January 22, 2020

Getting Started with Your CCPA Compliant Privacy Program

As of January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is in effect. This means that California residents have new data privacy rights – forcing businesses in California to implement structural changes to their privacy programs. Two of the biggest challenges that businesses face when it comes to CCPA compliance is a lack of time and bandwidth.

January 17, 2020

How Smart Card Technology Uses Network Security

The concept of network security has been in existence for decades. With organizations using more sensitive information, the need to create policies that would limit access and control of a network has increased. At first, these policies involved nothing more than inputting a name and PIN or password on a computer. With the invention of smart cards, however, network security methods have changed.

January 16, 2020

Data Privacy Day becomes Cyber Safety Day in Tampa Bay

Youth today are being raised in a connected world, yet they lack the knowledge and instincts necessary to keep themselves safe and secure online. Tablets, laptops, and smart devices are now the norm at home and school. One of the shortcomings in K-12 education is that students are taught to use various technologies, but they are not introduced to the threats they face while using them.

December 18, 2019

The Disconnect Between Understanding and Behavior: How to Accurately Measure and Change Behavior

Survey after survey indicate that the general public’s understanding of simple cybersecurity hygiene concepts, such as using strong passwords, is fairly good. Pew Research Center found that the majority of people know what a strong password is. Yet, their behaviors show otherwise. This presents critical challenges if you want to accurately measure your security culture in order to reduce business and operational risk.

December 5, 2019

The Dos and Don’ts of Hacktober on Campus

Since Hacktober was created by Facebook in 2011, many companies have integrated Hacktober campaigns into the workplace to help educate employees on the importance of cybersecurity and how to recognize a cyber attack. With a trove of financial and customer data contained on their networks, businesses have a lot to protect. But so do universities and their students.

October 31, 2019

From a CISO: The most critical member of my team is you

As Wells Fargo’s chief information security officer (CISO), my responsibility is to protect private customer data from bad actors. Through a dedicated team and network of technology, we build defenses to keep your data safe. You should expect strong cybersecurity from the organizations you trust with your financial information. But, that is only part of the equation. My team is only as good as the first line of defense, which is you.