Posts by Mark McGlenn

Mark McGlenn
Mark McGlenn is Senior Manager of Risk and Compliance Services for Absolute. Mark has over 15 years of experience in Internal Audit, Compliance testing, Risk Management, IT Security, Accounting, and Fraud Prevention. He has developed and managed risk-based corporate internal audit programs with a focus on compliance testing (SOX, PCI, AML) and process and internal control improvements. Leveraging best practices such as CIS Critical Controls, NIST CSF, NIST 800-53, Mark has designed cyber-security assessment procedures and performed engagements in both the public and private sectors. His unique experiences assist Absolute customers in addressing compliance concerns and securing the endpoint.
Weighing Privacy with Security Under GDPR
Mark McGlenn
Weighing Privacy with Security Under GDPR

Weighing privacy and security has long been a delicate balancing act. With the adoption of GDPR this year, the scales have again shifted and the stakes for failing to get it right are dramatically higher. This is especially true as other similar data protection mandates continue to evolve around the globe like PIPEDA in Canada and new regulations being debated in Australia, Brazil and just about every state in...

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5 Tips for Compliance Officers Dealing with GDPR
Mark McGlenn
5 Tips for Compliance Officers Dealing with GDPR

GDPR enforcement is here and businesses are taking various approaches to comply. Most noticeable was the flood of emails we all received from companies scrambling to update their privacy policies. Big tech companies are passing the buck onto individual businesses and publishers, making them responsible for any data they may collect. And to the extreme, some organizations are blocking all EU users including retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods and...

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How Ready Are You for GDPR Enforcement?
Mark McGlenn
How Ready Are You for GDPR Enforcement?

The world didn’t come to an end on May 25 but already, some companies are feeling the heat after GDPR enforcement came into full force last week. Take note of the recent complaints – if you’re doing business in the EU, it’s time to change the way you do things or risk paying the price. GDPR impacts your marketing, advertising, human resources and a wide-reaching set of business practices....

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Procrastinators’ Guide to GDPR Compliance
Mark McGlenn
Procrastinators’ Guide to GDPR Compliance

If you’re paying attention, you’ve probably already seen a handful of GDPR-related headlines just today, let alone in the last week or month. But there are two good reasons for the deluge of GDPR discussion right now – it’s incredibly important and the time to act is now. If you’re one of those ninth inning, hit it out of the park types, you’re up. The EU has imposed a...

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Ensure Compliance with GDPR Data Protection Impact Assessments
Mark McGlenn
Ensure Compliance with GDPR Data Protection Impact Assessments

Regular risk assessments are a part of any security strategy, but under the upcoming GDPR regulations, they will be a requirement. GDPR requires that organizations carry out a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) with a focus on data protection obligations to protect individuals’ expectations of privacy. Failure to conduct a DPIA is considered a breach of the GDPR and could lead to fines of up to 2 percent of...

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