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.
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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What You Need to Know about GDPR Breach Disclosure, Response
Mark McGlenn
What You Need to Know about GDPR Breach Disclosure, Response

Incident response is a critical pillar of an effective endpoint security program, one that will gain importance as GDPR enforcement comes into play after May 25th. Organizations must be ready to react if and when an incident occurs in order to meet the stringent requirements that apply during an incident. Under Articles 33 & 34 of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a personal data breach must be disclosed to supervisory...

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2 Steps to Improve GDPR Security of Processing
Mark McGlenn
2 Steps to Improve GDPR Security of Processing

In the final countdown to GDPR enforcement on May 25th of this year, many UK and US firms are overestimating their state of readiness. 94 percent of FTSE 350 and 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies whose international business makes GDPR applicable believe they are on track to comply with GDPR, according to a recent survey, yet less than half of the same respondents have a GDPR taskforce and...

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