Posts by Stephen Midgley

Stephen Midgley
Stephen Midgley was the Vice President of Global Marketing for Absolute.
Data Breach Notifications: Delays Matter
Stephen Midgley
Data Breach Notifications: Delays Matter

While many businesses are making great strides in protecting themselves against data breaches, all this hard work can be undone when a breach occurs. It’s impossible to guard against everything, so it is important to know exactly what to do once a breach happens. Post-data breach, time matters. Delays can have disastrous consequences.

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Will You Wake Up to a Data Protection Nightmare?
Stephen Midgley
Will You Wake Up to a Data Protection Nightmare?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) is expected to come into effect in 2017. This means that in less than 2 years’ time, you need to have a data protection officer, a strict plan in place to notify all of your customers about breaches as soon as they happen, all of your data must be encrypted and your company must have an insurance plan to help guard...

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How the Financial Sector Can Prepare for the EU GDPR
Stephen Midgley
How the Financial Sector Can Prepare for the EU GDPR

There was a 49% increase in data breaches in 2014, with more than a billion records stolen or compromised. In the financial sector, data breaches increased substantially, affecting 1.1 million records in 2014. These incidents have brought the spotlight to data regulations, with many regulatory bodies stepping up with new enforcements, and new laws such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the horizon. These regulations require...

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Don’t Let Data Be the "Bad Guy"
Stephen Midgley
Don’t Let Data Be the "Bad Guy"

2014 marked a noticeable shift with data breaches, big brands and mega-breaches dominating the news. Data breaches became very public and the accountability for these data breaches shifted; we even saw the CEO of Target lose his job following a data breach. 2015 has continued along the same path, with high profile breaches such as the 80-million-customer breach suffered by Anthem.

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Setting The Data Security Foundation for Care.Data
Stephen Midgley
Setting The Data Security Foundation for Care.Data

With the NHS care.data initiative finally set to launch, and an ever-increasing drive to increase mobility across the NHS, it will soon be much easier to share data securely across the NHS. These developments have the potential to transform health service delivery on many fronts.

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