Data Privacy and Security News Roundup for 1/20/2020

A weekly roundup of news in the data privacy and security industries.

Preventing data loss, protecting the enterprise: DLP today (click to read more)

By: Tech HQ (Jan. 15, 2020)

Protecting an organization’s property when it’s entirely digital requires an approach that has to shift continuously, adapting to new threats and, conversely, new working methods.

Only ten years ago, storing information ‘on the internet’ was a rare practice. Today, of course, business-critical applications and storage take place in the cloud as a matter of course, and data protection methods have had to adapt to keep pace.

Want Your Personal Data? Hand Over More Please (click to read more)

By: Kashmir Hill of New York Times (Jan. 15, 2020)

A new California privacy law gives consumers the right to see and delete their data. But getting access often requires giving up more personal details.

The new year ushered in a landmark California privacy law that gives residents more control over how their digital data is used. The Golden State isn’t the only beneficiary, though, because many companies are extending the protections — the most important being the right to see and delete the personal data a company has — to all their customers in the United States.

A Practical Guide to Zero-Trust Security (click to read more)

By: Tony Kueh of ThreatPost (Jan. 15, 2020)

There are five different pillars to implement when moving to a modern, zero-trust security model. Employees are demanding that employers enable flexible workstyles. Apps are moving to the cloud. A company’s device and application mix are increasingly heterogeneous. All of these factors are breaking down the enterprise security perimeter, rendering traditional security approaches obsolete, and paving the way for zero-trust approaches.

Breadth Vs. Depth: The Cybersecurity Industry Has Been Focusing On The Wrong Thing (click to read more)

By: Jeff Capone of Forbes Technology Council (Jan. 15, 2020)

Every organization wants to keep its name out of the data breach headline carousel. A data breach comes with significant penalties, including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fines, diminished reputation, cost of forensic analysis and cost of corrective actions. The average cost of a data breach worldwide is $3.92 million, while the average cost of a data breach in the United States is $8.19 million.

Establishing an agile data strategy that is customer-centric and builds on trust (click to read more)

By: Aabid Abbasi of Information Management (Jan. 15, 2020)

Increasingly, firms are looking to advance a data strategy that provides perspectives and helps their leaders and customers gain personalized, timely insights. This is easier said than done. We all know customer needs will change as markets evolve, so developing an effective agile data strategy is an imperative. Today’s data tools have matured to enable end-to-end agile data discovery, helping the industry match up with ambitious business plans and evolving markets.

It’s Crunch Time for California Consumer Privacy Act Compliance (click to read more)

By Spencer Lentz of Ecommerce Times (Jan. 15, 2020)

The California Consumer Privacy Act — widely considered to be the toughest law in the U.S. regulating the collection, storage and use of personal information — went into effect on Jan. 1. Rather than preparing for the CCPA, however, many businesses have taken a wait-and-see approach. This could be a serious mistake.