Cyber Risk and Privacy

The State of GDPR, One Year Later

Enacted on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) shook up the privacy world by enacting some of the strongest consumer protection laws ever seen. Any industry that processes the information of European Union residents was affected, and the act was designed to force organizations to implement the appropriate processes to manage consumer […]

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A-LIGN is a Proud Data Privacy Day Champion

A-LIGN is proud to announce our participation as a Data Privacy Day (DPD) Champion.

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Protect Your Supply Chain From Security Threats

Protect Your Supply Chain From Security Threats

In today’s increasingly connected environment, businesses rely more on third-party vendors than ever before to help them bring their ideas to life. Those vendors include suppliers, affiliates, contractors and service providers. 

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Minimizing Data Risks in 2019

In the world of cyber risk and security, the biggest concerns for chief audit executives (CAEs) in the coming year are risks surrounding data and analytics. According to a Gartner study that surveyed 144 CAEs, Gartner was able to determine the major risks that are facing boards, audit committees and executives in the new year, […]

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GDPR: One Month Post Enforcement

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On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), aimed at enacting strong consumer protection laws, was enforced.

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3 Steps to Achieve GDPR Compliance

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Are You Ready for GDPR’s May 2018 Deadline? How can your organization achieve GDPR compliance? Consumer privacy continues to become a mounting concern for organizations and with the implementation deadline for GDPR quickly approaching the focus on privacy has increased.

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Preparing for Disaster: Understanding Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery

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Operating in an environment that continually transforms can be challenging and sometimes system failure is inevitable. Although having proactive prevention programs is necessary, it is equally as important to have reactive disaster strategies. Potential causes of downtime include: Natural risks: Hurricane, fire, earthquake, etc. Human-caused risks: Terrorism, crime, manmade structure failure, etc. Civil risk: Riots, […]

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A-LIGN Introduces Privacy Assessment Offerings to Respond to the Growing Concern for Data Privacy

As the data privacy landscape evolves, A-LIGN is committed to providing solutions that assist organizations in safeguarding their client’s data. A-LIGN now offers privacy assessment and compliance services that assist organizations in adhering to the following standards: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) HIPAA Privacy Rule “Privacy is a consideration in several of […]

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What are the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles?

With the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, the United States and the European Union share the goal of improving the privacy of citizens’ sensitive information. However, what makes the framework necessary is that each has a differing approach on how to manage the protection of information. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework exists in order to provide consistent, […]

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Overview of the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

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Privacy Shield Framework The EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide European and US companies a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the U.S. when engaging in transatlantic commerce. For […]

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