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How to prepare for the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Abacus Group - Dec 3, 2019

By John Carbo, Director of Information Security at Abacus Group

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020.  The purpose of the CCPA is to extend protections for the personal data of California residents and imposes new requirements for businesses that process personal data.  The focus of the CCPA is on disclosures for the collection and “sale” of personal information. 

Topics: data privacy- CCPA

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How Abacus addresses the recent SEC OCIE Risk Alert on safeguarding network storage

Abacus Group - May 31, 2019

By John Carbo, Director of Information Security

The SEC OCIE published a risk alert recently entitled “Safeguarding Customer Records and Information in Network Storage – Use of Third Party Security Features” which contains three main observations:

  • Misconfigured network storage solutions.
  • Inadequate oversight of vendor-provided network storage solutions.
  • Insufficient data classification policies and procedures.

Our AbacusFLEX and AbacusFLEX-Hybrid platforms are designed to meet or exceed regulatory security requirements by following policies and procedures set forth by NIST, COBIT, ISO, Center for Internet Security and the Cloud Security Alliance. 

Here is how Abacus addresses the OCIE Risk Alert’s observations:

Topics: cybersecurity- data privacy- SEC Risk Alert

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Data Privacy Day - Infographic #PrivacyAware

Abacus Group - Jan 28, 2019

January 28 is Data Privacy / Protection Day. Abacus Group is an official Data Privacy Day Champion. In addition to the infographic below, be sure to check out our post with data privacy tips and tools. #PrivacyAware 

Topics: cybersecurity- data privacy

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January 28 is Data Privacy / Protection Day - Tips & Tools

Abacus Group - Jan 28, 2019

Today, January 28, is officially Data Privacy / Protection Day.

Data Privacy Day began in the US and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. Data Protection Day commemorates the January 28, 1981, signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is observed annually on January 28.

In partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Abacus Group has registered as an official Data Privacy Day Champion, showing our support and dedication for respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust. As part of our role as a Champion, we want to share some important data privacy tips and tools provided by the NCSA.

Topics: cybersecurity- data privacy

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