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Guide to password security – how to protect your employees

According to the National Cyber Security Center in the UK, British people have an average of 22 passwords. If you take that number as an indication for the rest of Europe and the world, that’s a lot of passwords! A password is probably the most common security measure used to protect information. Therefore, it is important that they are safe....

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Why you should care about application security

Applications play an important role in our lives. Applications facilitate communication and help us in various different ways. At work, in our day-to-day lives, in how we communicate and how we access information. Despite this, applications can also pose a security threat. Poorly coded applications with inadequate security can result in attacks, and worst-case scenario - data breaches. Web application attacks...

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1 month with GDPR – Frequently asked questions

It has now been a little more than a month since GDPR was applied in law. It is now, after the implementation of the GDPR, when things become interesting! What organizations will the Supervisory authorities in Europe investigate first? How well prepared are companies for GDPR? In my work as Compliance Manager and GDPR Consultant, I receive daily questions about...

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Jonas Gharanfoli

CLOUD Act – How the new American law can impact European companies

In the shadow of GDPR, US authorities have introduced CLOUD Act, a US federal law that has met quite a lot of criticism. CLOUD Act, among other things, enables U.S. authorities get access to data of US cloud providers - including data stored abroad. Many have expressed concern about what the law may entail in practice. What is CLOUD Act?...

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10 essential questions when deciding on a cloud or hosting provider

Moving your business operations to the cloud or to a hosting provider can cut costs, streamline your workflow and eliminate the need for in-house IT personnel and hardware. But perhaps the biggest benefit for companies is the ability to concentrate on the business at hand and let someone else handle worrisome IT concerns like security, maintenance, backup and support. The...

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Magnus Mårtensson

Technology solutions to comply with GDPR

GDPR has been in the spotlight the past year, and organizations have been working hard to follow the requirements. Documentation has been an important part of the adaptation work, something we have previously written about here. But GDPR is about more than just documentation. In order to comply with GDPR, companies not only need legal competence, but also technical expertise....

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Questions and answers about WAF

WAF is short for Web Application Firewall, and is a firewall for web applications. It is a way to protect network traffic on an application level. How does a Web Application Firewall work? A WAF examines and filters traffic to web applications. It keeps track of communication between the client and server, and server and server when building advanced web...

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PSD2 – Where are we now?

The announcement of PSD2 caused a rumble in the banking jungle, and many believe that the directive will revolutionize the payment landscape. The deadline for PSD2 was set to be January 13th. We are now a bit into 2018, so it’s time to evaluate – where are we now with PSD2? The European Banking Authority (EBA) announced the Revised Payment...

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HSM – What is it and who needs one?

HSM stands for Hardware Security Module, and is an incredibly secure physical device specifically designed for crypto processing and strong authentication. It can encrypt, decrypt, create, store and manage digital keys, and be used for signing and authentication. The purpose is to safeguard and protect sensitive data. Why do you need a Hardware Security Module? There are several reasons but...

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A quick guide to GDPR documentation

In GDPR there is a principle of accountability, which means that you should be able to demonstrate compliance with the regulation. One way of doing this is through documentation. So what kind of documents do you need to have in place? Here is an overview of the most important documents you need in order to comply with GDPR. Record of...

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