Tag: Compliance

Will the data privacy law in Austria take the same turn as the non-smoker protection law?

As most of you know, the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will become effective on the 25th of May. While this will happen all over Europe, in a small country in its heart the government cannot bring itself to implement the allowed penalty range, just as all other states in this union do. Austria…
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Is it worth the risk?

Special – Vulnerability Assessment

Are you willing to take the risk of not knowing about security issues with your IT environment to save cost? This article might help you answer the question. If you never had a penetration test or vulnerability assessment done or the last one has been conducted long ago: Now is the ideal time for you…
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Newspaper - Suche Frau article

Seeking: Young woman for marriage.

I stumbled upon this gem in the classifieds section of a small local newspaper in Villach, Austria. Looking past the obvious desperation, this gentleman’s request was similar to what we observe regularly in the IT Security industry. The following statement could very well be found in the same section: “Seeking: Young IT Security professional to…
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Personal Identifiable Information

What’s the buzz about GDPR?

Data protection directives are nothing new to EU based countries. The national implementations of the directives are vast, complex and different across EU members. For this reason, the EU has developed a single set of rules for data protection, replacing the data protection directive form 1995, valid across all member states, called the General Data…
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