A GDPR Primer: What You Need to Know

The General Data Protection Plan, known by GDPR, is new legislation that defines data protection standards and laws across the European Union. This regulation effectively repeals the Directive 95/46/EC.

Consistency is the goal for the GDPR; the legislation imposes a uniform security data law on all EU members, therefore removing most of the need for each member state to write its own data protection laws.

The complexity of the GDPR has left organizations that do business with the EU scrambling to identify exactly how they can comply with its strict data security standards while also recognizing what effect compliance has on their overall digital business initiatives. Let’s take a look a quick look into to the GDPR.

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How Big Data is Driving Evolution in Identity and Access Management

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What is Big Data and Why You Should Care

In a previous post, I discussed some of the security challenges awaiting companies looking to leverage the explosion of Big Data. The term itself - “Big Data” - is sort of vague. What do we mean when we say Big Data? Is it the size of the data files? The number of files?

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ABAC, part and parcel of an effective anti-fraud program

ABAC, part and parcel of an effective anti-fraud program

In 2015, a British University presented findings on the cost of fraud and losses to society as a whole. What they found was very revealing – the annual cost of fraud equates to almost 6% of global GDP. Considering that the IMF projected 2015 global GDP to be around USD 73,5 billion, we’re talking billions of lost dollars, annually. And if that isn’t enough, according to PwC the financial sector suffers from more economic crime than any other industry. The upshot of this is that financial institutions have to have more effective procedures in place than any other industry if they are to reduce losses due to fraud.

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Proving Access Control Compliance and Enabling Access Review Reporting

In April 2016, Axiomatics introduced the Axiomatics Review Manager, a one-of-a-kind access review and reporting tool, that can confirm polices are enforced and compliance is met within dynamic authorization implementations with Axiomatics, that utilize an Attribute Based Access Control model (ABAC).

In this blog post, we provide a more detailed explanation of the need that the Review Manager fills, as well as a glance into the inner-workings of the tool.

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