Cybercrime – on the QT in IT?

Fear of penalties, litigation and reputational backlash has prompted a surprising number of companies, 42%, to pressure their IT and security staff to hide data breaches from regulators and customers, according to Bitdefender’s 2023 Cybersecurity Assessment. The survey of more than 400 IT professionals at companies of more than 1,000 employees, found that while 94% report being very or somewhat confident in their security tools, 52% had a data breach in the last 12 months and 29% admitted to not reporting a breach.

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IT’S THE LAW (04/11/2023)

April 11, 2023

Washington State’s My Health, My Data Act (ESHB 1155) has Senate approval and has been sent to the House with some amendments. Pending that approval, it will go to the governor to sign. The bill is important because it is enforceable under the Washington Consumer Protection Act and Attorney General and would allow citizens to access, delete, and withdraw consent from the collection, sharing, or selling of their health data and allow private right of action for injunction, recovery of damages and attorney fees.

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One-Third of Marketers Will Buy a CDP This Year: Optimove Survey

May 31, 2023

Just over one-third of marketers plan to either buy a new CDP (21%) or replace an existing one (13%) this year, according to this Optimove survey. Unfortunately, it doesn’t report how many have a CDP already in place, which would put the other values in perspective. It does seem that CDPs are a relatively low priority: they rank sixth on the list of new systems and eighth on the list of systems to replace.

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