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Tonight I'm gonna IR like it's 99 (days until GDPR)…

Sorry Nena, it was going to be you or Prince that was going to get the headline, and whilst 99 Red Balloons is a catchy 80’s classic, I had to give credit to His Royal Purpleness. It was that or pay tribute to a…

An Open Letter to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Dear OAIC, I love your website. I really, really, really, really, REALLY love your website. It is brilliant. Thank you. Warm regards, Samantha Humphries Rapid7 Senior Manager, Global Markets & Compliance Glad I’ve got that off my chest. I should probably elaborate on my…

February – Test & Take Note

Well, if there’s one good thing to say about February, especially for those of us deep in the bowels of winter, it’s that January is finally behind us. However, it does bring the impending GDPR compliance date ever closer. February 25th 2018 marks…

GDPR Preparation Checklist: January – Teach and Tidy

New year, new things to think about when it comes to your GDPR compliance preparations. Hopefully your GDPR project is in full swing by now. If it’s not, then you do really need to be getting your skates well and truly on. Do take…

GDPR Compliance Checklist: December – Assess & Review

With under six months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, organizations that handle the personal data of EU citizens are preparing for this new compliance regulation. In order to help you through this new regulation, we’re creating a…

UNITED Session on GDPR Compliance Now Available in Our GDPR Toolkit

Sunny September days in Boston seem a world away as I type this on a somewhat chilly November day in England. Billy Joe Armstrong definitely missed out, what with being asleep and all, not just on some beautiful weather, but also on attending Rapid7’s…

GDPR Preparation: November – Form & Storm

With just over six months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, organizations that handle the personal data of EU citizens are preparing for this new compliance regulation. If you’ve not gotten started yet, or your plans are still…

Australian Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016

Mandatory notification of data breaches is becoming more commonplace across the globe. Many financial institutions are now required to comply with NY DFS, any organization processing the personal data of EU citizens should be in the midst of their GDPR preparations, and now Australia has…

GDPR or GDP-argh? Find out at UNITED!

Contained within this post is a secret look into the talk-planning life of Samantha Humphries, Rapid7's senior manager for international solutions, and Katie Ledoux, a senior security analyst. Let's watch what happens. From: Caitlin Condon Sent: 16 August 2017 15:26 To: Samantha Humphries; Katie…

Preparing for GDPR Compliance: 10 Actionable Recommendations

GDPR is coming….. If your organisation does business with Europe, or more specifically does anything with the Personal Data of EU Citizens who aren't dead (i.e. Natural Persons), then, just like us, you're going to be in the process of living the dream…

Vulnerability Management: Best Practices

We are often asked by customers for recommendations on what they should be scanning, when they should be scanning, how they ensure remote devices don't get missed, and in some cases why they need to scan their endpoints (especially when they have counter-measures in place…

Finalists in FIVE categories at the Network Computing Awards!

Ring Ring! You're in the Final! It's always nice to get a phone call letting us know that we've been shortlisted for awards – but when it's five awards, we like those calls even more! Two of our products, and our company have reached the final…

[Free Tool] IoTSeeker: Find IoT Devices, Check for Default Passwords

So there's this Thing... We need to talk about Things, you and I. Specifically those connected Things. This isn't a weird breakup discussion regarding a relationship you didn't know we had (I hear that's called stalking actually, and is an altogether different type of problem)…

Stop, collaborate and listen... (...and think, and connect)

Since its inception, our wonderful connected world has been a battleground for cybercriminals vs law enforcement and security professionals, who are locked into a twisted dance of punches and counterpunches as the arena in which they fight evolves around them. We continue to connect more…

Overcome Nephophobia - Don't be a Shadow IT Ostrich!

Overcome Nephophobia - Don't be a Shadow IT Ostrich! Every cloud….. When I was much younger and we only had three TV channels, I used to know a lot of Names of Things. Lack of necessity and general old age has meant I've now long…

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