Sports retail giant Decathlon leaks 123 million customer and employee records

IT Governance

Decathlon, the world’s largest sporting goods retailer, has suffered a massive data breach, affecting 123 million customer and employee records. It contained information from the retailer’s Spanish businesses and potentially its UK stores.

Lessons for In-House Counsel from Cybersecurity’s Front Lines

HL Chronicle of Data Protection

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Data Governance and Business Transformation


Collibra organized a Data Governance and Business Transformation seminar in Paris recently, bringing together data managers from the financial, retail, transportation, and logistics industries. What Forrester describes as “Data Governance 2.0” Governance Across the Enterprise.

E-learning: the effective way to train your team

IT Governance

It is widely acknowledged that the retail and hospitality industries experience high staff turnover: frontline roles are often filled by temporary, young or part-time staff, the hours can be long and unsociable and the work can be physically demanding.

Bristol Airport systems offline in suspected ransomware attack

IT Governance

Protect yourself with IT Governance. Our ten-minute Phishing and Ransomware – Human patch e-learning course allows you to educate your staff quickly and cost-effectively. Cyber Security Retail e-learning phishing RansomwareAnother day, another cyber attack.

#ModernDataMasters: Henrik Liliendahl, Chairman & CTO, Product Data Lake


I was educated in computer engineering but my first job was on the business side. But that was my route into data management and going from there into MDM PIM and data governance. Uncategorized B Compliance & GDPR B Consumer 360 B Customer 360 B Digital Transformation B Financial Services & Insurance B Healthcare B High-Tech & Manufacturing B IT B Business B Life Sciences B Machine Learning B Patient & Member 360 B Retail & CPGKate Tickner, Reltio.

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MY TAKE: Michigan’s cybersecurity readiness initiatives provide roadmap others should follow

The Last Watchdog

When Snyder took office at the start of 2011, Google had just disclosed details about Operation Aurora – China’s systematic breach of dozens of marquee corporations; details were trickling out about a worm, called Stuxnet , that had corrupted the controls of Iranian nuclear plants; and the massive Target retail chain breach, which was to pivot off the overlooked third-party access of a ventilation contractor, was two years in the future.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2019 – 114.6 million records leaked

IT Governance

Australian education provider TAFE NSW hit by phishing scam (30). Multiple sites affiliated with the University of Florida student government hacked (unknown). A coordinated ransomware attack hits at least 20 local governments in Texas (unknown).

The GDPR: A year in review

IT Governance

Our experts couldn’t agree on which sector had done the least to meet the GDPR’s requirements, with retail, education and the public sector among those named the worst. The post The GDPR: A year in review appeared first on IT Governance Blog.


11 cyber security predictions for 2020

IT Governance

With that in mind, Geraint Williams, IT Governance’s chief information security officer, discusses his cyber security predictions in the upcoming year. The retail and hospitality industries will continue to have their POS equipment targeted.

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SEC and FINRA Issue 2020 Examination Priorities for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

Data Matters

OCIE’s 2020 Examination Priorities for broker-dealers and investment advisers include the protection of retail investors (including compliance with new standard of care requirements and interpretations), cyber and information security risks, anti-money laundering compliance, firms engaging in the digital asset space and the provision of electronic investment advice. Protection of Retail Investors . Retail-Targeted Investments. Technology Governance. The U.S.

Does your use of CCTV comply with the GDPR?

IT Governance

This will typically cover public authorities such as government departments, schools and other educational institutions, hospitals and the police. Many retailers sell signs like this, leaving the purpose blank so that you can fill it in with the appropriate message. One of the first penalties issued under the GDPR was levied against an Austrian retailer for its use of CCTV. appeared first on IT Governance Blog.


SEC and FINRA Issue 2020 Examination Priorities (Including Cybersecurity) for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers

Data Matters

OCIE’s 2020 Examination Priorities for broker-dealers and investment advisers include the protection of retail investors (including compliance with new standard of care requirements and interpretations), cyber and information security risks, anti-money laundering compliance, firms engaging in the digital asset space and the provision of electronic investment advice. Protection of Retail Investors . Retail-Targeted Investments. Technology Governance. The U.S.

TA505 group updates tactics and expands the list of targets

Security Affairs

TA505 hacking group has been active since 2014 focusing on Retail and banking sectors. The TA505 also targeted government agencies in Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Qatar using another type of.XLS or.DOC attachments.

Finance sector must simplify staff awareness training

IT Governance

Financial services firms must do more to educate employees about cyber security, according to the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority). The findings are the result of a discussion between 175 organisation, aiming to address security concerns in the fund and investment management, insurance, retail banking, and retail investment and lending sectors. Get started >> The post Finance sector must simplify staff awareness training appeared first on IT Governance Blog.

62% of organisations unaware of the GDPR

IT Governance

There is an alarming lack of awareness across all industries about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , according to a government survey. The finance and insurance (79%), information or communications (67%) and education (52%) sectors have the highest awareness of the GDPR.


Data, Ethics, and the Business – Five Key Takeaways


Having good data ethics and data governance programs enables organizations to be proactive and more resilient. This includes, for example, the data governance framework, data application, model building, model validation, and model assignment.

Massively Open Online Data: How’s Your MOOD?

Perficient Data & Analytics

There is more access to free online content than ever before with things like free software and free education. Think about a sales department in your organization selling retail products taking into consideration product shelf-life and stocking products as the weather demands, or a crime fighting organization getting Human Rights information and CIA data sets, or Healthcare organization using Centers for Disease Controls (CDC) data set to identify issues by demographics.

The Tragedy of the Data Commons

John Battelle's Searchblog

But before you roll your eyes in anticipation of yet another Facebook rant, no, this post is not about Facebook, despite that company’s continued inability to govern itself. Before, and after? A theme of my writing over the past ten or so years has been the role of data in society.

Seven Risks in the Beneficent Cloud

Positively RIM

Today’s Blog is sponsored by MER 2017, Cohasset Associates’ 25 th annual educational conference on electronic records management, in Chicago, May 8-10. Records Management in the Cloud cries for Information Governance (IG). If I were a seasonal retailer, doing most of my business during three months of the year, there is no way I would want to have that much capacity sitting idle inside the firewall for the other nine months.

Recent Data Breach Events in China

Hunton Privacy

In recent months, the Chinese government has devoted attention to the protection of personal information with, as we previously reported , the promulgation of a number of new data protection regulations. Zhabei District police investigated online message platforms, and targeted an education information consulting company as the source of the spam messages.

Ready to lead the 5G revolution


A myriad of use cases is emerging, spanning industries as diverse as transport, retail, healthcare and agriculture. Widespread augmented reality could help people to shop, learn and explore wherever they are — from immersive educational experiences to smart mirrors that enable you to digitally try on clothes before ordering garments that are bespoke to your measurements. Ready to lead the 5G revolution. Mon, 02/25/2019 - 05:48.

The customer revolution is coming to banking (but it won’t happen overnight)


Early 2018 will mark the beginning of a new era for the UK’s retail banks. Described by the Government as “technological revolution will give people greater control over their money”, Open Banking is intended to transform the relationship between banks and their customers by introducing competition to the banking market. The customer revolution is coming to banking (but it won’t happen overnight). Tue, 10/17/2017 - 01:03.

The Good, Bad, And The Ugly: Key Takeaways From California’s New Privacy Law

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

The CCPA governs how businesses treat “consumer” “personal information.” Below is a summary of each exemption, as adopted and amended: Health Information Exemption: The CCPA, as adopted, exempts “protected or health information” collected by a covered entity pursuant to the CMIA or governed by the privacy, security, and breach notification rules issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (45 CFR Parts 160 and 164), established pursuant to HIPAA.

FTC Hosts Workshop on Informational Injury

Hunton Privacy

Consideration was given to whether the same factors apply in both the privacy and security contexts, the risk of potential injury versus realized injury and when government intervention is warranted. Responses varied with some noting that, in the retail tracking hypothetical, until actual harm is realized, no consumer injury has taken place, while others stated that retail tracking to determine aggregate consumer interest in a product could be enough to cause injury.

Apprentices – You’re Hired!


I was greatly inspired by the hard work and ingenuity of the prizewinners who are just beginning to start their careers in industries such as IT, construction and retail. We recognise enterprise and education need to work in partnership to address the skills gap - from the development of work-based learning to ensuring all of our young people have the chance to learn computing science in our classrooms. Again, this must be tackled by both enterprise and education.

FINRA Issues Its 2019 Risk Monitoring and Examination Priorities Letter

Data Matters

To help firms assist in compliance with such requirements and to better inform investors, FINRA commenced issuing to firms its “Mark-up/Mark-down Analysis Report” and has also made publicly available a Bond Facts Tool , which provides security-specific product data to help retail investors understand the quality of their fixed-income securities transactions. FINRA will continue to educate firms about the applicable requirements and evaluate firms for compliance.

Regulatory Update: NAIC Summer 2019 National Meeting

Data Matters

Securities and Exchange Commission on June 5, 2019, broker-dealers and associated persons are required to act in the best interest of a retail customer when recommending a securities transaction or investment strategy involving securities to a retail customer. The white paper recommends that state regulators continue to educate insurance companies and monitor gaps.

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