Discover Sensitive Data with SaaS

Cole PrudenEnd-Business SaaS, Mandatory Data Compliance, Sensitive Data Discovery Tool

Within the world of sensitive data discovery, there are many roads you can take to remain compliant to mandatory regulations. Unfortunately, many of these roads can leave you with more questions than answers. If you’re looking for a simpler route to protect your company’s data, SaaS is right for you. What is SaaS? Pronounced /sæs/, SaaS stands for Software as … Read More

The Basics of the PCI: What Makes It Different

Cole PrudenPCI DSS, Regulatory Compliance, Sensitive Data Discovery Tool

Today’s businesses are expected to adhere to many standards and regulations, everything from the notorious GDPR, to the more locally applicable LGPD. Luckily, many of the big-name data protection regulations share a similar base structure. But what about the PCI Standard? What sets it apart from the pack? What Is the PCI? Before we get too far, we’ll need to … Read More

Making GDPR Compliance Simple

Cole PrudenPersonal Data Discovery, Regulatory Compliance, Self-Hosted Auditing Software

By now, we should all be well aware of the GDPR and what it means for our business. How is it then that so many companies remain GDPR non-compliant? Is the regulation too complicated, too time-consuming, or is it just a hassle? Discover everything you need to know to easily comply with the GDPR today. What is the GDPR and … Read More

The 3 Best Practices for Preventing Data Leaks

Cole PrudenData Audit, Data Leak, Leak Management

Suffering a data leak can be devastating. Depending on the size of your company and the amount of data you store, a single data breach could signal the end of your business. And with the number of data leaks only on the rise, it’s time to implement prevention’s best practices. Data Leaks Although we’ve all most likely heard of dangerous … Read More

PII and Its Many Forms

Cole PrudenPersonally Identifiable Information, Self-Hosted Auditing Software, Sensitive Data Protection

Sometimes, it feels like the goal of tech agencies and federal regulations, such as the GDPR, is to confuse us. Unless you’re used to using terms like “protected information” and “sensitive data” and seeing acronyms like PII, PCI, HIPAA, etc., this topic can seem a little daunting. So, let’s break it down and learn the exact differences between frequently used … Read More

What is PII and How Does it Affect You?

Cole PrudenPersonally Identifiable Information, Self-Hosted Auditing Software, Sensitive Data Protection

When it comes to protecting yourself and your company’s best interests, there are many forms of personal information to watch for. What exactly are these kinds of sensitive data, what is your relationship to them, and how does protecting them affect you and your business? What Exactly is PII If you’ve spent any time in the tech sphere or within … Read More

Explaining Data Subject Access Requests — DSARs

Cole PrudenDSAR, PII, Right of Access

As a company owner in the 21st century, simply staying up-to-date on data compliance regulations will no longer cut it. Especially with the introduction of the GDPR in Europe, people have grown more interested in protecting their private information than ever before. So, when the time comes and one of your employees or customers makes a subject data access request, … Read More

How to Identify Personal Data in the 21st Century

Cole PrudenData Discovery, Personal Data, Sensitive Information

Personal data comes in many shapes and sizes. As business owners, company employees, and internet consumers, it’s our job to know what personal data is and how to locate and protect it. But now that the new millennium is well on its way, is there any new technology out there that can help? Where to Get Started? Step one is … Read More

What is the LGPD and What Does It Mean For You?

Cole PrudenBrazil’s LGPD, GDPR Compliance, International Data Auditing

As technology grows, every company strives to keep up with each data compliance update, especially in their home country. But what happens when you’ve got clients in Brazil, or want to take your company international? Is Brazil’s new LGPD simply another version of GDPR, or is it something more? Introducing the LGPD Only coming into effect as of September 2020, … Read More

The What, Why, and How of PII Auditing

Cole PrudenIn-House Protection Software, PII Auditing, Sensitive Data Discovery

You’ve heard stories of companies running into trouble by not maintaining PII compliance and suffering severe legal ramifications. But what does that mean for you? Out of all the data you have, you’re sure you don’t have any PII lurking around in unwanted or even unlawful areas, right…? Ready or not, your next scheduled PII audit is around the corner. … Read More