Security Posts

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Compliance: Get on Board

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Compliance: Get on Board

Tom Colgan, Director of Cyber Security, Pilgrim Quality Solutions

As we come up on the first year anniversary of EU commission adoption of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, I wanted to take a few minutes to discuss Privacy Shield and its evolution. EU member states approved EU-U.S. Privacy Shield on July 8, 2016, followed by EU Commission adoption on July 12, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce started taking applications for EU-U.S. Privacy Shield on August 1, 2016. Since that time, over 2,000 business entities have submitted the proper registration requirements and been approved as EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certified per the published list on the Privacy Shield website.
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Be Aware! Security Training and Employee Engagement

Be Aware! Security Training and Employee Engagement

Tom Colgan, Director of Cyber Security, Pilgrim Quality Solutions

As agents of quality and compliance within the Life Sciences industry, we are all well aware of the importance of security awareness training in order to be compliant with various frameworks, laws, and regulations, including HIPAA. But in practice, does your organization’s awareness program simply “check the box,” or do you believe your efforts are having an impact?
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Protect Your Assets with Web Application Security

Protect Your Assets with Web Application Security

Kumud Bhattarai, Director of Software Development & Enterprise Architect, Pilgrim Quality Solutions

In the era of applications that are either web-based or have some connection to web-based content, making applications secure is one of the most important factors that should be in the back of any system architect’s mind.

Every so often we hear big news about large companies getting breached and private information being stolen from the system. Most of these activities can be attributed to either human weaknesses (such as phishing attacks) or system weaknesses (such as zero-day exploits).
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