GDPR: A Lens into the Bigger Picture of Digital Transformation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been receiving much press the last couple years on both sides of “the pond” and for good reason.  It impacts companies not just in Europe but potentially anywhere in the world. We’re doing business in a world that’s increasingly globalized and intertwined, much more so than it’s ever … More GDPR: A Lens into the Bigger Picture of Digital Transformation

Why Dynamic Authorization Is a Big Deal in Data Security

If you’re unfamiliar with dynamic authorization, be prepared for an epiphany of sorts.  It could very well be the biggest little secret you’ve never heard of with respect to data security.  What with all the cloud apps, mobile devices, Big Data, and productivity tools that consume our professional lives these days, legacy access control solutions … More Why Dynamic Authorization Is a Big Deal in Data Security

A Systematic Approach to Controlled Technical Data

By Dennis Andrie, Director of Professional Services at NextLabs NextLabs routinely advises customers whose businesses handle Controlled Technical Data (CTD) such as ITAR, EAR, and data controlled by non-US Jurisdictions, to take a proactive, systematic approach to managing CTD throughout its lifecycle. Many of these enterprises have been in business for a number of decades, … More A Systematic Approach to Controlled Technical Data

What are the Financial Costs of Data Loss?

By E.K. Koh, VP of Solutions at NextLabs |   The direct financial costs include future loss of revenue when trade secrets are stolen today. According to the Battelle Foundation report “2013 Global R&D Funding Forecast”, the financial costs of intellectual property theft – internal and external – are compounded over time. When trade secrets are stolen, … More What are the Financial Costs of Data Loss?

DFARS: Where is my Unclassified Controlled Technical Data?

By Dennis Andrie, Director of Professional Services and Support at NextLabs In our last blogpost on the Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS) Subpart 204.73 and associated contract clause 252.204-7012, Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information, we discussed actions that companies must act upon to protect Unclassified Controlled Technical Information when they contract or subcontract with the U.S. Government … More DFARS: Where is my Unclassified Controlled Technical Data?