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CybeReady releases new Data Privacy Toolkit for CISOs
Thu, 25th Jan 2024

CybeReady, the renowned global leader in security awareness training, has announced the launch of their new Data Privacy CISO Toolkit. This coincides with Data Privacy Week, underlining the company's commitment to bolster their data privacy training initiatives. The CISO Toolkit, free for download, offers up-to-date trends in data privacy, pertaining to the sensitive nature of data protection.

Data Privacy Week originates from the United States and Canada. The National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA), in January 2008, initiated the program to highlight the importance of data privacy. It's seen this year from January 22-26, extending the European Data Protection Day. The commemoration marks the signature of Convention 108 in 1981, an essential international accord on privacy and data protection.

The Data Privacy Toolkit, concordant with the changing landscape of data privacy, offers guidelines and recommendations necessary to safeguard sensitive data. This action is vital to the mitigation of potential harmful actors and includes information related to financial, healthcare, and other personally identifiable data. With the increasing sophistication of cyber threats and the evolving legal framework, the Toolkit's guidance proves more relevant than ever.

Some of the resources that come with this Corporate Data Privacy Training Toolkit include guidance on data collection protocols. The instructions give corporate employees insight into collecting personal data, with emphasis lying on emerging privacy laws and ethical considerations in areas like analytics, operations, or marketing. Additionally, there are recommendations for secure, compliant storage, and handling of information. This includes observing the latest standards and best practices. Furthermore, the guide offers information on secure sharing and storage procedures and steps for proper data management during and after use.

In addition to these, CybeReady has made two CISO Training Toolkits for data privacy available; Protecting Corporate Information and Safeguarding Personal Information. Plus, six graphically appealing posters with data privacy tips are ready for display on public screens within the organization, including conference rooms.

Highlighting the importance of employee training in data privacy, CybeReady stresses that awareness and understanding at all organizational levels is vital in preventing breaches and fostering a reputable, compliant corporate environment. The Toolkits support alignment with global regulations such as GDPR and CCPA, advancing legal compliance and corporate integrity.

"Safeguarding customer and partner data is not just a corporate responsibility but a legal mandate," emphasised Eitan Fogel, CEO of CybeReady. "When it comes to sensitive data, security leaders and their employees must maintain vigilance and have the support of cutting-edge knowledge and tools. Taking these extra steps helps ensure responsible data management and reinforces a culture of security."