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Farrah Gamboa is a Director of Technical Product Management at Stealthbits - now part of Netwrix. She is responsible for building and delivering on the roadmap of Stealthbits products and solutions. Since joining Stealthbits in 2012, Farrah has held multiple technical roles, including Scrum Master and Quality Assurance Manager. Farrah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University

3 Strategies to Ensure Readiness for DSARs

A data subject access request (DSAR) is a common requirement in privacy regulations today. It grants individuals the right to request all the personally identifiable information (PII) an organization has gathered about them, along with how the organization is using that data and who they’ve shared it with.

Responding to DSARs can be a daunting task for any organization. In fact, Gartner reports that manually processing a single request costs organizations more than $1,400 and takes most of them more than two weeks.

PROTIP – Fulfill a DSAR with StealthAUDIT 11.0

A Data Subject Access Request (DSAR), a common term amongst data privacy regulations, is an individual’s right to request information on personally identifiable information (PII) an organization has gathered about them, how that organization is using that data, and who that data has been shared with. Responding to a DSAR could be a daunting task […]

Data Privacy Trends to Watch Out For in 2021

| Farrah Gamboa | Predictions | Leave a Comment

Data privacy has become the expectation for every consumer across the globe, becoming more than a set of rules and regulations driven by compliance standards, but rather one of the primary pillars upon which customer loyalty and brand recognition stand upon.  A continuously-developing pandemic, a majority of people working from home, and new data privacy […]

5 Data Privacy Best Practices

With the enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Data Privacy has been at the forefront in 2020 and will remain an important challenge that organizations must take head-on as the way the world works continues to change. Stringent data privacy controls are an essential measure organizations need to […]

Top Data Breaches of 2020

| Farrah Gamboa | Security | Leave a Comment

This year has been a year like no other, with what seems to be a never-ending and always evolving set of headlines. At a glance, we’ve seen the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic, the ongoing wildfires across not only the country but the world, the death of a basketball legend, Brexit finally coming to fruition, a civil rights […]

What is the California Privacy Rights Act?

Just days before the enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) began on July 1st, 2020, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) received enough signatures to qualify to be on the November ballot. This ballot initiative, also referred to as Prop 24, was drafted by the non-profit organization Californians for Consumer Privacy, and looks to extend and clarify […]

What is a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)?

| Farrah Gamboa | Compliance | Leave a Comment

Article 35 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) describes the requirement for organizations to “carry out an assessment of the impact of the envisaged processing operations on the protection of personal data”. This process referred to as a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), is an integral component of the GDPR, and if not carried out […]

What is Privacy by Design?

| Farrah Gamboa | Security | Leave a Comment

In this era of big data, it is in an organization’s best interest to seek to safeguard their critical data assets, especially sensitive data, to the best of their ability. However, data breaches continue to occur, and according to certain studies, are happening every minute. And now with more consumer data being collected than ever, these breaches […]

What is Sensitive Data?

Sensitive data is a term that we hear quite often these days, especially as it relates to the plethora of data privacy laws that have been introduced over the past several years. Seemingly, the sensitive data definition is simple: sensitive data is any information that needs to be protected. What that really means though is […]

Using The Azure Information Protection (AIP) Scanner to Discover Sensitive Data

Azure Information Protection (AIP) is Microsoft’s solution to classify, label, and protect sensitive documents. The AIP scanner runs as a Windows service and can be used to protect on-premise documents within the following data stores: Local Folders where the scanner service is configured Network shares that use the SMB protocol Document Libraries and Folders for […]

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