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Focal Point Academy Brings Elite Cyber Training to Remote Workforces

Focal Point Academy's most popular cybersecurity training courses are now available for virtual delivery via fully remote, live instruction, providing more interactivity and time spent in hands-on labs.
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7 Tips for Securing Your Privacy on Video Conferencing Platforms

Note: In late May, Zoom released version 5.0 of its videoconferencing platform, which addresses a number of security and privacy concerns. A list of these updates can be found here: https://zoom.us/docs/en-us/zoom-v5-0.html. The Covid-19 pandemic has restricted the movement of millions of people, and many companies have transitioned to remote workforces, schools have moved to virtual learning, and restaurants and stores have switched to delivery. These events are driving the demand for video conferencing, online collaboration, and chat systems to carry out business. One web conferencing platform that has recently exploded in popularity is Zoom, which provides a free video calling experience. In just a few short months, Zoom grew by 2000%, supporting over 200 million users. Unprepared for the surge and catapulted into the limelight, Zoom has been highly criticized over its inadequate privacy and security practices, particularly on its free version, which have revealed unprotected user account data, in-app surveillance measures, the selling of user data, video hijacking, incomplete end-to-end encryption, and a misleading privacy policy. While Zoom has taken responsibility for its flaws and is trying to retroactively correct these issues, there are additional steps that you should take to protect your privacy and ensure your meetings are safe from intruders, regardless of whether you’re using Zoom or another video conferencing tool.
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Protecting Your Office Away from the Office

How organizations can secure remote access for employees and third parties
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You Rolled Out VPN and MFA: Now What?

How to build a phased approach to remote access and streamline your MFA implementation.
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SecOps Under Crisis

Building and maintaining SOC resiliency, even during periods of crisis. How to structure your SOC, manage inconsistent workforce, and remain secure...
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Focal Point Academy: Tech Specs

Tech Specs for a Focal Point Academy course are straightforward and simple, but we recommend confirming you have the appropriate…
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A Message from our CEO

Our response to Covid-19 and our commitment to our clients, employees, and communities.
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What You Need to Know about Brazil’s New Personal Data Protection Regulation Now

Updated April 10, 2020 The implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) unleashed a wave of new privacy legislation across the world, spreading across the Atlantic to Brazil. On August 14, 2018, the Brazilian Federal Senate signed the Brazilian Personal Data Protection Regulation, referred to as the “LGPD” (derived from its Portuguese title), into law. On July 8, 2019, the final version of the LGPD was approved by current Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The LGPD bears resemblance to the GDPR, though it is lighter and broader in scope. The LGPD was set to take effect in February 2020, but this deadline was extended another six months to August 16, 2020, giving both Brazilian policy makers and companies operating in Brazil a little more time to prepare for implementation. However, to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil, lawmakers have extended the LGPD effective date to January 2021 and postponed its enforcement date to August 2021. This post aims to provide organizations with insights into the key elements of the law, including the scope, legal bases for processing, key implementation factors, and penalties for non-compliance.
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Focal Point Announces New Partnership with SecZetta to Strengthen Third-Party Identity and Lifecycle Management

Focal Point announced a new solution integrator partnership with SecZetta, a leading provider of third-party identity management solutions, to provide clients with a 360° view of third-party identity and lifecycle management
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