Articles by David Cass


January 27, 2017

By David Cass
Global CISO IBM Cloud & SaaS Operational Services

Each year brings more large-scale security and privacy breaches, leaving the general public questioning to what extent companies could be trusted with their sensitive information. Retail, health care, banking, entertainment, governments – no industry is left untouched. Security and privacy must remain top of mind within every organization as both are essential in safeguarding data, protecting brand image, and avoiding hefty fines and financial losses.


February 2, 2016

By David Cass
VP & CISO IBM Cloud & SaaS

My mom always told me to never say never, so it's a good thing I didn't say it in my previous article. Although technically the deadline was January 31, there was a very remote possibility of a last minute agreement as the negotiations continued between the U.S. and the European Commission regarding the future of Safe Harbor. 


February 1, 2016

By David Cass
VP & CISO ​IBM Cloud & SaaS 

The deadline for the U.S. and European Union (EU) to come to an agreement on the future of Safe Harbor, which governs transatlantic data transfers, passed on January 31.

Although it is difficult to speculate what a revised agreement would look like, it potentially would no longer permit self-certification and may require some type of third-party attestation.


January 14, 2015

By David Cass

Security and Privacy are essential in today’s digital economy.  2014 was a year of large-scale security and privacy breaches, leaving everyone asking themselves how much should we trust companies with our sensitive information.  Currently, there are more than 80 countries with privacy laws.  Violating these laws may result in fines, brand damage, and/or loss of revenue.

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