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Nancy Free, Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

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Nov 152018

Tokenization + Security-as-a-Service, Part 2

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John Noltensmeyer | Head of Global Privacy and Compliance Solutions, TokenEx In the last blog, we discussed the new GDPR standards, what they mean for organizations and individuals, and the ripple effect as other countries implement similar legislation. With so many governments beginning to take data protection more seriously, it’s important to understand the different […]

Nancy Free

Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Nancy Free, Armor's Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, has over 20 years of IT experience, including IT governance, risk, compliance, and audit. She has spent over 15 years in the IT Security field leading IT and compliance teams in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, construction, mortgage lending, healthcare, and retail.

Nov 122018

The Aftershock of GDPR, Part 1

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John Noltensmeyer | Head of Global Privacy and Compliance Solutions, TokenEx This year, information security professionals experienced a significant impact to the industry: The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Since its implementation on May 25th, the way companies around the globe handle and store personal data has been nearly revolutionized. In partnership […]

Nancy Free

Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Nancy Free, Armor's Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, has over 20 years of IT experience, including IT governance, risk, compliance, and audit. She has spent over 15 years in the IT Security field leading IT and compliance teams in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, construction, mortgage lending, healthcare, and retail.

Jul 172018

Compliance Measures: Not A One-Size-Fits-All

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Question: What do healthcare professionals, retailers and financial service experts all have in common?  Answer: The need to protect consumer data.   No, this isn’t a bad joke. It’s the work that’s happening every day across many industries, as companies try and maintain their reputations, avoid penalties and keep their customers coming back. While we’re all striving to achieve the same goals of data security and data privacy, there is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to address […]

Nancy Free

Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Nancy Free, Armor's Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, has over 20 years of IT experience, including IT governance, risk, compliance, and audit. She has spent over 15 years in the IT Security field leading IT and compliance teams in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, construction, mortgage lending, healthcare, and retail.

May 312018

Financial | NYCRR 500 Compliance & Security

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It’s nerve-wracking. You are sitting at your desk and receive notification from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). The notice tells you your organization failed to file a cybersecurity regulation Certification of Compliance under 23 NYCRR 500. The NYDFS is saying that failing to submit a Certification of Compliance will be taken as […]

Nancy Free

Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Nancy Free, Armor's Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, has over 20 years of IT experience, including IT governance, risk, compliance, and audit. She has spent over 15 years in the IT Security field leading IT and compliance teams in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, construction, mortgage lending, healthcare, and retail.

Apr 52018

Ramping Up for GDPR

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The countdown is on. Only 50 days left until the UK’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25. Replacing the current Data Privacy Directive established in 1995, GDPR will still focus on the overall goal of protecting the data of EU citizens in an increasingly data-driven world. While both directives seek […]

Nancy Free

Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Nancy Free, Armor's Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, has over 20 years of IT experience, including IT governance, risk, compliance, and audit. She has spent over 15 years in the IT Security field leading IT and compliance teams in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, construction, mortgage lending, healthcare, and retail.

Mar 292018

How Do I Become Compliant?

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For many of us, our first glimpse into playing by the rules was guided by classic board games, such as Monopoly, Life, and Operation. If you cheated, your parents and friends likely decided not to play with you. However, if you followed the rules, developing a strategy helped you win. As adults, board games have […]

Nancy Free

Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Nancy Free, Armor's Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, has over 20 years of IT experience, including IT governance, risk, compliance, and audit. She has spent over 15 years in the IT Security field leading IT and compliance teams in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, construction, mortgage lending, healthcare, and retail.

Oct 132017

Farewell to Audit Season; Hello Continuous Compliance

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I fondly remember a time when “Audit Season” was just that — a season. Once a year, auditors would appear – with and without fanfare –- to thoroughly test our security controls. It was a consolidated, one-and-done process. It was a magical time. But it wasn’t meant to last. Before too long, driven by improvements […]

Nancy Free

Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer

Nancy Free, Armor's Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, has over 20 years of IT experience, including IT governance, risk, compliance, and audit. She has spent over 15 years in the IT Security field leading IT and compliance teams in a variety of industries, including: energy, transportation, construction, mortgage lending, healthcare, and retail.