Monthly Archives: August 2019


Validating a Data Subject Request: Why is it so important for GDPR?

Implementing a General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) compliance program can be a daunting task. Part of every company’s GDPR compliance program is the ability to receive and respond to Data Subject Requests (“DSRs”). A DSR is a means by which a data subject can inquire about their personal data that a public or private institution possesses, as granted by his or her ‘right to access.’ GDPR defines ‘personal data’ as such: “…any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural [...]

2019-08-22T12:45:47-04:00By |

Microsoft Security Update August 2019 – Wormable Windows Flaw

Yesterday, Microsoft released security updates to address two remote code execution vulnerabilities, CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182, in the following Windows operating systems: Windows 7 SP1 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Windows Server 2012 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows 10 An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system by sending a specially crafted request to target the system's Remote Desktop Service via RDP. Similar to CVE-2019-0708 - dubbed "BlueKeep" - these vulnerabilities are considered 'wormable' [...]

2019-08-15T13:58:41-04:00By |

Work-Life Balance Also Means Cyber Resiliency at Home

Work-life balance is important. The ability to work from home offers people the ability to have the best of both worlds. However, before employers offer this benefit, consideration should be given to securing the home environment. First and foremost, cyber awareness training is a key component in having teammates work safely from home. In a recent article, James Leggate of Fox Business quotes Nationwide Insurance's VP of Cyber Insurance, Catherine Rudow: "Many employees may not realize the magnitude of risk [...]

2019-08-14T12:15:13-04:00By |

Layer 8 Security recognized as a 2019 Best Place to Work

We are proud to announce Layer 8 Security has been recognized as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work by the Philadelphia Business Journal! “I’m thrilled by the culture we’ve developed here at L8S. I have the best teammates anyone could want. Positioning our teammates to be successful inside and outside is a key principle of ours. Many thanks to the unique, dedicated, and talented team that makes Layer 8 Security such a fun company to be a part [...]

2019-08-08T16:19:22-04:00By |