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Data Privacy Day 2015: Two Free Tools to Help You Protect Sensitive Information #DPD15

Today is Data Privacy Day (DPD)! Held every year on January 28, DPD is an international effort centered on respecting privacy, safeguarding data, and enabling trust. AvePoint is a proud Champion of this year’s event.

Today is a great day to initiate a conversation at your organization about why data privacy is important and how you can best protect your sensitive information. While the headlines throughout 2014 showed cyber-attacks and data privacy violations continued to impact organizations around the globe at an alarming rate, we also saw an increase in the cost of those violations. Last year’s “2014 Cost of Data Breach: Global Analysis” report by the Ponemon Institute shared the following statistics.

  • The average total cost of a data breach increased 15 percent from 2013 to $3.5 million
  • The average cost of each individual stolen record increased more than 9 percent from 2013 to $145

On top of this, of course, are the costs resulting from a data breach that cannot be estimated: the loss of trust from your customers or constituents and your reputational damage. At AvePoint, we understand the pains associated with safeguarding your data. In addition to the resources shared earlier this week, today we are pleased to share solutions you can begin using today to help put an effective data privacy program in place across your organization.

AvePoint Privacy Impact Assessment (APIA) System

In order to mitigate the risk inherent with manual privacy impact assessments, we teamed up with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) to build the AvePoint Privacy Impact Assessment (APIA) system.

APIA is an enterprise software solution that brings the power of automation to your privacy impact assessments and streamlines the process of evaluating, assessing, and reporting on the ways your enterprise IT systems process sensitive information.

Download APIA for free today and learn how it can benefit your organization. You will quickly see why nearly 2,000 practitioners across 60 industries and 75 countries have downloaded the system to analyze their data privacy risk.

Watch this brief video to see what APIA can do for you.

Compliance Detector

Built for web designers and consumers alike, Compliance Detector is an educational solution that can be utilized to report on privacy as well as accessibility and site quality violations for any URL. Through a browser-based interface, Compliance Detector allows you to test for compliance, understand your risk with insightful reports, and improve planning based on your results.

Want to test your website today? No download is required – simply visit the Compliance Detector site and start testing any URL you desire right away.

AvePoint Compliance Guardian

For organization’s looking to take the next step in effective compliance management across the enterprise, AvePoint Compliance Guardian offers a full Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) platform. Visit our product page to understand how Compliance Guardian mitigates privacy, information security, and compliance risks across your information gateways and see it for yourself by requesting a free personalized demo today.

In light of DPD today, we want to hear from you: What are some of the biggest challenges your organization faces when it comes to data privacy? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Dana S.
Dana S.
Dana Louise Simberkoff is the Chief Risk, Privacy and Information Security Officer at AvePoint. She is responsible for AvePoint’s privacy, data protection, and security programs. She manages a global team of subject matter experts that provide executive level consulting, research, and analytical support on current and upcoming industry trends, technology, standards, best practices, concepts, and solutions for risk management and compliance. Ms. Simberkoff is responsible for maintaining relationships with executive management and multiple constituencies both internal and external to the corporation, providing guidance on product direction, technology enhancements, customer challenges, and market opportunities. Ms. Simberkoff has led speaking sessions at data privacy and security events around the globe. She was featured in Forbes, writes a monthly column for CMSWire, and was highlighted in the CSO Online list of “12 Amazing Women in Security”. She is a current member of the Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board and a past member of the Education Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Ms. Simberkoff holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. LinkedIn: Twitter:


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