New GDPR standard as forerunner for GDPR ISO standardisation

(This article is also available in Dutch.) Many organizations would like to obtain a certificate in order to objectively demonstrate GDPR compliance towards the market. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mentions in article 42 that the creation and usage of data protection certification mechanisms and of data protection seals and marks, for the purpose…

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Using ‘Embrace Cybersecurity’ to check on security progress

In a previous blog posts (Business and IT aligned with Cybersecurity and Baselining Cybersecurity), I introduced our ‘Embrace Cybersecurity’ (EC) model for gathering security requirements that can be used to create an information security policy. Using this method makes it easy to then also follow up on progress. We can do this by creating the…

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Baselining Cybersecurity

A new baseline A typical organisation already has a number of security controls in place to safeguard their business-critical information. However, organisations can sometimes experience these controls impeding business by being too strict. Furthermore, they see the new GDPR legislation fast approaching. They fear that controls put in place for compliance to this legislation will…

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Gain more insight and create doomsday scenarios for better threat modeling

In previous blogs you could already read about what threat modeling is, and about the 4 steps. In practice, however, threat modeling is more than just a technical analysis of your application. The threat landscape is constantly evolving, and so is your organisation. Therefore, you need to understand the technical and business context, and create…

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Our guy at the Flux50 Smart Energy Academy

From the 22nd to the 24th of November I attended the first Smart Energy Academy by Flux50, which was focused on how the energy transition will impact the various aspects of the energy landscape in Flanders. The Energy transition in Flanders consists of several large changes happening in the current context, including the introduction of larger…