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Scott Wilson

Recent Posts by Scott Wilson:

5 things your software vendor should be doing to support your company’s data-governance priorities

Data-privacy laws like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) not only require your business to be compliant; they also require your company to ensure that the suppliers and partners who manage your data are compliant as well.

Technology vendors, like Ventiv, are classed as data processors when they hold or have access to your data. It is this classification that means they are subject to data protection rules, just as organizations that collect data are.

Topics: risk management cyber risk Data Security gdpr

The business case for applying GDPR-level data governance across regions

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is upon us, becoming enforceable on May 25, 2018. It’s no exaggeration to say that achieving compliance (as well as being able to demonstrate compliance) requires that companies make a fundamental shift in how they approach data governance. Companies worldwide are struggling with the magnitude and scope of the GDPR; however, those that get data governance right can reap significant benefits.

Topics: risk management cyber risk Data Security gdpr

What should risk, insurance, claims, and safety leaders be doing to prepare for GDPR?

The European Union’s sweeping new privacy law—the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR—is the farthest-reaching data privacy law in the world. It becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018.

Topics: risk management cyber risk Data Security gdpr

Now is the time to manage your cyber risk

Over the last several years, the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks has left the risk management industry at something of a loss as to how to keep up. The types of attacks and hacks might continue to change, but businesses are slowly coming to grips with their vulnerabilities and putting cyber risk at the top of the agenda. The challenge now is implementing solutions as part of the risk management plan.

Topics: risk management cyber risk Data Security

Asia-Pacific privacy framework shows data privacy is not just a European “thing”

The deadline for compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—May 25, 2018—is rapidly approaching. With so much focus on GDPR, it’s easy to forget that making data privacy a fundamental legal right is not just a European priority. As companies put together their data governance and compliance strategies, it’s crucial that they do so with a global perspective. Now and in the future, companies need to ensure their strategies are flexible enough to satisfy a growing list of international compliance requirements.

Topics: data security and privacy gdpr

Evaluating the Security of a RMIS? Here’s What to Look for, and Why


Nowadays, data privacy and security are top of mind for every enterprise. The growing number of high-profile data breaches is one reason. We’re also seeing increasingly stringent data privacy laws in the European Union and in such countries as Canada. At Ventiv Technology, we think security should be a major factor for risk managers when they’re evaluating risk management information software. This post discusses the a few of the main reasons we take that position, as well as the things risk managers should look for.

4 things I learned about risk data & the cloud at Broward Co. RIMS

My colleague David Bannister and I recently had the pleasure of addressing the May monthly meeting of the RIMS Broward County (Florida) chapter in Ft. Lauderdale. The topic of our discussion, Successful Cloud Implementations in Regulated Risk and Insurance Environments, prompted a lot of questions and discussions from the 35 or so risk managers in attendance.

Topics: risk management risk management software cloud computing