This is something to think about as we approach the day the GDPR goes in to effect in the EU: “One of the requirements of GDPR is that, even if a company obtains customer consent to use their personal data, that data cannot be processed or used for any other purpose other than that for…
Even though I didn’t get to attend LegalTech, I always look forward to the wrap up posts and interviews that get posted in the days following the event. This evening, as I was catching up on my blog reading, I came across a couple of my favorite thought leaders being interviewed. First, Chris Dale had…
I’m glad to see companies seeing this as an issue for themselves, and not just an “outside of work” thing. On the other hand, when we talk about it in these terms, I think I can see part of the reason that there is still so much stigma attached to the idea of getting help for mental health issues.
Having HR professionals understand this is important. Having them try to influence the business leaders might help too. At the end of the day, though, this only gets better if the entire culture buys into it. Any individual manager who isn’t capable of making reasonable accommodations because they haven’t been trained or because the actual business practices create a roadblock for them only proves that this is all just talk.
People who’ve struggled for years to continue working at the risk of their mental health deserve a lot more than talk.
It makes sense, for the reasons Jim points out. Your ability to collect ransom payments is diminished if the organization has backups they can simply rebuild with. So, if you can find a way to lock not just the live data, but also the backups, you stand to make more money.
What I wonder is if this will cause organizations to look at that old-school offline backup option? Keep a copy of your data physically away from your network, locked in a drawer or closet, etc.
But, is that even feasible any longer?