Why the Data Breach Epidemic Is a People Problem: Q&A With Cooley's Randy Sabett

December 5, 2017 Eric Pesale

Look left. Look right. Chances are, you know someone whose personal or corporate information was compromised as a result of a data breach. Facing mounting pressure to stem the rising tide of data breaches, especially in light of the upcoming GDPR’s stringent data security penalties, companies are beginning to take a hard look at whether the technologies they’re using are up to snuff.

But what if the issue doesn’t lie just with the technology, but with the people managing it? Randy V. Sabett, CISSP, argues that any company looking to comply with data protection regulations needs to consider the human side of the problem as much—if not more—than the technological side. Sabett is a former NSA crypto engineer who recently served as a commissioner of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity for the Obama administration. He currently serves as vice chairperson of Cooley LLP’s privacy and data protection group. 

Sabett recently sat down with Logikcull to share his thoughts on the data security hurdles companies face when trying to comply with the upcoming GDPR and current data security laws.

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