Recent Posts by Luke Probasco

    Luke is Townsend Security's Director of Marketing. Townsend Security’s centralized encryption key manager, Alliance Key Manager, provides full life-cycle management of encryption keys for a wide variety of applications to help organizations meet PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, etc. Available at no extra charge, Townsend Security includes ready-to-use security applications (SQL Server, Drupal, more), SDKs, and sample code (Java, C#, Perl, PHP, more) for developers.

    7 Most Commonly Asked PCI Compliance Questions

    Ignorance is not an excuse for failing a PCI DSS audit or, worse yet, being victimized by a data breach. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) clearly defines responsibilities and guidelines for protecting sensitive information such as credit card numbers.

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    GDPR, Encryption, and Right of Erasure


    The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has transformed the way businesses think about protecting private data - not just in the EU, but worldwide. Organizations of all sizes and types, and cloud service providers small and large, must adjust to the notion that people now fully own information about themselves. I recently sat down with Patrick Townsend, Founder and CEO of Townsend Security, a company that specializes in encryption and key management, to discuss GDPR, the right of erasure (also known as the right to be forgotten), and how to avoid bad key management practices that will result in GDPR compliance failures.

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