VMBlog: Data Privacy Day 2023: Tips and Views from Top Industry Experts

On January 26, NetSPI Managing Director Chad Peterson was featured in the VMBlog article called Data Privacy Day 2023: Tips and Views from Top Industry Experts. Read the preview below or view it online.


Data Privacy Day, an international “holiday” that occurs each year on January 28, was created to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January of 2008. It is an extension of Data Protection Day in Europe, which commemorates the January 28, 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection.

Two years ago, the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCA) expanded Data Privacy Day beyond just January 28th, and instead, many have chosen to celebrate it all week long. And they did so because your data is simply that important! 

Data Privacy Day’s educational initiative originally focused on raising awareness among businesses as well as users about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information online, particularly in the context of social networking. In addition to its educational initiative, Data Privacy Day promotes events and activities that stimulate the development of technology tools that promote individual control over personally identifiable information; encourage compliance with privacy laws and regulations; and create dialogues among stakeholders interested in advancing data protection and privacy.

With this in mind, VMblog has compiled some detailed perspectives, as well as some tips for better protection of sensitive corporate data, from a few industry experts ahead of Data Privacy Day 2023.

Chad Peterson, Managing Director, NetSPI

“Several privacy regulations (GDPR, HIPAA, FERPA, CPRA) are in place to protect data from being exposed to unintended recipients, however the increasingly sophisticated threat landscape means the focus in 2023 and beyond must be on on how to ensure that an environment remains in a state of security. The proliferation of social engineering attacks such as vishing and deepfakes makes employees and consumers particularly vulnerable to hackers, making the need for security education more and more important. By conducting regular penetration testing, an organization can check that they have successfully remedied known issues and identify any new concerns due to new equipment, configuration changes, or even missed patches on software or hardware.”

You can read the full article at VMBlog!

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