The Basics of GDPR
Providing a full description on the EU General Data Protection Regulation is not a simple task. Why?
Because it is not merely a compliance framework; rather, it is a blueprint for a combination of legal, technological and work habit changes within an organization. And it directly affects all currently accepted ideas and methods used in data management processes.
To gain a proper understanding of what is within the regulation and what to expect from it, some keywords needs to be discussed and understood.
First and foremost who is involved in the process? The regulation differentiates three major entities that are present in all scenarios where personal data is present.
First of all there are the ‘data subjects’ – those people whose personal data is collected. Those doing the actual data collection are called ‘data controllers’ and finally come the ‘data processors’; organizations tasked with processing the information collected.
Not only are the entities declared but also the concept of personal data is redefined. Whereas previously, personal data was simply any information that is relevant to an individual it is relevant to any information that can be directly or indirectly correlated to a natural person. In other words, any information that is specifically attributable to the user is considered personal data. So, anything from a simple IP address, to a user name or even health records can be described as personal data, and the list just goes on. That is why we need to reconsider what type of information is collected at an organization.
There is also a territorial scope around this. Any organization within or outside the EU that collects or processes personal data of EU citizens must take action according to the requirements of the GDPR.
The GDPR is therefore relevant to anyone responsible for the collection or processing of the personal data of EU citizens. And of course this does not except non EU businesses, because if they want to trade with the EU, they have to play by the EU’s rules.
GDPR rights and responsibilities
But what are those rules? To get a better understanding, let’s look at what rights Data Subjects will have and what responsibilities Data Controllers and Processors will need to consider:
- The right to data correction: Simple enough yet giving subjects a chance to change any previously provided information and make adjustments if necessary.
- Tighter consent requisitions: Data subjects must be informed and consulted on anything related to the processing of their personal data, or ways in which that data might be used.
- The right to be forgotten: Giving subjects the chance to erase all stored information relating to them.
- Notification on data endangerment and current state: During the whole data handling process subjects bust be informed on what is happening to their personal data and if it is at risk.
- Privacy by default: Once an agreement has been made between the subject and the other data entities, divergence from the terms is only possible once an additional agreement has been made by the parties.
These are the rules that directly apply to data subjects, but the responsibilities of both data controllers, known as responsibilities, are also very much in the interests of the data subjects
- Accountability for violations and breaches: Both controllers and processors can be held responsible by the supervisory authority in the event of any negligence of personal data security or of not complying with the GDPR requirements.
- Harsh sanctions for not complying: The GDPR stipulates that not complying with the regulation can lead to penalties up to 4% of total global annual turnover or €20 million, whichever is the higher amount.
- Embedded security measures: The security of personal data should not be an afterthought when it comes to infrastructure development.
- Visibility in the data flow: Information and the actions executed to it must always remain visible and traceable.
- Full functionality of data handling: All implemented habits and technologies must serve the sole purpose they were intended for.
RISK COMES FROM NOT KNOWING WHAT YOU’RE DOING!!!!!!!!
ITM is a set of practice that support life-cycle management and track your assets investment. Not managing IT Assets? Without Asset Management, the companies are blind and deaf And managing IT Assets yourself would end up with list of queries…..
An IT Asset is a product that has cost, an Owner and adds financial value to an organization. IT Assets are managed throughout the Assets Life-Cycle. Asset details are normally stored in the Asset Repository AMDB as an Asset Record.
HOWEVER, the Repository is concerned with all assets, regardless of their status and purposes as well the financial cost and its relation with the Company’s Investment.
Does your Asset Record not equal to the Company’s Investment?
So, in a Changing World to be succeeded, the ASSET MANAGEMENT strategies do work, in order to avoid confusion between Assets and configuration management.
So how it helps … ITM that is IT ASSET MANAGEMENT is a set of business practices that join Financial, Contractual and Inventory functions to support life-cycle management and strategic decision making for the IT Environment.
“Still stuck with how where when and what….
Just few steps to follow and your assets could be effectively managed
Your Business must either be niche or could be a large organization, OFCOURSE! You must be having a lot of Assets around, BUT!! BUT!!! BUT… when you try managing IT Assets yourself including your IT Equipment’s would lead you to a large amount of investment just next door.
Knowing what assets you have and where they are located can save your money by optimizing its uses.
Therefore, you can try on ITM………..
ITM has TWO Core processes;
- Accountability Management and
- Asset Operational Management
Whereas, there are FOUR interfacing processes, that is,
- Financial Management of Asset,
- Configuration and
- Assurance Management.
Come on People! You in the 21st Century… Utilize the Technologies.
- You’ll be ensured to not only know what you own and where it is, but will also give you a complete history of the life-cycle of your Assets.
- You’ll be ensured that your Assets are optimally utilized.
- You can review your assets to identify old assets that may need to be replaced.
- You can also view repair histories to identify trends on problem equipment’s.
- And, knowing what assets you have and where it is located will let you find them quickly and prevent you from unnecessarily replacing items you already have.
ALSO… An application with mobile accessibility and barcode scanning capabilities will allow you to track your assets from any location; this will help you to access an asset record from anywhere.
A report with charts allows you to see info at a glance and easily share the information with others. Valuable data, such as Depreciation calculations allow you to not only see the assets you have, but also how they are being used.
IT asset management generally uses automation, including the use small “passive” RFID tags designed to fit all types of IT assets and smart software designed to track the RFID-tagged asset locations automatically, for managing IT Assets the discovery of assets, so inventory can be compared to ownership information
or small and medium-sized businesses, a solution might not have to be so robust as to influence many departments. However, IT assets still need to be tracked for risk management, accurate resource and budget allocation, and accountability of assets’ whereabouts. A good solution for small businesses will enable them to search for assets they currently own, managing IT Assets online and offline, and plan accurately for the future. These tasks, however, should be simple, secure and efficient because a small business IT professional’s time is very valuable.
Always Remember…. “THREE Causes of Accidents…..
I DIDN’T THINK
I DIDN’T SEE
I DIDN’T KNOW
Be Alert – Be Smart”
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Convert Cisco Aircap 1702I into Autonomous mode
What you need?
- DB9 Female to RJ45 Console Cable
- Latest OS with K9w7 name (if you don’t have Cisco contract search with specific file name and see if someone have shared the file”
- Cisco power adapter/Poe switch
- Network cable
- System with DB9 port(old laptops/Desktop)
- Tftp Application
Step1 : Connect Cisco device with Power adapter and second port of power adapter/switch with Desktop
Step 2: Open Putty and click on serial
Step 3: Connect Cisco terminal
Step 4: Enter username en and Password Cisco (C capital)
Step 5: Boot again with power off or BOOT command & press Escape
You will enter in Rommon Mode “ap:”
Step 6: Download image and rename with Default eg c1520-k9w7-xx.152-4.JA1 with c1520-k9w7-tar.default
Step 7: Open Tftp server and disable window firewall , locate the directory where downloaded image is saved
Step 8: Change ip of PC with 10.0.0.0.1 subnet : 255.255.255.0 gate way : 10.0.0.0.2 (Gateway of PC will the ip of Cisco Ap and viceversa)
Step 9: Comeback on console and Initialize the flash
ap : flash_init
Step 10. ap: set IP_ADDR x.x.x.x (use this ip 10.0.0.0.2 if you have assigned 10.0.0.0.2 as gateway of PC)
ap: set NETMASK x.x.x.x (eg: 255.255.255.0)
Step 11: ap: tftp_init
Step 12. ap: ether_init – NOTE: during this time it’s not possible to ping.
Step 13. ap: tar -extract tftp://x.x.x.x/c1520-k9w7-tar.152-4.JA1.tar flash:
Step 14. ap: set BOOT flash://c1520-k9w7-mx.152-4.JA1/c1520-k9w7-xx.152-4.JA1
Step 15 ap: boot
According to a report by Wall Street Journal confirmed by FORBES & BLOOMBERG & Tech times American semiconductor company Qualcomm is currently working on a deal for the acquisition of another chip manufacturer, NXP Semiconductors.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Qualcomm is looking to finalize the acquisition within the next three months. Analysts estimate that Qualcomm may have to spend as much as $30 billion to acquire the Netherlands-based chip maker, in what would be the latest shift in the arena of semiconductors.
Note that Japanese internet and telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank announced its takeover of UK-based chip designer ARM Holdings for $32 billion back in July.
A Deeper Look Into NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors, which was formerly known as Philips Semiconductors, was founded in 1953. In 2002, the company partnered with Sony and invented the NFC technology found in modern smartphones running on both iOS and Android. The technology provides the backbone for contactless mobile payment systems such as Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay.
NFC is also capable of smartphone automation via NFC tags. It also has applications for games and gaming controllers. In fact, Microsoft released a Kinect development kit that incorporates NFC technology.
Aside from NFC chips, NXP also has its own lineup of automotive microcontrollers and processors as well as RF products and ARM SoCs.
– See more at: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/180205/20160930/qualcomm-planning-to-buy-nxp-semiconductors-for-30-billion-how-the-acquisition-will-impact-chip-sector.htm#sthash.Q054zYeT.dpuf
In 2006, NXP was sold to a group of private equity investors but it wasn’t until 2010 that it completed its IPO. In 2015, NXP acquired Freescale Semiconductor, a Texas-based chip designer and manufacturer, for $12 billion.
The acquisition of Freescale cemented NXP’s position as the leading automotive chipmaker and added to its existing business in audio infotainment, vehicle networks and security. NXP automotive unit chief executive Kurt Sievers commented that the Freescale acquisition pushed NXP into new application areas in cars including powertrain, safety and body electronics.
NXP reported a $6.1 billion revenue for 2015 that gave the company a $1.5 billion net income. As of this year, the chipmaker listed a total of 45,000 employees that work in its manufacturing sites, wafer fabs and test and assembly facilities in more than 35 countries.
How Qualcomm’s Acquisition Of NXP Impacts The Chip Sector
Analysts think NXP’s product portfolio complements that of Qualcomm’s. Moreover, when Qualcomm acquires NXP, it can open new lines of business and put the company in a dominant position as an automotive chip supplier.
Note that Qualcomm has been poking at the auto industry as of late and started to introduce chips and modems that are specifically tailored for connected automobiles, that is the Snapdragon 820.
Moreover, branching out to new markets can help ensure that Qualcomm financials stay solid. The company’s revenues have fallen significantly starting from Q2 2015 due to canceled deals and underperformance within the smartphone market.
Qualcomm’s plans of expanding its business beyond mobile computing is evident in the recent release of Snapdragon 600E and 410E SoCs, which are both open to third-party distributors.
“Snapdragon is a powerful and versatile processor with many potential applications in a wide variety of IoT applications and we can now offer this technology to a much wider range of customers with the additional benefit of long-term support and availability,” says Qualcomm SVP of product management Raj Talluri.
Both chips can be used on robots, smart appliances and everything in between.
– See more at: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/180205/20160930/qualcomm-planning-to-buy-nxp-semiconductors-for-30-billion-how-the-acquisition-will-impact-chip-sector.htm#sthash.Q054zYeT.dpuf
Why you should have NFC Phones?
Whichever device you have or wherever you go, it’s likely that contactless payments via your phone’s NFC chip. Simply hold it close to a contactless payment terminal and instantly, like swiping a credit card, the payment will complete. Its a Next generation technology to watch for
Near Field Communication – or NFC as it’s commonly known – is a technology that’s been growing for a couple of years now. But what is it and why would you want to use it?
What is NFC?
NFC is a short-range wireless technology that allows the exchange of data between devices. It only works with short distances of about four inches at the most, so you have to be very close to another NFC enabled device to transfer the data.
Here are some reasons to get excited about having NFC on your phone.
1. Leave your wallet at home. With the new Android Pay, your smartphone has the ability to remember your credit/debit card details. At the moment, these details are stored in Wallet and can be referred to when you need to type in your card details, or also when making purchases from Windows Phone Store.
Additionally, the ability to tap your phone against an NFC-enabled point-of-sale terminal will be coming in the near future – you’ll then be able to ditch the real-world wallet for good and opt for a digital one.
2. If you’re out of town and staying in a hotel, your door keycard information could be stored on your phone, meaning you’ll never leave your hotel room again without the door key. While this isn’t immediately available, tests have already taken place in a chain of hotels by Nordic Choice Hotels showing that it’s a real possibility.
3. Use your phone as a pass for use on transport systems. Just swipe your phone across the NFC reader, like you do with already existing contactless travel cards. Contactless systems exist in the UK, Germany, China and all around the world.
4. Swapping business cards can be done virtually, easier and cheaper than it’s done now. Put two phones in close proximity with each other and let the phones do the transfer. You’ll never have to buy business cards again, as the data can be rewritten if needed when you change jobs, or change your number.
5. If you do a lot of browsing on your Lumia 920 or Lumia 820 and like to share those great webpages with your friends, you can now send and receive links via NFC.
When you’re on a website, selecting the More option will open up a few options. Select Share Page and then Tap+Send to start the link transfer when you’re phone is held against another NFC-enabled phone, or NFC-enabled Windows 8 PC.
6. Your loyalty is important for businesses and they usually offer a discount for returning customers.
In the future, loyalty cards could be thrown out and your details held on your phone. Buy those shoes you’ve had your eye on with a swipe of your phone. The store will also recognize your loyalty and give the discount.
7. Location aware apps could make use of this technology too. For example, users of Foursquare have to load up the app, find the location, and press the check-in button to check-in. However, there’s no reason that this can’t all be done using NFC.
Hold your phone to an NFC reader and let the system tell all your friends where you are.
8. Sending photos or videos to your friends or family is now made really simple, by using the Tap+Send feature on your Phone. Selecting the Tap+Send option within an image or video will start the process – tapping your phone against another NFC-enabled phone will complete it.
That’s just eight ways NFC could be useful to you when you go about your daily routine. But I’m sure there are more ways to use this technology that we’ve not thought of. NFC is going to make lots of things much easier, leaving you with more time to do other, more important things.
How would you like to see NFC used? Will you be using NFC? Let us know your thoughts and ideas, in the comments box below.
According to business insider and Payment Briefing a group of South Korean finance firms including Hankook NFC, Kona I, and Cashbee held discussions to start a complaint against Apple with the Fair Trade Commission and Korea Communications Commission, according to Business Korea.
As a result of Apple’s closed API policy for NFC capabilities. The firms’ main complaint is that Apple limits access to the hardware necessary for firms to build NFC-enabled applications, like proprietary mobile wallets. Because Apple holds a virtual monopoly over its NFC chip, these firms are frustrated that they can’t build proprietary iPhone apps for contactless functions that customers want, like transit payment, particularly since NFC-based apps are popular among South Korean Android users.
The Korean firms’ plan to file points to a trend that’s gaining momentum:
- Korean firms aren’t alone in their fight against Apple. This complaint comes on the heels of one filed by several of Australia’s biggest banks at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commissions (ACCC), who are looking to collectively bargain for similar access to Apple’s NFC hardware in order to build their own mobile wallet applications. The Korean firms are not only using the Australian banks fight as precedent, but hope to achieve success against Apple in tandem with those banks, Korea NFC CEO Hwang Seung-ik told Business Korea.
- These fights could be lengthy. The Korean fintech firms plan to push forward with their complaint by holding another meeting at the end of September. Meanwhile, it’s likely the ACCC will release their decision about Australian banks in October, which could ultimately impact the future of the Korean firms’ complaint. And in the next few months, it’s likely we’ll see more firms from various countries across the world file complaints against Apple, which could put pressure on the firm to change the way it approaches access to its NFC hardware.
Mobile payments are becoming more popular, but they still face some high barriers, such as consumers’ continued loyalty to traditional payment methods and fragmented acceptance among merchants. But as loyalty programs are integrated and more consumers rely on their mobile wallets for other features like in-app payments, adoption and usage will surge over the next few years.
Evan Bakker, research analyst for BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service, has compiled a detailed report on mobile payments that forecasts the growth of in-store mobile payments in the U.S., analyzes the performance of major mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay, and addresses the barriers holding mobile payments back as well as the benefits that will propel adoption.
Here are some key takeaways from the report:
- In our latest US in-store mobile payments forecast, we find that volume will reach $75 billion this year. We expect volume to pick up significantly by 2020, reaching $503 billion. This reflects a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 80% between 2015 and 2020.
- Consumer interest is the primary barrier to mobile payments adoption. Surveys indicate that the issue is less the mobile wallet itself and more that people remain loyal to traditional payment methods and show little enthusiasm for picking up new habits.
- Integrated loyalty programs and other add-on features will be key to mobile wallets taking off. Consumers are showing interest in wallets with integrated loyalty programs. Other potential add-ons, like in-app, in-browser, and P2P payments, will also start fueling adoption. This strategy has been proved successful in China with platforms like WeChat and Alipay.
In full, the report:
- Forecasts the growth of US in-store mobile payments volume and users through 2020.
- Measures mobile wallet user engagement by forecasting mobile payments’ share of their annual retail spending.
- Reviews the performance of major mobile wallets like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.
- Addresses the key barriers that are preventing mobile in-store payments from taking off.
- Identifies the growth drivers that will ultimately carve a path for mainstream adoption.
Look like that there will be soon NFC enabled in Iphone
OSLO, Norway–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) (OSE: THIN.OL; OTCQX:TFECY), a global leader in printed electronics and smart systems, today announced it has been named the recipient of a 2016 IoT Evolution Asset Tracking Award for OpenSense™, its revolutionary NFC (Near Field Communication) product.
The award was given by IoT Evolution World and IoT Evolution Magazine, leading print and online publications covering the broader “Internet of Things” marketplace. It honors “excellence in innovation utilizing IoT technologies to automate the asset tracking functions to increase efficiencies, reduce theft, or optimize utilization of the asset.”
Other companies receiving the award for 2016 include AT&T, Impinj, BioLife Solutions, and Sprint.
“We have a great ecosystem at the heart of IoT, and the IoT Evolution Asset Tracking Award highlights innovation within asset management,” said Carl Ford
, CEO & Community Developer for IoT Evolution. “In selecting the winners, I have been impressed with the ingenuity and real-world application of the award winning products.”
OpenSense tags are thin, flexible labels that can detect both a product’s “factory sealed” and “opened” states and wirelessly communicate with the tap of an NFC-enabled smartphone. The tags, which are virtually impossible to clone, contain unique identifiers that make it possible to authenticate products and track them to the individual-item level using powerful software and analytics tools. In addition, the tags remain active even after a product’s factory seal has been broken, empowering brands to extend a targeted dialogue with manufacturers, supply chain partners, retailers, and consumers alike.
“Thinfilm is pleased to receive this award, especially given its focus on technology innovation for IoT-related applications,” said Davor Sutija, CEO of Thinfilm. “Whether verifying that a product has not been tampered with throughout the supply chain, validating its authenticity, or confirming its continuous sealed state, OpenSense helps businesses take asset tracking to an entirely new level.”
About Thin Film Electronics ASA
Thinfilm is a leader in the development and commercialization of printed electronics. The first to commercialize printed, rewritable memory, the Company is creating printed systems that include memory, sensing, display, and wireless communication, all at a low cost unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm’s roadmap integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Everything by bringing intelligence to disposable goods.
Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) is a publicly listed Norwegian company with headquarters in Oslo, Norway; product development and production in Linköping, Sweden; product development, production, and business development in San Jose, California, USA; and sales offices in the United States, Hong Kong, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.thinfilm.no.
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act).
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