Nigel Hawthorn

Nigel is the blog’s “Man in London” - leading EMEA marketing with 25+ years experience in mobility, security and networking and always on the move.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – One Year Later

Since May 25, 2018, on which GDPR became enforceable, in the 28 countries of the...

By Nigel Hawthorn | May 21, 2019

Cloud Security Governance, Risk and Compliance

Protecting against cyberthreats and the whole cybersecurity landscape is changing fast, with new threats and...

By Nigel Hawthorn | March 14, 2019
Information Technology (IT) and Line of Business leaders

Cloud Security as a Service for IT and Line of Business (LOB) Leaders

As a business grows, different security risks arise which demands for different solutions. What worked...

By Nigel Hawthorn | February 19, 2019

Cloud Security Risks– It’s not black and white

The people writing software for self-driving cars are having difficulties. Telling a car to stop...

By Nigel Hawthorn | February 8, 2019

GDPR – Privacy by Design and Default: Impact and Recommendations

In discussing GDPR there has been a lot of focus on fines, data subject consent,...

By Nigel Hawthorn | November 3, 2017

What Is Considered Personal Data Under GDPR?

Have you looked around for a definitive list of attributes considered personal data by the...

By Nigel Hawthorn | August 29, 2017

One Year Countdown to GDPR – Back to Basics

The clock is ticking. We have under one year until the greatest shakeup of data...

By Nigel Hawthorn | May 31, 2017

Top 10 Questions to Test Your GDPR Readiness

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will come into force in May 2018 covering any...

By Nigel Hawthorn | May 18, 2017

GDPR Myth: What happens in the EU must stay in the EU

If there’s one thing keeping governance, privacy, risk, and security folks awake at night it...

By Nigel Hawthorn | April 4, 2017

The Global Case for Data Protection

Do you have colleagues who see data protection regulations as a chore? Something to ignore...

By Nigel Hawthorn | March 21, 2017

Adding Up the Full Cost of a Data Breach

Data breaches are happening all the time; often they hit the news for a short...

By Nigel Hawthorn | November 16, 2016

What A Difference Three Years Makes

Think back three years ago and think forward to three years’ time – what were...

By Nigel Hawthorn | November 14, 2016

Cloud Guidance Published by The UK’s FCA

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently published its “Guidance for firms outsourcing to the...

By Nigel Hawthorn | September 27, 2016

Is your car your most precious possession?

If I owned a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita (worth > $4M) and you borrowed it, I’d...

By Nigel Hawthorn | August 8, 2016

How Does the Brexit Vote Affect GDPR Compliance?

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force on...

By Nigel Hawthorn | June 24, 2016

May the Fourth be with EU

Today, April 14th 2016, the EU Parliament passed the long-awaited new EU rules for personal...

By Nigel Hawthorn | April 14, 2016

EU Safe Harbor and Privacy Shield: Timelines, Deadlines and Red Lines

As a quick reminder, Safe Harbor was the primary legal mechanism that allowed US-based companies...

By Nigel Hawthorn | March 8, 2016

European Data Protection – The deadline just moved (way) up

There’s been a huge amount of noise about the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation...

By Nigel Hawthorn | February 29, 2016

Views of Chief Risk Managers: Cloud’s Big Black Hole of Uncertainty

Chief Risk Managers have a tough job, constantly evaluating different risks in a fast changing...

By Nigel Hawthorn | February 19, 2016

Risk Managers: Cyber Incidents Considered Top Long-Term Risk

If you spend your time talking only to people who agree with you, it is...

By Nigel Hawthorn | January 29, 2016