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Claudiu Popa

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Security and privacy awareness expert Claudiu Popa, president of Informatica talks about The Canadian Privacy and Data Security Toolkit for Small and Medium Enterprises, which he co-authored with Nicholas Cheung, with Joseph Planta; as well they discuss the impact of security breaches not only on businesses but the consumer, with tips for the shopper and more.

The Canadian Privacy and Data Security Toolkit for Small and Medium Enterprises by Claudiu Popa and Nicholas Cheung. (2009) Click to buy this book from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Well, it seems that hackers and fraudsters aren’t the real culprits when it comes to security breaches online. They are still a problem, but the companies themselves have the biggest responsibility. According to a recent study, 56% of security breaches occur internally. That leaves management with problems when it comes to productivity, not to mention threats to an organisation from within and without. Claudiu Popa is a renowned security expert and with Nicholas Cheung, and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, has put together the useful: The Canadian Privacy and Data Security Toolkit for Small and Medium Enterprises. Its foreword is written by Jennifer Stoddart, Canada’s Privacy Commissioner, and its introduction is written by Ann Cavoukian, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Claudiu Popa is the founder, president, and chief security officer of Informatica, which provides many services including risk assessment, audits, and education programs. He’s long been an advocate for security and privacy awareness, and has written this indispensible kit, which articulates some of the problems businesses have with unguarded information, and some solutions to avoid the obviously costly and expensive outcomes. You can get the kit from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants website: www.knotia.ca/store. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Claudiu Popa; Good morning, Mr. Popa.