Gary Edwards, PhD

2022 Developer Perspectives on Application Security

Most developers involved in product builds believe their companies to have a mature security posture but nonetheless struggle to keep up to date with growing regulations and compliance requirements. On the cybersecurity front, developers view automated modeling, integration with other tools, and matching the speed of new threats that emerge as all highly important. Security must start with design and remain a critical element at each stage of the SDLC.

2022 Application Security in the Mid-Market

Over 90% of mid-market companies that develop software are interested in solutions that automate proactive security and compliance processes.
Companies looking to accelerate their software development in tandem with stronger cybersecurity compliance measures are looking to just-in-time training (JITT) for their software developers and automated built-to-purpose cybersecurity software for accomplishing these goals.

TrustArc 2022 Global Privacy Benchmarks Report

The TrustArc Global Benchmark report provides a 360 view of how enterprises manage data protection and privacy. Feedback came from senior leadership inside the privacy office and privacy team members. We also comprehensively surveyed senior executives, middle management, and non-managerial full-time employees. For the 3rd year running, insights are provided on current privacy challenges and global privacy trends. 

Ontario Chamber of Commerce – 2022 ONTARIO ECONOMIC REPORT – Interactive

Key Highlight:
Business confidence increased in 2021 from a record low last year, amid progress on vaccinations and reopening. Overall, 29 percent of Ontario businesses are confident in Ontario’s economic outlook and 57 percent are confident in the outlook of their own organizations.
More pessimism is observed in smaller businesses, those located in border regions, organizations led by women and people with disabilities, and businesses in the arts, entertainment, and agricultural sectors.

Cookie Consent and Privacy: Informed Consent Best Practices (Part 3)

In Part 1 of this blog series, we explored the consumer consent lessons that can be learned from sectors that have long grappled with consent. Our “hypothesis” is a simple one: specific industries that existed well in advance of the hyper digitalized world we live in today are well-practiced at working through consent issues. In Part 2 we analyzed the connections between cookie consent, brand trust, and revenue. In Part 3, we further explore and provide examples of informed consent.