Security

At Nebu we know the importance of data security in the Market Research Industry.

Secure data collection is not only about applying secure storage or secure transmission of the data. It is also about the ability to apply data privacy regulations on the project of the specific country the data is collected.

Security applies to every phase of a project and each of these phases has specific security characteristics. It involves Encryption, Storage, preventing unauthorized access, data privacy, and deletion.

Pauline Besnier
Posted on 9 February 2018 in GDPR
by Pauline Besnier
6 min

GDPR - Key principles and requirements

In the previous post, we explained what the main new roles introduced by GDPR are and what the impact of the new legislation is. Now, let's dive into more details.

Who is concerned?

Everyone!

If you process EU citizens data as part of your activity, regardless whether that processing occurs in or out of the EU, then the GDPR applies to you. Bear in mind that employee data and customer data ARE personal data. And the simple fact of storing that data is considered a processing activity.

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Six principles of the GDPR 

The GDPR is not simply a ticking boxes process to avoid a big fine. It is principles driven and aim to change the way we perceive and treat personal data. There are six principles, listed below:

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Wouter Eijben
Posted on 15 December 2017 in GDPR
by Wouter Eijben
4 min

GDPR Essentials for Marketing Researchers

Most likely, you have heard about upcoming new legislation in relation to the processing of personal data. This General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in effect per May 25th, 2018, and has a big impact on Market Research, as well as other industries.

In many market research projects, personal data is being collected, which means you have to have a basic understanding at least, of what GDPR entails. In this article we want to inform you about steps you can take to ensure you comply with the new legislation, to avoid potentially high penalties.

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What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). The GDPR aims primarily to give control

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Eric van Velzen
Posted on 15 April 2016 in Security
by Eric van Velzen
4 min

SSL as Part of the Service

Nebu's basic principle is to provide a safe and secure environment for our clients, for the personal data, survey responses and market insight information they collect.

Nowadays securing data is one of the biggest challenges for the Market Research Industry. When you keep information online you can't lock it away to be 100% sure that no one else can see it. You need to be aware that during any transfer process both you and your customer might lose control over the data, and over who is accessing it. You need to do everything possible to prevent this from happening. You should secure devices, both on the browser and the hosting side. Unfortunately the pipes of the online world are out of your hands, but don't worry, there is something you can do.

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Eric van Velzen
Posted on 1 April 2016 in Security
by Eric van Velzen
2 min

An Overview of Penetration Testing

The IT security has an important role in the Market Research Industry. Not only does it need to be robust so that fieldwork is completed reliably and on time, but needs to be secure to ensure data collected is accessible and usable by those able to do so, but also so that Personally Identifiable Data is kept confidential. It is essential to secure the data you collect, but sometimes it can cause headaches because of the number of attacks on your data.

First, let me clarify what a Penetration test is and how it usually works.

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Eric van Velzen
Posted on 25 March 2016 in Security
by Eric van Velzen
4 min

3 Main Benefits of Server Maintenance From Security Aspect

In this blog post we will target explaining the importance of server and environment maintenance from security point of view. In our industry security is proven to be a key element and as is, needs continuous attention, instead of assuming that with a one time action proper security level can be achieved. This latest statement can be odd, you can think about why is that? How it can be ruined if once it is made great? Software components can contain bugs, security leaks, which are already there, but has not been discovered yet - when such a vulnerability has been identified and made public, servers or software components with this vulnerability can be easy target.

Therefore Nebu decided to perform more frequent server maintenance: it always has been important to keep servers up-to-date, but we clearly realized that updates have to be frequent enough to increase security and to decrease downtime.

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Ian Roberts
Posted on 2 December 2013 in Security
by Ian Roberts
30 sec

Data Protection & Security

As the world becomes smaller, and information is ever accessible, concerns grow over privacy, data protection and personal information.

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Ian Roberts
Posted on 14 March 2013 in Security
by Ian Roberts
2 min

The Online Conundrum: Balancing Trust with Reach

We all know the benefits of being online: speed of response, geographical spread, sample size. And are probably aware of the issues we face in our daily online lives: spam, phishing, identity theft.... But do we ever consider them together?

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