Compliance

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Retailers must upgrade authentication, encryption and pen testing

The PCI Security Standards Council now requires better authentication, encryption and penetration testing by companies that accept consumer payments, improvements lauded by security expert.

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Privacy policy or privacy notice: what's the difference?

Is there a difference between a privacy policy and a privacy notice? Some of the confusion comes from a company’s description of their privacy practices on their website being called a privacy policy. Some people ask, “Isn’t the...

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How compliance can be an excuse to shun the cloud

Companies in heavily regulated industries say they can't embrace the cloud due to compliance. That's just an excuse.

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Is outsourcing IT worth the compliance risk?

While the feds have certainly put hurdles in place to prevent abuse, outsourcing IT in a highly regulated industry like banking may very well lead to higher standards and quality outcomes.

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Report: Federal agencies still fighting the last war

Federal government agencies are still fighting the last cybersecurity war, the one where computer networks had a strong, defensible perimeter, according to a new report by 451 Research

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In pursuit of HIPAA, a new compliance gap arises

Meeting requirements can be exhausting, but the business payoff can make it all worthwhile.

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Firms expect greater government cybersecurity oversight

The U.S. Senate recently proposed a cybersecurity disclosure bill that would require public companies to describe what cybersecurity expertise their boards have, or, if they don't have any, what steps the companies are taking to get...

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Report: Compliance biggest driver of encryption

The biggest driver of encryption technology is the need to comply with privacy or data security regulations, according to a new report.

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How to manage the risks and costs of software compliance

Software compliance can be a tricky – and expensive – challenge for most IT leaders. Luckily, tech solutions let you manage software assets.

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Georgia loves Google’s cloud, but now it needs HIPAA compliancy

Cloud service providers are evolving their platforms to handle personal health information that’s subject to HIPAA regulations, as seen in this case study about the state of Georgia’s Google cloud use.

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5 reasons you need to hire a Chief Privacy Officer

Businesses are increasingly relying on data, but they're overlooking another key aspect of data: privacy. In order to keep up with the growing regulations surrounding data privacy, it may be time to hire a Chief Privacy Officer.

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Happy Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day provides an opportunity for you to re-enforce the themes of “Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust” within your organization to improve privacy awareness. The result is that you will increase your...

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Defending against insider security threats hangs on trust

If your security strategy only considers malicious insiders when addressing the insider threat, you may be miscalculating the risk. Accidental incidents are nearly impossible to guard against.

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Cybersecurity much more than a compliance exercise

An overwhelming number of security executives view compliance as an effective strategy. But it’s not, and many CISOs need to rethink their priorities.

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Compliance does not equal security

The effort to meet Level 1 PCI compliance reveals a new security mantra to our manager.

Will the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation impact your business?  

The European Commission has approved the most stringent data privacy regulation anywhere and it is sure to impact businesses worldwide

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Watch what you do with that big data, FTC warns businesses

If your company uses big data, be aware: the FTC is watching, and it's concerned.

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Cloud adoption soars, but integration challenges remain

With approximately 90 percent of businesses using the cloud in some fashion, it's safe to say the technology has become a mainstay in IT. But challenges remain beyond the initial integration.

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