Blog Posts Tagged with "Compliance"

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Compliance and Company Values from the Ground Up

September 17, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

For the compliance practitioner sometimes the biggest challenge is not only to get senior management but the troops in the trenches to embrace compliance. Cathy Choi's story is a powerful lesson of one way to get those troops to buy into what the compliance department is selling...

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Seven Tips to Improve Patch Management

September 12, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The amount of time many companies spend on patching, the problems they have deploying patches, the perception that patching causes problems, and a general lack of understanding about what it takes to patch, all combine to make patching such a major issue...

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Internally Funding Your Compliance Program

September 11, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Big banks are not doing too well these days in the compliance arena. From money-laundering operations for drug cartels to trading losses, big banks seem to be more in the news these days for compliance failures rather than successes...

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Maine Supreme Court Affirms Smart Meter Opt-Out Program

September 09, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Maine has been one of the most aggressive states to pursue widespread implementation of smart utility meters for customers throughout the state, but not all utility customers have embraced smart meters despite consumers concerns over privacy issues...

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DMTF's Cloud Infrastructure Standard

September 07, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

CIMI is arguably more complex than a simple standard – it reflects that people want to rubber stamp a standard, but also want to deliver proprietary functionality as a point of differentiation from the competition. CIMI is a positive initiative, but the proof is in the pudding...

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Utility Breach Prompts Enforcement and Industry-Wide Security Review

September 06, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Expect an uptick in privacy enforcement by state utility regulators. Utilities across the country are advised to review their information security programs (including vendor management requirements) and breach response processes to address their regulators' concerns...

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Leadership in the Compliance Department

September 05, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

While a leader can provide some insights based on experience, and perhaps give a different view, the employee who brought up the compliance issue will probably be more intimately involved with it. The employee may have thought through a resolution to the potential issue as well...

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The Inevitability of a Data Breach

September 05, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Only after many years of beating the drum that non-security professionals are waking up to the fact that security cannot be an after-thought in development. It'll take another five years before business executives are comfortable with the notion that they will be breached...

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Best Practices for the Destruction of Digital Data

August 31, 2012 Added by:Ben Rothke

The need for effective media destruction is imperative given that digital media is the crown jewels of most organizations. From payroll, financial records, to personal information and company/trade secrets, there are terabytes of data that at the end of its lifecycle, needs to be effectively sanitized...

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Ultimate Breach of Patient Privacy: Real-Time Death on Video

August 29, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

As social media becomes part of the continuum of interaction in the physical and virtual worlds, privacy becomes an issue of discretionary disclosure control. Online privacy and patient privacy will evolve into a market for products and services with stratified pricing, packaging and product positioning...

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How Do You Change an Unhealthy Compliance Culture?

August 29, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

The best way to effect culture “is to combine strong leadership with the existing internal elements of a healthy corporate culture... while it may take as long to create a good culture as it does to establish a good reputation, a strong set of values is usually harder to destroy unless the company is itself dismantled..."

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FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Revisions to COPPA Rule

August 27, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The proposed modifications to the definitions of "operator" and "website or online service directed to children" address commenters’ concerns related to the use of third party advertising networks and downloadable software kits, or plug ins, that collect personal information through child-directed websites...

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How Do You Change to a Culture of Compliance?

August 23, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Unlike the insurance industry, which helps companies manage risks through financial instruments, risk management attempts to avoid or at least control risk. The next time you hear the mindless prattle of “but we’ve always done it that way”, get some ideas on how to change your company’s compliance culture...

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Compliance is Not Always a Four-Letter Word

August 22, 2012 Added by:Tripwire Inc

This typical reaction I get in the US is many organizations see compliance as a “tax” and try to get away with doing the bare minimum. How do you and your organizations view compliance? Do you see it as a four-letter word, a nuisance, or as a step along the path to more effective security?

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Messaging Mishaps Have Collateral Damage

August 21, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Bottom line for all organizations, from the largest to the smallest: You need to establish messaging policies that clearly communicate that all emails sent through the company email system are subject to monitoring, and that no one using the system should have any expectation of privacy for the messages...

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Network Exposure and Healthcare Privacy Breaches

August 20, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

EHR interconnected with HIE systems have a big threat surface, because of big, very complex software systems with a large number of attacker entry points. Healthcare system vulnerabilities are compounded since everyone is using the same technology from Microsoft and following the same HIPAA compliance checklists...

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