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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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The Role of the CIO: What’s Really at Stake

August 08, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The CIO has become as important as the CEO. It’s a pivotal position that often can make or break the success of a corporation. As criminal hackers have launched campaigns against numerous organizations, the CIO has become much more than an information officer. They are the guardian of corporate secrets...

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Silly Putty and Compliance: Remember It’s Not Always About You

August 08, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

This is not the problem where the legal department or compliance department is viewed as the Land of No, inhabited by only Dr. No. It is, instead, the perception that legal or compliance simply institutes requirements without even talking to the people they affect the most, the business unit employees...

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Symantec Does Not Need Better Operations, It Needs Innovation

August 04, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

The company dominates its market and any tweaks to operational efficiencies such as pairing down the product catalog, rationalizing SKUs, normalizing points given to distributors, and optimizing sales, R&D, marketing, and the executive office, will lead to greater profitability and stock performance...

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Take the A-Train to Find Your Compliance Team

July 25, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

As the compliance field evolves, the need for experienced professionals continues to grow, there is the need to hire top notch compliance talent to do the day-to-day work of implementing, enhancing or running a compliance program. Where can you go if you want to hire some experienced compliance professionals?

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On Infosec Thought Followers

July 20, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

The CISO who backs her team politically and fights for key projects, the analyst who writes a sweet Python script to automate some rote pen testing task, the incident handler or forensicator who digs for hours to find the root cause of an event, and so on. That’s leadership, and it happens all the time...

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The Compliance Professional as a Trusted Advisor

July 18, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Compliance is ar form of risk you can measure, evaluate and then manage. If the risk becomes too great, that may create an unacceptable level which your company will not tolerate. One of your key roles of a compliance practitioner is to reduce the level of risk which your company cannot or will not tolerate...

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Blame the Silver Heads?

July 17, 2012 Added by:Ian Tibble

The idea that CEOs are responsible for all our problems is one of the sacred holy cows of the security industry. Security analysts, managers, self-proclaimed "Evangelists", "Subject Matter Experts", ad infinitum are responsible for the problems. Lets look at ourselves before blaming others...

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Air Force's Tactical Cyber Wing Gets New Commander

July 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The 67th Network Warfare Wing is the Air Force's premier tactical cyber warfighting organization defending the Air Force network, transforming network operations, and providing full-spectrum capabilities across the Air Force enterprise and to U.S. Cyber Command and the Combatant Commanders...

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IT Risk Management: Roadmap for a Roadmap

July 03, 2012 Added by:Jared Pfost

Most IT organizations aren't equipped or supported to build a mature program. If our objective is to deliver an evidence driven investment road map aligned with the business, it's OK to plan a phased approach and demonstrate value while the culture, process, and necessary resources gain momentum...

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Breaking the Enigma Code: Creating a Functioning Compliance Culture

June 25, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

New York Times reporter Adam Bryant recently profiled Angie Hicks, one of the co-founders of Angie’s List, who has some interesting observations on leadership that I found applicable to creating a functional compliance effort within an organization, from compliance professionals to ethical leadership...

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Napoleon’s Invasion of Russia and Risk Management

June 20, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

As compliance programs become more mature, you can use the information generated in a risk assessment in a variety of ways to facilitate an overall risk management program. To create an effective risk management system, understand the qualitative distinctions among types of risk an organization faces...

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Do You Really Need a CISO to Have Security?

June 17, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

In the analysis of it, every organization needs to have someone responsible for the technology-based risk or security of the organization. Whether that's the Technology Manager, the CISO, or the "IT guy". I just want to see better security, more resiliency, and less technical risk....

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Bill Gates, the Perfect Game and Your Compliance Program

June 17, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Collins has been looking at corporations for over 25 years to unlock the mystery of what makes a great company tick and discusses twelve questions that leaders must grapple with if they truly want to excel. This list is a good summary of questions that you can and should be posing to your compliance team...

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Infosec

June 13, 2012 Added by:Dave Shackleford

I often hear infosec folks opine that things are futile, we’re not making a lot of progress, we’re not “winning” (whatever that means). I’ve struggled with this for a long time. I’m an optimist and I want badly to believe that we can succeed at beating back what for all appearances seems to be an unending tide...

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Pink Floyd’s "The Wall" and Compliance

June 12, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Compliance: One of the most important things is that sometimes you just hit a brick wall. You can carefully plan a strategy, implement the planned strategy and then measure the results, but it can still fall completely flat. In other words, you hit the proverbial wall...

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