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February, 2009


February 27, 2009  9:14 PM

SharePoint for compliance — crazy or not?



Posted by: mschlack
Microsoft SharePoint, regulatory compliance, unstructured documents

Unstructured documents are the gorilla in the room in every conversation about compliance, or for that matter, data classification in general. In most companies, there’s a lot of sensitive information in spreadsheets, Word docs and the like, scattered about on client machines and network drives....

February 27, 2009  7:20 PM

IT compliance policies, standards and technical directives



Posted by: GuyPardon
Capability Maturity Model Integration, COBIT, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Information Technology Infrastructure Library, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Standard

"A day at the beach can turn into a hurricane fast." That's the tagline Sarah Cortes chose for Inman TechnologyIT, her Cambridge, Massachusetts-based...


February 18, 2009  9:37 PM

Windows compliance: Resources on data retention and data protection



Posted by: GuyPardon
CCO, CIO, COBIT, compliance documentation, data protection, data retention, IT compliance, Linux, Microsoft, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Windows, Operating system, RSS, Windows compliance

As any CIO or compliance officer knows, compliance affects multiple parts of IT infrastructure and the organization as a whole. Strategy, security, storage, networking, records keeping and human resources are all part of the mix. As an editor at SearchCompliance.com, that means I scan the


February 16, 2009  7:18 PM

Lowering the data leakage risk of USB storage



Posted by: GuyPardon
data leakage, data protection, flash drive, information governance, regulatory compliance, security architecture, security policy, thumb drive, USB security, USB storage

This is a guest post by John Rostern, Jefferson Wells’ Eastern Region Practice Leader for Technology Risk Management. His last post explained why

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February 12, 2009  3:38 PM

A-Rod’s steroid strikeout a lesson in e-discovery, preserving evidence



Posted by: GuyPardon
Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball Players Association, New York Yankee, Performance-enhancing drugs, Sports

This is a guest post from Barclay T. Blair, author of Information Nation and head of the information governance practice at Forensics Consulting Solutions LLC.

“The fact of the matter is that this would all have been prevented if they had just called and said,...


February 12, 2009  4:59 AM

LegalTech 2009: The intersection of e-discovery and information governance



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, Interwoven, Law, Law firm, Lawsuit, New York

This is a guest post from Barclay T. Blair, author of Information Nation and head of the information governance practice at Forensics Consulting Solutions LLC.

Last week I made the trek to New York to attend

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February 10, 2009  4:08 PM

IT and legal up in a tree … d-i-s-s-i-n-g



Posted by: Linda Tucci
alignment, e-discovery

Whatever their relationship in the past, IT and legal departments should probably be pretty tight these days given the expectation that financial regulations will intensify and litigation increase in the wake of the fraud, foreclosures, massive layoffs and other ills perpetrated by the greed of...


February 5, 2009  7:10 PM

IT budget available for regulatory compliance



Posted by: mschlack
IT budget, regulatory compliance

Lip service or room service? Is IT going to get a real budget to put in and operate the systems needed for compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), HIPAA or whatever else is needed? Or will “economic downturn” be the magic spell that makes regulatory compliance go away? A recent survey of...


February 3, 2009  3:12 PM

Corporate reporting: The next information governance frontier?



Posted by: GuyPardon
corporate reporting, e-discovery, governance, SEC, SOX, transparency

This is a guest post from Barclay T. Blair, author of Information Nation and head of the information governance practice at Forensics Consulting Solutions LLC.

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February 2, 2009  7:41 PM

How will the Massachusetts Data Protection Law affect IT compliance?



Posted by: GuyPardon
business, Chief information officer, data protection, Government, Harvard Medical School, Health care, Massachusetts, Office of Consumer Affairs, PIFI, PII, regulatory compliance

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation established a significant new regulations in 2008, 201 CMR 17.00: Standards for...

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