IT Compliance Advisor:

July, 2009


July 29, 2009  9:59 PM

Government bodies’ dueling legislative answers to data protection laws

Posted by: SarahCortes
compliance, cybersecurity, Cyberspace, encryption, HR 2221, MA 201 CMR 17, White House

When it comes to data security legislation, do you prefer the perspective of the White House, Capitol Hill or Beacon Hill? This is not a trick question. While the White House refined its philosophy in the

July 29, 2009  2:27 PM

Cloud computing data security creates challenges for compliance officers

Posted by: Scot Petersen
Cloud computing, compliance, data center, encryption, podcast, risk, Security

Cloud computing is just another form of outsourcing, and like outsourcing, it comes with its own set of risks and compliance challenges. As the data center begins to disappear into the cloud, data security tops the list. But is encryption, specifically public key infrastructure, up to the task...

July 22, 2009  2:29 PM

Compliance resources: Tips and news from around TechTarget

Posted by: GuyPardon
Cloud computing, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, identity theft, Information security, Security

Did you know that TechTarget now has more than 60 different websites, each of which focuses on a different form of technology? You can find compliance resources on nearly...

July 21, 2009  5:58 PM

Freerisk financial risk modeling services challenge S&P, Moody’s

Posted by: Scot Petersen
financial risk, Freerisk, Moody's, podcast, risk, S&P, XBRL

In the wake of the financial meltdown trigged by the subprime mortgage crisis in the fall of 2008, credit ratings agencies like Moody's and Standard and Poor's became the focus for some of the blame. Did they ignore key risk indicators that would have alerted investors much earlier to the house of...

July 20, 2009  7:26 PM

Managing e-discovery and compliance: What would Eliot Spitzer do?

Posted by: SarahCortes
Audit, business, compliance, e-discovery, Eliot Spitzer, high-risk data, market timing, Massachusetts, privacy, Project management, Putnam, Putnam Investments, regulation, Security, Technology

E-discovery - or electronic discovery - has many technical aspects. Questions of available tools, case law, regulations and scope are critical. One of the most important and often overlooked...

July 17, 2009  10:22 AM

No easy answers for complying with data protection regulations

Posted by: Scot Petersen
compliance, data protection regulations, encryption, Information security, MA 201 CMR 17

As the effective date of Jan. 1, 2010, approaches for Massachusetts’ data protection regulation, business owners and information security managers are getting a little bit edgy about compliance with MA 201 CMR...

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July 8, 2009  3:39 PM

Professor McAfee on Enterprise 2.0 and compliance: Slight risk

Posted by: GuyPardon
#e2conf, Andrew McAfee, Chief information officer, compliance, E20, Enterprise 2.0, Social Enterprise, Social software, Web 2.0

This year, I approached the annual Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston with a specific question: Can an organization in a regulated industry adopt enterprise social software and remain...

July 7, 2009  6:46 PM

Online privacy? Principles of self-regulation emerge, feds to follow

Posted by: GuyPardon
Advertising, Association of National Advertisers, behavioral marketing, behavioral targeting, Better Business Bureau, compliance, Direct Marketing Association, Federal Trade Commission, Online advertising, online privacy, Pamela Jones Harbour, privacy, privacy compliance

Last week, a collection of trade organizations announced the release of a set of privacy principles for the use and collection of behavioral data in online advertising. The public adoption of these principles...

July 7, 2009  5:50 PM

Unleashing the potential of sustainable business practices

Posted by: Scot Petersen
carbon, compliance, energy, Obama, podcast, sustainability

President Obama met with business leaders on July 2 to discuss not only how businesses can reduce their carbon footprint and energy consumption, but also how these...


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