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October, 2009

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October 30, 2009  4:01 PM

Peer-to-peer file sharing exposes Congressional secret investigations



Posted by: Linda Tucci
compliance, file sharing

The Washington Post broke a story last night that should prick up the ears of information security and compliance officers. The names of more than 30 lawmakers under scrutiny by the highly secretive House ethics committee for possible ethics violations were leaked when a "low-level" staffer...

October 27, 2009  7:43 PM

Schwarzenegger vetoes California data breach notification bill SB 20



Posted by: Scot Petersen
California Data Security and Privacy Law, data breach, encryption, Massachusetts Data Security and Privacy Law, SB 20, Schwarzenegger, Simitian

In case you missed it, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed Senate Bill 20, which would have added a few more requirements to the state's existing data breach notification law. Sponsored by state...


October 23, 2009  1:52 PM

White House launches GreenGov Challenge: Carbon compliance at hand?



Posted by: GuyPardon
Barack Obama, carbon compliance, compliance, data center, energy, enterprise, gov2.0, Government, green, Greenhouse gas, Smart Grid, sustainability, United States Congress

On Monday, the White House announced a “bottom up” initiative to “green government,” launching a new initiative for federal employees to contribute ideas for energy efficiency. The GreenGov Challenge follows up on an Executive Order that...


October 8, 2009  9:18 PM

OpenID pilot project for identity management starting up at NIH



Posted by: GuyPardon
AOL, authentication, Facebook, Google, Identity management, MySpace, National Institute of Health, NIH, OpenID, OpenID Foundation, privacy, United States, Yahoo

As I reported last month, the U.S. federal government will try using OpenID as a federated identity framework...

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October 7, 2009  3:54 PM

Bailey on the role of the CIO in innovation, PKI in cloud computing



Posted by: GuyPardon
Cloud computing, compliance, encryption, identity, Identity management, Public key infrastructure, Software as a service, Technology

Last week at the OASIS Identity Management Conference, Gregg “Skip” Bailey, director of technology integration for the federal practice at Deloitte, suggested that agencies looking to leverage the power and scale of


October 2, 2009  7:21 PM

NIST, smart grid privacy and social networking for security pros



Posted by: GuyPardon
cybersecurity, Google, Google Docs, identity theft, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Personally identifiable information, privacy, Security, Smart Grid, smart grid privacy, Twitter

Last month, the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) outlined a framework for building more...


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