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March 28, 2012  7:32 PM

As FTC pushes online privacy rules, JOBS Act lessens SMB regulation



Posted by: Ben Cole
JOBS Act, Online privacy rules, regulatory compliance

It’s been an interesting week in the world of regulatory compliance: Within the span of a few days, the FTC released a report recommending online...

April 22, 2011  8:21 PM

Increased regulations keep regulatory compliance atop list of concerns



Posted by: Ben Cole
compliance management strategy, compliance regulations, regulatory compliance

It's no secret that compliance regulations have expanded in scope and multiplied in the last few years. New survey results from the Information Systems Audit...


September 27, 2010  4:12 PM

Will regulatory compliance, controlling user access bring Novell back?



Posted by: Fohlhorst
CIO, regulatory compliance, user access

There was a time when Novell was a giant and NetWare ruled supreme. But as with other giants before and after, it took only a few bad strategic decisions for the company to slide off its throne. One...


February 24, 2010  10:10 PM

CloudAudit.org to offer tools for verifying cloud computing compliance



Posted by: GuyPardon
Audit, Cloud computing, compliance audit, compliance in the cloud, IT compliance, regulatory compliance

The Automated Audit, Assertion, Assessment, and Assurance API (A6) working group is newly organized under the brand of CloudAudit. The stated goal of CloudAudit is to “provide a common interface that allows cloud providers to automate the Audit, Assertion, Assessment, and Assurance (A6) of their...


December 1, 2009  4:34 PM

IT governance, risk and compliance: Buzzword or not, GRC is relevant



Posted by: GuyPardon
carbon compliance, Carbon footprint, compliance, GRC, GTC software, IT compliance, IT governance, regulatory compliance, risk management

As IT professionals log back in after the Thanksgiving holiday break, meeting regulatory compliance mandates continues to occupy significant amounts of both time and...


June 10, 2009  7:59 PM

Regulatory, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance reform is coming



Posted by: Scot Petersen
regulations, regulatory compliance, SEC, SOX

It seems that there is much discontent among our leaders in Washington over the state of regulatory compliance, in particular Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and of risk management in general. SearchCompliance.com Associate Editor Alexander Howard spent a few days in Washington last week and heard from...


May 18, 2009  4:51 PM

What will compliance with the Massachusetts data protection act mean?



Posted by: GuyPardon
201CMR17, data protection, Information privacy, Law, MA data protection law, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Senate, privacy, regulatory compliance, Security

A bill being discussed in the Massachusetts Senate proposes major changes to MA GL 93H, the Data Breach Notification Act. These changes could in turn result in revisions to


May 11, 2009  3:35 PM

Understanding the risk of penalties for violating data privacy laws



Posted by: SarahCortes
compliance, data privacy, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, FTC, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, laws, privacy, regulations, regulatory compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, United States Department of Health and Human Services, USA Patriot Act

The "Massachusetts Data Privacy Law? We call it 'the toothless wonder,'" laughed one smug senior technology executive from a prominent high-tech firm at a MIT industry gathering April 30 in Cambridge, Mass. But not everyone is laughing. In April 2008,


March 26, 2009  2:05 PM

Prepare for compliance auditors: Review policies and standards



Posted by: SarahCortes
Access control, business, compliance, compliance audit, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA, regulatory compliance, Security

So you got the word, the compliance auditors are coming in. It’s like that big squash or tennis match. You’re feeling pretty good, and you think you’re ready. After all, you’re an IT professional, conscientious, hard-working and knowledgeable. But do you know what standard the auditors will...


March 13, 2009  8:54 PM

Coming: State privacy laws run amok



Posted by: Scot Petersen
compliance, conference, data protection, encryption, governance, MA data protection law, regulatory compliance, risk management

As business owners are preparing for the new Massachusetts data protection law, also known as 201 CMR 17: Standards for The Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the...


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