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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...

October 18, 2011  1:32 PM

New attacks test Sony’s transparent approach to data security

Posted by: Ben Cole
CIO, Data Security, Personally identifiable information

After hackers gained access to the personal information of more than 100 million user accounts last spring, Sony overhauled online security and created a chief information security officer...

September 19, 2011  4:08 PM

Lawmakers increase attention to online data security and privacy

Posted by: Ben Cole
CIO, Data Security, online privacy

A few weeks ago in this space, I wondered if increased scrutiny of Google's business practices was just the beginning of the federal government's efforts to

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 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...

January 25, 2010  5:06 PM

Melissa Hathaway on managing cybersecurity, FISMA compliance reforms

Posted by: GuyPardon
compliance, cybersecurity, cyberwar, data breach, electronic privacy, federal data breach law, Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, FISMA, FISMA compliance, privacy

In this podcast, former cybersecurity director Melissa Hathaway talks about emerging cybersecurity threats, reforms to FISMA compliance and corporate...

January 22, 2010  5:29 PM

Network mapping and leak detection at DISA

Posted by: GuyPardon
compliance, cybersecurity, Department of Defence, DISA, DoD, leak detection, Lumeta, network scanning, vulnerability detection

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has entered into a multiyear enterprise contract to use Lumeta Inc.’s IPsonar for network mapping and leak detection for the Department of Defense (DoD) global...

January 5, 2010  6:47 PM

IT security and health care compliance resources to start 2010 strong

Posted by: GuyPardon
Cloud computing, compliance, Computer security, Federal government of the United States, Health care, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, healthcare compliance, HITECH, identity theft, Red Flags Rule, Security, SOX

Last week, we looked back at the top IT compliance management news stories of 2009. From tougher state data protection laws to compliance in the cloud, 2009 held plenty of IT compliance management...

December 22, 2009  9:55 PM

White House introduces Howard Schmidt as new cybersecurity coordinator

Posted by: GuyPardon
compliance, cybersecurity, cybersecurity coordinator, Howard Schmidt, Melissa Hathaway, Microsoft, National Security Council, White House

This morning, the White House made it official: Howard Schmidt will be the nation’s next

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