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March, 2010

March 31, 2010  3:52 PM

Coalition pushes ECPA update for online privacy in cloud computing age

GuyPardon Guy Pardon Profile: GuyPardon

A powerful collection of organizations has formed a new coalition to push for an update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). Members of the coalition include Google, Microsoft, AT&T, AOL, Intel, the ACLU and the...

March 26, 2010  7:46 PM

Experts provide a scary peek into cloud computing security risks

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

The cloudiness of cloud computing security is already getting to be an old joke -- certainly, an overused headline. But it was no joke this week listening to the head of IT security at Boston College, the CISO of Brown University, a prominent Boston intellectual property lawyer and the CEO of a...

March 26, 2010  3:50 PM

SEC provides additional guidance on XBRL compliance

GuyPardon Guy Pardon Profile: GuyPardon

In a public seminar held earlier this week on eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) compliance, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offered further guidance on how it expects companies to file their interactive financial records. Mark Green, senior special counsel at the...

March 11, 2010  9:15 PM

Web application security matters, even without a compliance mandate

GuyPardon Guy Pardon Profile: GuyPardon

Jeremiah Grossman, the CTO of White Hat Security, has been at the forefront of documenting the dangers of Web application security. As he points out on his blog, however, state and federal regulations are lagging behind in addressing Web application security, even though many enterprises are...

March 8, 2010  7:33 PM

Can anybody find a way to put a value on a risk management program?

Linda Tucci Linda Tucci Profile: Linda Tucci

If your company is finding it difficult to weigh the costs vs. benefits of a formal risk management program, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) feels your pain. I caught up with Steven Dryer, managing director at the New York-based credit rating agency, for an update on S&P’s 2008...

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