Compliance

The IT “A List” of Privacy

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What privacy issues began with a few high-profile celebrities has turned into a laundry list of famous folks whose phones (and selfies) have been hacked and exposed across the Internet. Leaked photos of Oscar winners and pro wrestlers alike continue to make headlines. It all reinforces the critical need for data security in […]

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Anthem Data Breach: A Cautionary Tale

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The already-infamous Anthem data breach has put personal information belonging to 80 million health insurance customers at risk after hackers gained access to their network. Customer names, birth dates, home addresses and Social Security numbers are reported to be stolen. The sheer reach is astounding. The breach at Anthem is the world’s […]

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European IT Teams Woefully Underprepared for GDPR

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Last week we announced the results of a European online survey* that tested the attitudes of IT professionals towards regulation and compliance issues for 2015.  The results indicate a shocking lack of awareness and preparedness for the planned General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The regulation is due to come into […]

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Two Things That Can Spook Any IT Team

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Lost or stolen data is a nightmare in and of itself, but what can really make an IT team go prematurely gray is the audit that will inevitably follow. Given that today is Halloween, here are two things that can scare any IT professional, regardless of the time of year. […]

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We Need to Talk (about compliance)

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In my third and final post addressing the Osterman Research 2014 IT & Stakeholder Compliance Survey, I’ll address why IT professionals should work more closely with business stakeholders to better meet compliance. I’ll start by sharing key findings that show how much IT wants to work with LoB folks: IT […]

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IT Pros Concerned Colleagues Don’t Get Compliance

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In our second post on a recent Osterman Research survey, we reveal IT’s biggest concerns with other department leaders and their roles in compliance. Of the 153 members of the Osterman Research panel surveyed, the majority of senior IT decision makers  lack confidence in their own ability to properly manage […]

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Are You Meeting Compliance?

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In a recent survey conducted with Osterman Research, we set out to answer a relatively simple, but critical question among IT professionals: how compliant is your organization? The survey, conducted this past June with 153 members of the Osterman Research survey panel, revealed IT pros’ concerns for meeting compliance. Some […]

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