Tag Archives: Compliance

3 Tips to Reduce Compliance Costs


Over the past few years, security threats have increased in frequency and costliness, making adhering to the proper compliance standards a top concern for many IT leaders. And while a compliance audit may cost an organization a considerable amount of money, the cost often runs deeper than dollars and cents. […]

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How to Simplify a Compliance Audit


With an alarming number of security breaches and data loss this past year, maintaining compliance with industry regulations is a top concern for IT pros and senior leadership. So why are IT departments leaving compliance and security processes to chance? (Particularly those in highly sensitive industries like finance, healthcare and […]

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Ipswitch Study: Compliance Audit or a Root Canal?

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Today we announced some pretty interesting survey findings that stem from our poll of 313 IT pros in the U.S. that highlight the difficulties IT teams face when preparing for compliance audits. Regulatory guidelines demand full transparency and protection of critical business data across the borderless enterprise. Even with this in mind, […]

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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


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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We Need to Talk (about compliance)


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


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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