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GRC Roll-up: GRC Magic Quadrant Revisited, Symantec Finally Delivers Enterprise Vault

GRC just keeps ticking away. By far the biggest thing this week was the release of this year’s Gartner’s GRC Magic Quadrant, while Symantec finally kept good on its earlier promise and released Enterprise Vault 10. Android security was also under the microscope by Lockout, while Lockpath and Network Frontiers released a badly needed dictionary of compliance. We also looked at process and policy in e-Discovery.

Accenture 2011 Global Risk Management Study: Important, Startling, but Deceiving Results

Despite the apparent sampling bias in this Accenture study, the study’s shocking results -- some of which I highlight in this article -- still reveal interesting and important insights into how risk management philosophy and practices may have shifted and progressed since Accenture’s last study in 2009.

E-Discovery Process, Policy More Important Than Tools

With the maturing of the e-Discovery marketplace, it can be easy -- too easy -- to think that it's all just a matter of using the right tool. But as with most business processes, and particularly with e-Discovery, it's a matter of policy and process as well.

GRC Roll-up: Symantec Identifies Social Media Risks, Are Your Mac OS Passwords Safe?

Quiet week in the GRC space this week, but there’s still a few nuggets worth noting. Social media and the risks it poses were identified by Symantec, Passware shows that its new product finds your OS passwords, SDL’s translation software gets further security certification and Nextware legal services offers iPad support.

IBM, Oracle, SAP Make Gartner GRC Magic Quadrant Leaders, But Small Vendors Hold Their Own

It’s taken a couple of weeks to get it, but Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the GRC space is finally out. Leaving aside the list of vendors that made it into the "'Leaders' quadrant," Gartner says that over the course of this year, the market shifted from a tactical focus on regulatory compliance to a wider focus on enterprise risk management.

GRC Roll-up: AvePoint, KnowledgeLake Partner on SharePoint 201, Symantec Closes Clearwell Deal

It’s July and bound to be quiet. Even so, in the GRC space, AvePoint and KnowledgeLake have paired up for SharePoint 2010 content governance, Symantec has finally closed the deal with Clearwell, Aveska’s enterprise governance solution is in big demand, while Vista SP1 support has stopped so no more security upgrades there.

GRC Roll-up: Email Security for Office 365, Search Engines Becoming Major Web Security Threat

With Office 365 now on general release, Proofpoint offers security for its email services, LexisNexis upgrades its Concordance e-Discovery software, Blue Coat identifies search engines as one of the web’s biggest security threats, and DocuLex PDF functionality.

From Disharmony to Harmony: A Musical Metaphor that Explains GRC

Who knew that GRC could be explained using three brilliant, but competing, musicians…and Jimmy Carter?

GRC Roll-up: IBM Offers Social Compliance Connections, Verizon Launches Risk Management Service

This week, IBM was at the enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston, where it launched IBM Connections, a social networking platform with real-time compliance capabilities, Verizon opens a new risk management service, Clearwell extends reach of e-Discovery and Cintas achieves NAID certification.

GRC: The Evolution Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Role

Today's organizations face constant demands from an evolving global economy and increased regulations. To help deal with these demands, a new role has evolved: the CECO -- Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. Here's a look at its evolution.

GRC Roll-up: Microsoft Office Security Enhanced, Autonomy Closes Iron Mountain Buy

This week, Microsoft announced that it will be enhancing the security of Office with the acquisition of Prodiance, kCura upgrades its e-Discovery platform, Autonomy closes acquisition of Iron Mountain’s digital assets and gets DoD certification for Records Manager, while Aveska offers governance for unstructured content in SharePoint.

GRC Roll-up: Gartner Releases E-Discovery Magic Quadrant; RSA, SOA Integrate for Cloud Security

The big event in the GRC space this week was the release of Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for e-Discovery. Otherwise, RSA and SOA have integrated to provide cloud security, OpenLogic offers new collaboration capabilities for compliance, Iron Mountain shows that enterprises are still struggling to find files, while companies worried about GRC can learn it from ARC Logics.

Enabling Risk Management Across the Organization

An article that caught my eye last week was a piece by Ron Ashkenas in the Huffington Post Business section: Every Manager is a Risk Manager. Now, Ron does not have a background as a practicing risk officer, so his knowledge and understanding of risk management is not perfect; but he makes an interesting point. Most of the time, the (as he puts it) “official risk management function usually only addresses the most critical [risks].” But managers are facing and managing risks in the ordinary course of their business, on a daily basis.

GRC Inititatives Critical, Yet Enterprise Strategy, Collaboration Lacking

RSA, the security division of EMC (news, site) recently sponsored a new report by the Ponemon Institute: The Role of Governance, Risk Management & Compliance in Organizations. Did you know that one of the top barriers to achieving GRC-related goals is lack of cooperation/collaboration?

Community Highlights: What Enterprise Collaboration Actually Means, the Future of Governance & the Keys to Mobile Success

CMSWire community contributors work in the trenches of information management, enterprise collaboration and web engagement. In this weekly aggregation we highlight a few of the most impactful community articles.

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