Grc News & Analysis
| Friday May 14, 2010
This week Google addressed the concerns about issues raised by information commissioners in ten different countries over privacy and Buzz, while data protection in federal agencies is also a concern.
| Wednesday May 5, 2010
The growing use of social networks has received a considerable amount of attention this week from companies looking to mitigate the risk associated with the information that appears in them. There are also further moves in Washington to protect personal information.
| Monday May 3, 2010
There is a new buzzword in the business world, or rather buzz abbreviation. GRC -- or governance, risk management and compliance -- has invaded the language of consultants (including the major accounting firms), analysts such as Gartner and Forrester Research, and software vendors. Increasingly, it is an abbreviation used in the executive suite and boardroom. Unfortunately, there is no single, commonly accepted definition of GRC.
| Wednesday Apr 28, 2010
Who’s not using social media? Probably very few. But while you’re using it, research shows chances are you are being monitored by your employer. Your iPad is also being watched, not by your employer but by hackers trying to get into your PC.
| Wednesday Apr 21, 2010
Governance and social media are at the forefront of most discussions these days. Companies are either actively searching for viable solutions or choosing to ignore social media altogether. Choosing to be proactive about managing and archiving social media communications will help most companies in the long run, just as implementing eDiscovery strategies before regulatory disasters ensue has proven successful.
| Wednesday Apr 14, 2010
Following IBM’s release of new tax compliance software, Autonomy has licensed its IDOL technology to the IRS to keep track of companies’ tax liabilities. While it might be difficult to secure Federal IT contracts now, it could be about to get a lot harder.
| Thursday Apr 8, 2010
A new survey tells us the value of your company's secrets. In other news, iPads are slowly coming to healthcare IT.
| Thursday Apr 1, 2010
Companies are regularly dealing with social media and how enforcing policies earlier on can help mitigate risk. Perhaps even more daunting for companies is the stack of information needing to be archived and managed. This week we share insights about each.
| Wednesday Mar 24, 2010
In the GRC world this week, we examine electronic records legislation, the need for compliance in the cloud and how small businesses need to implement strategies to reduce risk.
| Tuesday Mar 23, 2010
A few weeks ago we mentioned linkedFA, a new tool designed to provide financial advisors the convenience of social networking with investors, but with the compliance that satisfies the financial industry. Recently we spoke with linkedFA’s CEO Brian F. Byrne to learn more about the first social networking site built specifically for financial advisors and their clients.
| Monday Mar 22, 2010
Enterprise Content Governance (ECoG) provider Vamosa (news, site) has extended its existing partnership with SchemaLogic (news, site), the makers of MetaPoint metadata management software.
As part of this deal, Vamosa gets to resell and support Schemalogic’s MetaPoint -- software integrated with MS Office and MS SharePoint -- in Europe, extending the breadth of its own ECoG suite of products.
| Thursday Mar 18, 2010
This week we examine tools that aim to balance collaboration with confidentiality, prompting individuals across the enterprise to think twice about their social signatures.
| Wednesday Mar 17, 2010
PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance standards protect personal information and ensure security when transactions are processed using a payment card. Thanks to ClearPoint Metrics new PCI compliance management solution, organizations can manage PCI compliance risk more effectively, and reduce the cost of auditing and reporting.
The new metrics-based PCI assessment application will be delivered as Software-as-a-Service (Saas) on the Amazon cloud.
| Tuesday Mar 16, 2010
Personnel may change; business processes may change; retention periods do not. Every records culture is different. The Records and Information Manager requires the skills of an astute surveyor.