Grc News & Analysis
| Monday Aug 27, 2012
An employee, excited about a new product the company is developing, mentions it on Facebook. Due to his privacy settings, a competitor gets wind of potential trade secret information. In another situation, a disgruntled employee sends a negative Tweet about his company to hundreds of followers, including company shareholders.
| Thursday Aug 23, 2012
There are certain specialties that appear to be so simple from a laymen’s point of view that one can’t help but wonder the harm in doing the job themselves. But the idiom “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing” originated for a reason. Unfortunately, it is all too often capably illustrated in organizational risk management practices.
| Tuesday Aug 21, 2012
Everyone wants to believe that there is a single bullet solution to solve all SharePoint problems. While the answers are never that simple, the starting point is: asking the question "why?"
Ant Clay, Founder and CEO of Soulsailor Consulting Ltd, is one of a new breed of SharePoint business technology consultants. Known to ask clients repeatedly “Why?” until they breakdown and admit “they just don’t know,” we thought we'd turn the tables on him to ask a few questions about SharePoint, governance and the upcoming release of SharePoint 2013.
| Monday Aug 20, 2012
Continuing my high level SharePoint business governance strategy series, today we are looking at methods of managing governance documents to ensure that information is easily accessible to all, aiding in communication of and adherence to governance rules.
| Thursday Aug 16, 2012
Even with the summer lull there are a few notable GRC points. The main one this week is Google's further plans for Postini. This week also saw Clearwater’s new SaaS released, a new series on SharePoint governance and Accenture’s acquisition of Octagon.
| Monday Aug 13, 2012
Many portals, intranets, public websites and other solutions fail to deliver objectives and ROI within 6 months to a year because no one governs the solution. This series will share my high level SharePoint Business Governance strategy to help your company turn those success rates around.
| Thursday Aug 9, 2012
As more organizations allow the use of personal devices in the workplace, questions of risk and security remain. A recent study looks into the state of mobile security and it looks as if there is more work to be done.
| Thursday Aug 2, 2012
Personal, proprietary and payment card data is being routinely compromised to the tune of a Ponemon Institute estimated US$ 194 per lost record and average total breach cost of US$ 5.5 million by loss leading United States-based organizations. Yet for many headlines and statistics seem removed from daily operations in lieu of optimism that such events won’t hit home and legal, public relations safety nets.
| Tuesday Jul 31, 2012
Regardless of whether you are a Web designer, IT administrator or not-so-humble end user of the World Wide Web, the chances are that the new European Commission’s rules on cookies -- which became law in late May of this year -- will have changed your outlook on the Internet.
| Wednesday Jul 25, 2012
Seems a lot of people are at the beach or on vacation this week. Which might explain why it's so quiet in the GRC space. That said, SpringCM still managed to release a file syncing app that secures files, Check Point said it will release document security software by the end of the year, BackOffice bought Headwell, and Recommind partners with Hudson.
| Thursday Jul 19, 2012
This week in the world of enterprise information management, Symantec takes on BOYD with the provision of new security features for mobile devices, RSA takes a deep look at GRC across business, Kroll Ontrack upgrades Verve, and LockPath lands US$ 6 million funding.
| Thursday Jul 12, 2012
In March, Smarsh released an infographic that warned us about the risky business of social media within the financial industry. It recently released its 2012 Electronic Communications Compliance Survey, which continued to outline the challenges facing financial services when it comes to online communications. However, it seems as though in some areas, they are beginning to adapt and adopt.
| Wednesday Jul 11, 2012
This week there are a number of upgrades and releases following the July 4th celebrations, including an upgrade to Kofax’s TotalAgility offering and an upgrade to Clearwater’s HIPAA security assessment products. Axceler offers a new program for SharePoint governance, while QlikTech buys Expressor.
| Tuesday Jul 3, 2012
The latest Ernst & Young survey (their 12th) is an excellent and essential read for all concerned with the risk of fraud.
| Wednesday Jun 27, 2012
This week OpenText has announced an upgrade to its SharePoint 10 governance solution, Symantec has pushed its Windows recovery solution onto Azure, NextDocs offers a cloud-based compliance solution built from ground up, while AccessData and dtSearch Partner.