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Everyone Except Executives and Board Members Sit Down – You Are the Risk

Dark Reading released its annual security white paper, compiled from a poll of 300 IT and security leaders. The findings are not really surprising, but a few tidbits are hard to reconcile.…

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Healthcare Organization Risk Analysis - Concept Searching

Have You Completed a Risk Analysis? You’d Better, If You Are a Healthcare Organization

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR), healthcare organizations must provide a completed risk analysis. According to the OCR, “Conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information held by the [organization].…

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Records Management

Records Management and Cybersecurity – Is This a Match Made in Heaven?

I just read an article about information governance and security, and I didn’t agree with most of it so I won’t share the link. My colleagues have been presenting on records management at several events recently, so this subject is on my mind.…

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GDPR Readiness – You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me

I am all for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It has brought the protection of privacy information to the attention of CIOs all over the world. News reports about organizations struggling to comply are disturbing.…

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Email Security and Risk

Supposedly, more than 90 percent of cyberattacks start with email. Using my somewhat faulty logic, if you could protect privacy and sensitive information, prevent compliance violations from being created and shared within emails and attachments, guard the information in real time, and train your users to question what they are opening, then cyberattacks should be reduced and you have an extra layer of protection for your data.…

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The POPI Act – When Exactly Is the US Going to Jump on the Bandwagon?

The date of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is now very near. Add to that the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), which will apply to all South African institutions or legally recognized organizations.…

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The Digital Workplace

You Already Have a Digital Workplace, Unless You are Using Paper and Pencils

The digital workplace, as touted by analysts, advises us to throw out the baby with the bath water. Success has been achieved primarily from large, and I mean large, organizations that have the culture, money, and time to invest in creating an entirely new working environment, and replacing all old technology and applications.…

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BYOD? How About BYOA?

It appears that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has now given way to Bring Your Own Application (BYOA). Ovum, recently released the results of a survey that reported that 89% of the 5,187 full-time mobile employees use consumer synch and storage tools at work, despite the security risks.…

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Bribery, Corruption, & Espionage – just another daily responsibility

If you are moving into the global economy, or have multinational operations chances are you are beginning to address bribery, corruption, and espionage or have been for a while. Interesting topic.…

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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. What is ‘good’ metadata?

I have talked about metadata quite a bit, which makes sense as that is on of our core technologies. In another blog I concentrated on ‘metadata truth‘. Organizations can experience a myriad of problems caused by ‘poor’ metadata.…

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