Compliance Heat Map

The seemingly never-ending breaches of data over the years has prompted most states to enact data privacy breach notification laws. But some states are ahead of others in this initiative. The below map from Imation shows which states are laying down the law when it comes to data breach notification laws and which states completely… Continue reading Compliance Heat Map

How a compliance audit can ensure your public or private company’s policies measure up

Over lunch, a CFO recently shared the difficulties C-level management face since the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) with Kathleen M. Marcus, Shareholder at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth and Chair of its Compliance and Corporate Governance Practice Group. He spoke of joining a company whose books and compliance policies are “a mess” and his struggle… Continue reading How a compliance audit can ensure your public or private company’s policies measure up

How to implement an effective enterprise risk management program

The requirement for appropriate enterprise risk management (ERM) techniques continues to grow. The recently passed Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act calls for a risk committee to be established by all public, nonbank financial companies, as well as larger public bank holding companies. To read the article, please click here: http://www.sbnonline.com/2012/08/how-to-implement-an-effective-enterprise-risk-management-program/?full=1

Disaster Recovery Sites: Are They Worth the Expense?

As businesses rely more heavily on their data center services, the cost of downtime increases. And for these (and other) businesses, hurricane season is a strong reminder of the need to plan ahead for potential disasters. One disaster recovery option for companies is a remote facility that can take over operations in the event that… Continue reading Disaster Recovery Sites: Are They Worth the Expense?

States Fail to Meet Disaster-Preparedness Standards

When a parent drops off a child at a school or child-care facility, there’s a reasonable expectation that he or she will be safe and cared for, especially in times of emergency. But a new report by the international child-advocacy group Save the Children raises concerns that many U.S. institutions entrusted to protect children are… Continue reading States Fail to Meet Disaster-Preparedness Standards

Hurricane Isaac floods New Orleans and coastal cities

NEW ORLEANS – Hurricane Isaac continued to pound Louisiana with heavy rains and damaging winds Wednesday as forecasters said the biggest threat is storm surge flooding from central Louisiana to the Panhandle of Florida. To read the article, please click here: http://www.usatoday.com/weather/storms/story/2012-08-29/hurricane-isaac-wednesday/57401670/1

Bring Your Own Device: ‘the most radical shift in enterprise client computing since the introduction of the PC’

The rise of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs is the single most radical shift in the economics of client computing for business since PCs ‘invaded’ the workplace, according to Gartner. Every business needs a clearly articulated position on BYOD, even if it chooses not to allow for it. To read the article, please click… Continue reading Bring Your Own Device: ‘the most radical shift in enterprise client computing since the introduction of the PC’