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MSP: Is Your New Digital Service Compliant?

Offering managed services seems like an easy proposition. You offer IT services for companies that don't have the infrastructure to support their own, bundle in services like cloud storage or remote desktop access, then sit back and watch the money roll in.  
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30 Oct 2017

Surprise! A New Cyber Security Compliance Just Took Effect

It's fair to say that what happens in New York affects the entire world. Thousands of companies make their home there, and some of them — Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, American Express, Citigroup, and others — can affect the economies of entire regions with the flick of a pen. Therefore, it's safe to say that a new cyber security regime , affecting companies under the governance of New York's Department of Financial Services (DFS), would have potentially global ramifications. 
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22 Oct 2017

What will Software Defined Perimeter Mean for Compliance?

Your network isn't really your network anymore. More specifically, the things you thought of as your network — the boxes with blinking lights, the antennae, the switches, the miles of Cat 5 cable — no longer represent the physical reality of your network in the way that they once did.

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03 Oct 2017

How Secure Data Exchange Will Let Companies Comply with the GDPR

Over the past couple of weeks,  we've talked a great deal about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will take hold in the European Union next May. We've spoken about:

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16 Aug 2017

Will the GDPR Stifle Digital Innovation?

In general, more regulation is a good thing. Regulation is what's given us life-improving innovations like the 8-hour workday, and the weekend. It's given us child labor laws, fair wages, cleaner air and water, and healthier food. There's no denying that regulation is, in general, a good thing—but will the GDPR specifically improve our lives, or could it stifle digital innovation?

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02 Aug 2017

How Will You Protect Data on Hybrid Cloud Storage?

You are probably using a hybrid cloud. Even for the smallest companies, the litmus test is pretty simple: do you keep some data on a shared drive that's exclusive to your company, and other data on an online cloud storage platform like Dropbox? If so, then congratulations, you're a hybrid cloud user.

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26 Jul 2017

3 Ways the General Data Protection Regulation Might Have Been a Whole Lot Worse

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming, and every commentator says that it represents a huge upheaval in the world of information privacy. They say that, but there have been other occasions where the European Union's Information Commissioner Office has put out some regulations that made barely a ripple. Worse, some proposals have been outright ludicrous, and had they been enacted the foundations of the Internet may have crumpled.

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05 Jul 2017

The GDPR Compliance Deadline is Nearly Upon Us—What Does this Mean for Email?

If you aren’t already in the know, GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation . The EU has had a mixed bag in terms of its efforts to regulate Internet privacy—for example, there’s the time they tried to ban people under 16 years old from using social media—but fortunately, the GDPR doesn’t go quite as far as that. Here are its main tenants:
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19 Jun 2017

You've Been Audited —Is your PCI DSS, SOX & HIPAA Compliance in Order?

title="" width="180" height="110"> You're an IT guy, and the auditor is coming tomorrow. Although PCI DSS is different from SOX which in turn is different from HIPAA, each of these compliance regimes has a common origin , and covers a similar set of concerns. Here are a few things that you may want to look out for.
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06 Jun 2017

Ensuring Your Security Solutions are NIST 800-53 Compliant

In our ongoing series on compliance and security, we've covered the history of information security compliance, compliance regimes in general, and how to prepare for a SOX audit. Now, let's move on to the catchily-named NIST 800-53. This security standard covers all federal organizations, except for those under the purview of the defense agencies, and all non-governmental agencies who wish to work with the U.S. government.

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18 Aug 2016

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