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16 January, 2019 | Brian Johnson

Top 3 Audit Challenges and How to Overcome Them

No matter what role you play in the audit process, the experience can be painful. If you’re an external consultant, you have to work with clients who have limited budgets and high expectations. And if you’re an internal IT/security auditor, you might have to wade through a sea of internal...
12 September, 2018 | Matt Middleton-Leal

Compliance Rush: Five Mistakes that Can Screw Your Company

In April 2018, shortly before the GDPR came into force, IDC reported that only 29% of small businesses and 41% of midsize businesses in Europe had taken steps to prepare for the regulation. Now the GDPR has been around for some months, but many organizations are still struggling to meet their...
14 June, 2018 | Matt Middleton-Leal

GDPR Confusion: 7 Common Myths Busted

The day before the deadline for GDPR compliance, I received emails from 8 different companies asking for my consent for them to collect data about me. But I can’t even remember how I got on these vendors’ mailing lists, and I haven’t received any other communication from them lately....
5 April, 2018 | Matt Middleton-Leal

GDPR Sticks and Carrots: 5 Reasons Why It Won’t Kill You

Most media coverage of the GDPR focuses on the multimillion-dollar fines businesses can face if they fail to properly protect regulated data. Vendors and suppliers play the same fear card to boost sales of their products and services. Let’s take a look at some of the GDPR carrots that are...
1 March, 2016 | Jeff Melnick

SysAdmin Magazine March 2016: Preparing for IT Auditors

Over the last few years, there has been a rise in the number of vulnerabilities that have been publicly announced.  Following compliance regulations is much more than a duty for stakeholders, it is inevitable component of the corporate security strategy. On the other hands passing compliance...
29 February, 2016 | Vlad de Ramos

IT Security Standards: What Is Best for My Organization (Part 2)

As discussed in the first part of this article, this document aims to discuss the standards that a company should have in terms of information security and compliance to answer the question “what standards to I need to have in place in my organization?” So far, I have discussed the ISO...
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