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When eGestalt of Santa Clara, CA, announced in November they were launching a cloud-based security and compliance solution, it set the stage to change the way enterprise businesses could cope with complex compliance and security issues. The solution, powered by Rapid7 scanning technol...
Companies are engaging customers and prospects on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and through blogs and posts on internal or external websites. But are they in compliance with legal requirements related to social media, not to mention privacy? Answering questions on every general counsel...
PCI (Payment Card Industry) enforces Data Security Standards that looks to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. This can be a burdensome task unless retailer can leverage the cloud. This article takes a look at...
Cost reduction is often perceived as the most compelling adoption driver for new technologies. However, in many cases, looking beyond bottom line benefits often uncovers additional intrinsic value. Such is the case for cloud storage. While frequently touted benefits of cloud storage...
Elazon™, the world’s only Electronic Message Response and Remediation System, mitigates all forms of unwanted electronic messages and behavioral advertising and facilitates good computing for both consumers and businesses. Elazon™ reduces the profitability of sending unwanted electroni...
MySQL is probably the most popular open source database. While there is a wealth of discussion online for MySQL database encryption,doing it right in a cloud computing environment is tricky. The discussion here is quite long, and contains a lot of interesting details. So if you want a ...
Today, with enterprises migrating to the cloud, the security challenge around protecting data is greater than ever before. Keeping data private and secure has always been a business imperative. But for many companies and organizations, it has also become a compliance requirement and a ...
Porticor, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today announced that Network Products Guide, an industry leading [...]
Porticor, the leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, today formally launched to make available the industry’s first solution combining data encryption wi...
In today’s world where 5000 + hacking incidents happen every day and over 1 trillion USD being lost every year, imagine having a friendly hacker notifying you of your weaknesses before hackers can use them against you. iViZ's disruptive “Cloud-based Penetration Testing” solution makes ...
Porticor, a cloud data security company delivering a cloud-based data encryption solution that infuses trust into the cloud by ensuring customer keys are never exposed, on Wednesday formally launched to make available a solution combining data encryption with patented key management to...
You’ve spent months fixing the red items on an internal audit report and just passed a regulatory exam. You’ve performed a network vulnerability assessment and network pen test within the last year and have fixes in place. You’ve tightened up your information security policy and recent...
Large-scale financial services firms have some of the toughest restrictions in the world around data security and privacy. How do these restrictions impact or off-set some of the cost savings realized by the cloud? In his session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Scott Scheflin, M...
As the economic horizon continues to shift and belts tighten, small and medium-sized companies – that typically have between 10 to 500 employees and represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – may wind up being so focused on ...
Feeling nervous about the cloud? Many CIOs understandably hesitate to send services requiring regulatory compliance to the public cloud. Though not outsourcing such services may seem like a good idea, this approach limits your flexibility in offering the best combination of services to...
PCI and HIPAA compliance have a significant and broad ranging impact on millions of U.S. companies. As businesses increasingly migrate their data to the public cloud, the issue of how to maintain compliance has become more important than ever. In their session at the 8th Internationa...
Cloud computing represents today’s big innovation trend in the information technology (IT) space. Because it allows enterprises to deploy quickly, move swiftly, and share resources, cloud computing is rapidly replacing conventional in-house facilities at enterprises of all sizes. Unf...
Clouds are no longer just for Web applications – they are used for transaction processing, data storage and line-of-business applications both in the enterprise and by SaaS vendors. What are the the potential security risks of data within the cloud and how can one mitigate these risks....
Assessment of our Corporate Sustainability is often driven by a need to comply in order to achieve the tick in a box for tender activity but is this how it should be perceived? Surely implemented in the right spirit and with across the board buy-in, this buzz word strategy is a strong...
SAP on wednesday announced the availability of its newest release of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software, providing a single, unified environment for the most comprehensive support for management, monitoring and analysis of enterprise risk and compliance activities. Nearly t...
Galileo Processing, Inc., a provider of next-generation financial payment processing solutions, on Thursday announced a new suite of solutions that enable payment card issuing banks and payment card program managers to leverage the power of cloud computing while ensuring they meet requ...
EMC Corporation on Tuesday presented its enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (eGRC) strategy designed to help organizations become more agile, gain greater visibility into their data, and drive a trusted operational framework across the enterprise. Supported by a new set of EMC ...
Users are the weakest link when it comes to information security. Without intending to, they cost more money in security breaches than outside hackers. This is why all regulations require the demonstration of strong access security. But focusing purely on regulatory compliance proofs a...
Layered Technologies, Inc. (Layered Tech), a provider of on-demand and cloud computing IT infrastructure, on Thursday announced the acquisition of GSI Hosting (GSI) as part of Layered Tech's accelerating growth within the enterprise managed services sector. GSI's compliance-oriented p...
Microsoft Corp. today announced at Sibos 2010, the industry's premier global financial services forum, that BizTalk Accelerator for SWIFT has been awarded the SWIFTReady Financial EAI label for 2010 - achieving seven continuous years of SWIFT certification. BizTalk Accelerator for S...
Linoma Software, developers of the GoAnywhere suite of secure managed file transfer solutions, is now offering a new reverse proxy server product GoAnywhere Gateway. In addition, Linoma is announcing a major release of its GoAnywhere Services file transfer server. The combination of G...
More and more enterprises consider Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) part of their overall IT strategy, leading to questions around compliance and security. In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Davi Ottenheimer will answer these questions including where does data res...
Sentrigo, Inc. on Tuesday announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) as a corporate sponsor to help develop best practices for protecting sensitive data and achieving compliance in cloud computing deployments. Sentrigo will work with the Cloud Security Alliance to...
IBM is buying OpenPages, a close friend of Sarbanes and Oxley, on undisclosed terms. An IBM study found risk management and compliance has risen in priority by 93% since 2005 maybe because two out of three companies had encountered material risk events within the past three years. ...
Logicworks, a provider of enterprise hosting and cloud solutions for high-availability applications and content, announced on Tuesday that it has received Level 1 Payment Card Industry (PCI) accreditation – the industry’s highest level of certification – and is now offering an integrat...
The business benefits of using business applications delivered via software-as-a-service (SaaS) are compelling, and it’s clear that this segment of the software market is growing steadily. Compared with traditional information technology systems, SaaS offers organizations lower costs (...
IBM is buying California-based BigFix Inc, whose software is used to automate otherwise time-intensive security and compliance updates on thousands of computers at a time. Seems it can tell if servers, PCs and laptops don’t comply with corporate policies and can update 500,000 in minut...
RainStor, the British infrastructure software company born Clearpace before it moved to the US late last year, has gotten itself a $7.5 million B round from Informatica and Storm Ventures to go along with its new headquarters. It’s also got what it thinks is a game-changing update of...
Dear Cloud: Hello! Can you hear me? I know you can. Yes, yes…no one likes an auditor and I am even worse. I am that CPA who spent the last decade working in information security, both as a security consultant and as someone who managed the product lines of a global managed services ...
Lanamark Inc., a global software provider of desktop and data center optimization solutions across physical and virtual infrastructure, today announced availability of Lanamark Suite 2010. The new release extends desktop and data center analytics with Compatibility Pack for Microsoft W...
SAS 70 Solutions, Inc., a global provider of assurance and compliance services, announces a program that allows cloud computing and technology service providers to meet SAS 70 audit and PCI compliance objectives using a single assessor firm. "As providers continue to expand their clou...
Considered by many as the Swiss Army Knife of tools for the IBM i – Surveyor/400 now includes even more features to improve productivity and security on the IBM i. Using Surveyor/400, both IT Professionals and end-users can quickly access and work with IBM i database files, libraries,...
SAP Business One and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is an important topic. Companies running SAP Business One that will go public or need to meet the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley will benefit from this post. Below you will find information about how SAP Business One can be utilized in becomi...
Intelliden on Wednesday announced the launch of Intelliden iAudit, a free, cloud-based application for validating the compliance of network devices against configuration policies. Intelliden iAudit provides an easy and quick way to validate a device’s configuration against vendor guide...
Advancing acceptance and implementation of continuous PCI DSS compliance in the retail industry, Lightwave Security today introduced SecureAware, an automated IT GRC system that helps organizations manage business risks and comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards ...