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Feb 29

Data Security

Data security should be a priority in your organization.

For hackers, large-scale data breaches such as Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, and Staples are gold mines. For businesses, keeping valuable customer data out of the hands of cyber-thieves is a constant battle. Companies need to safeguard against every possible vulnerability across their entire infrastructure.

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Feb 1

Information - Governance, Risk and Compliance – GRC - Part 3

Information - Governance, Risk and Compliance – GRC - Part 3
In part 1 and 2 of my post about governance, risk, and compliance, I have described why information governance is important, where to begin with the information governance, and I started to describe what needs to be considered in information governance polices. In this my post I will describe information governance policies as they relate to for crisis management and e-discovery, and list general information governance control.
 
Information Governance for Crisis Management
 
Crisis management is set of procedures for unplanned situation that would prevent you from doing critical functions on your job.

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Jan 30

Information - Governance, Risk and Compliance – GRC - Part 2

Information - Governance, Risk and Compliance – GRC - Part 2
In my last post about governance, risk, and compliance, I have described why information governance is important and where to begin with the information governance. Today, I will describe what needs to be considered in information governance polices and will give some recommendations.
 
What needs to be considered in information governance polices?
 
Government mandates - If you are in a regulated industry, you need to consider first and foremost government mandates such as GMP/GxP, ISO 9001. You need to make sure that your documents management and IT are compliant with these requirements.
 
Proliferation of content - there has been explosive growth in the creation and collection of content by organization and individuals. Content is stored in CMS, data warehouses, physical warehouses, desktop computers, file shares, back-up archives, mobile devices, cloud services, employees personal computers and other devices such as tablets, smart phones, etc. To complicate matters this information is also geographically disbursed.

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Jan 28

Information - Governance, Risk and Compliance – GRC - Part 1

Information - Governance, Risk and Compliance – GRC - Part 1
Governance is about securing the information and also about using information for greater value. People don’t talk much about value of information but information is strategic asset of a company.
 
What makes a company great among other things is the ability to take information and use it as an asset. Information is what drives an organization, whether it is through development of new drugs, new products, looking into new geographic regions to expand to, etc.
 
Governance is like an insurance policy that you feel like you are paying for nothing, until you need it. You don’t know when and if an “accident” will happen and you don’t know how big it will be, but when it does happen, you are very happy that you have that insurance policy. Until then you resent having to pay for it. Governance which is controls is your insurance policy.

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