IT Compliance News

IT compliance and IT compliance policies are crucial for keeping your organization on the right side of the law and out of the courtroom. Ever changing rules and regulations ensure that staying in compliance is no easy task. Read the latest in IT compliance news below:

How to keep the lights on when hackers target vulnerable infrastructure

It’s bad enough when hackers swipe personal data such as credit card information and social security numbers. There’s one area where hackers could really hurt all of us, if they hit it hard enough.

Trump signs executive order aimed at improving national cybersecurity

Last Thursday, the president signed an executive order that directs executive branch agencies to modernize their IT infrastructure and cybersecurity systems.

Cost of cyberattacks reach $350 million

Yahoo’s breaches continue to be big news long after their discovery. And they could turn out have huge financial implications. 

7 ways BYOD could get you sued

IT consumerization and personal devices brought into work create some tricky legal issues companies must take into account when they develop a BYOD policy. 

IT knows ransomware is a risk, but companies can’t stop it

Nothing’s worse than knowing a storm is coming but being unable to do anything about it. That’s how it feels to be a security pro staring down the imminent threat of ransomware right now. 

California makes ransomware a crime

The law is notoriously slow to react to cybercrime, but California has recently become the second state to put ransomware-specific legislation on the books. 

Software license violations could cost Navy millions

Yet another reason to fear shadow IT: A recent case of software license violations could cost the United States Navy hundreds of millions of dollars. 

3 things every IT security training session needs

Training users isn’t easy. Heck, even finding the time to do it is difficult. But the security awareness they bring out of a session will pay off if it leads to smarter behavior online. 

Public cloud adoption: Challenges and best practices

It was once thought the only safe cloud option for businesses was a private or hybrid cloud model. But that’s no longer the case, according to a new survey. It finds that most organizations use at least some public cloud services, but that challenges abound.

Cybercrime is now more prevalent than traditional crime

In news that’ll come as a relief to those outside of IT and disappointment to IT pros, traditional crime now lags behind cybercrime in at least one country.