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:

Sharing, not caring: Users pass around credentials

One of the most basic security mistakes out there is sharing account credentials and passwords. A new study finds many users are guilty of it – and plenty don’t even realize it’s a security risk.

5 things you must know to survive a security audit

Change is the one constant in IT. But all these changes tend to add up, making security audits more difficult. Here are some steps IT can take to remain safe and compliant, courtesy of Michael Fimin, CEO of Netwrix. 

Heads up: Data breaches could be getting more costly

What’s the cost of a few stolen laptops? Try $3 million, thanks to a controversial data breach settlement.

If former users stole data, why did the court give them a pass?

A recent lawsuit shows that when it comes to protecting your systems, IT might not receive much help through legal avenues. In this case, former employees stole data, but the lawsuit against them had to be thrown out because it relies on a very old law.

Caught watching porn at work: So why did he get his job back?

This case had “you’re fired” written all over it. A teacher was caught watching and emailing porn at work. But a judge ruled he could get his job back. Why? 

Court: Company can’t read personal email on employee’s smartphone

As more employees use mobile devices for work, IT departments are trying to develop policies to protect sensitive company information from new mobile security threats. But rules might also be needed to protect employee privacy as well. 

35% of firms’ BYOD policies may not comply with the law

As we’ve written before, when employees use personal devices at work, it can create a number of tricky legal concerns for businesses. Here’s one compliance issue a recent survey says many firms are struggling with: 

6 software license pitfalls costing companies big bucks now

Software license compliance has always been a challenge for companies. But with new technology like virtualization and cloud computing adding to the complexity, organizations are struggling even more. 

White House unveils plan for new cyber security program

As Congress has struggled to pass a national cyber security law, the Obama administration has begun its own quest to protect data held by the government and private businesses. 

When can companies legally spy on employees?

IT has access to a lot of information about the company and its employees. That means IT can be a valuable asset when a manager wants to investigate a member of his or her staff. But too much snooping can lead to a violation of employees’ privacy.