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:

Users, hackers are neck and neck in data breach damage

If you’re like the vast majority of companies that worry about a hacker stealing sensitive data, here’s a wake-up call: Hackers are only slightly more likely to steal identities than your own people are to accidentally put them out in the public for the whole world to see.

The industry at biggest risk of cyberattacks

Any company can (and probably will) be targeted by cyberattackers at some point. But which industry is most at risk of attack? A new study has the answer. 

3 reasons users break BYOD policies (and what you can do to stop it)

Hopefully, your organization is among the many that have implemented BYOD policies explaining what users can and can’t do with corporate info on mobile devices. And more than likely, you’ve had your fair share of of users who have broken the policy. 

Lessons from a data breach: Make sure you have your numbers right

The worst part of a data breach for many organizations isn’t just the information lost or stolen: It’s the loss of trust that happens when the public finds out. 

A lesson in database management, courtesy of Uber

It’s a common refrain among startups that they “want to be Uber, but for [fill in the blank.]” But the latest setback for the ride-sharing service probably doesn’t mean anyone’s lining up to be the Uber of security. 

What companies are getting wrong with cyberinsurance

Companies are waking up to the reality of breaches. They’re expensive. They’re painful. They’re probably going to happen to you sooner or later. 

The only 2 security metrics that matter to execs

Knowing how to talk security with the C-level or board of directors can be difficult. But according to one IT pro, the entire conversation can revolve around two simple metrics – and result in buy-in for your department. 

When does a social media policy go too far? 3 keys

One organization decided it needed to crack down on its employees making negative and inflammatory statements online. It learned the hard way that those actions could have unintended consequences. 

Sony’s reminder to users: Email never dies

Every once in a while a story comes along that gets different reactions from different groups. For IT, the reaction to Sony’s leaked emails was, “Well, yeah, of course that shouldn’t have been put in writing.” For users, it was, “Wait … you mean those weren’t completely private?” 

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.