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.
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:
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?”
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.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was not impressed with phone carriers’ data security practices. So the agency took the unprecedented step of issuing a fine for the breach: $10 million in total.
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.
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.
What’s the cost of a few stolen laptops? Try $3 million, thanks to a controversial data breach settlement.
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.
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?
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.