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 pick the best certification and study plan for you

Do you want to earn more professional certifications but aren’t sure where to start?

What we know and still don’t know about the Equifax data breach

Equifax, the company with the sole responsibility of storing and maintaining sensitive data of U.S. users for the purpose of credit and background checks, announced that it has compromised the identity information of some 143 million people.

New York’s cybersecurity rules may have broad reaching impacts

New York’s new cybersecurity rule kicked in at the end of August, but businesses and banks are still attempting to get up to compliance standards before the final reporting deadline.

Missing laptop? Your firm could be out $2.5M when replacing it

The cost of replacing a stolen laptop? $2.5 million.

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.