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:

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.

Hackers are coming for your privileged accounts: What you can do to stop them

Not all accounts are created equal. Those that have special privileges and access are a prime target for hackers, and companies know it. But what can they do to protect these super users?

Users turn over their first-born children: Why you should always read terms carefully

Very few people will actually examine terms of service (TOS) agreements carefully, and a recent experiment proved that to ridiculous levels.

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.