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Does Your Board Know Its ABCs?

by French Caldwell  |  October 27, 2010  |  Comments Off

Anti-fraud, -Bribery, -Corruption.  New ABC laws and accelerating enforcement of old ones were the messages from attorney Mark Mendelsohn at the Washington, DC, meeting of the Directors Roundtable Wednesday morning.  Mark is with law firm Paul Weiss and is a former Department of Justice prosecutor who until six months ago headed up the team responsible [...]

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New BITS Guidance on Evaluating Risks in the Cloud

by French Caldwell  |  October 20, 2010  |  1 Comment

One of the biggest barriers to growth in the cloud services  marketplace is uncertainty about the risks.  In their latest white paper, Evaluating Cloud Computing Risk for the Enterprise, BITS, which manages the Shared Assessments Program — a vendor risk management standard,  has provided a framework for assessing cloud risks and determining the appropriate controls.  [...]

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Enterprise GRC Platforms Market Getting More Demanding

by French Caldwell  |  October 13, 2010  |  Comments Off

The 2010 Enterprise GRC Platforms Magic Quadrant is quite surprising in the number of vendor moves from one quadrant to another.  The main reason for this shift is the increasing number and complexity of functions demanded by buyers.  GRC has always been a tough slog for vendors — the goal is to have a platform [...]

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