Category Archives: Governance

IoD Day 2 – How can banks use social media?

The fundamental question is how an enormous range of social media designed for the individual can be used safely by corporations. Need Outbound pre-approval, respond to inbound need to be controlled. Need to observe social media and to investigate social … Continue reading

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IoD Day 2 – Banking Compliance Challenges

Bank America Merril Lynch is the subject Vast number of new regulatory regimes and ill formed regulations. Questions How do regulatory systems get created How does the regulatory system create compliance challenges? Regulations lead to laws leads to compliance rules … Continue reading

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IoD Day 2 – Holistic Governance

Defensible Disposal is the topic and Information Lifecycle Governance, with a focus on legal requirements. Objective is to lower the cost of Information in order to increase the value derived from it and to manage risk and be compliant with … Continue reading

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Valuable insights on Cybersecurity Challenges for 2012

This link http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/security/cybersecurity-challenges-in-2013/9038 provides an interesting view on the challenges facing all organisations in 2012. Due to SMEs’ lack of awareness of these issues, they will be most affected. See also this one on problems relating to communicating with the … Continue reading

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Facebook Graph Search, Privacy Settings and User Education

The following CSO Online story raises interesting questions about Ethics and security. http://www.csoonline.com/article/727502/facebook-s-graph-search-worries-security-experts The Facebook perspective is that Users need to be responsible for their own settings, even though managing settings is not intuitive and is difficult to find. Security … Continue reading

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CSO Updates for Cybercrime

A couple of interesting items from today’s online email Distributed Spam Distraction (DSD) technique http://www.csoonline.com/article/727439/flood-of-spam-email-it-may-be-a-screen-for-fraud Value of Forensics http://www.csoonline.com/article/727438/gozi-malware-arrests-report-highlight-russian-cybercrime

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Big Data – Growth and Employment

Big Data and Business Analytics and Business Intelligence are driving growth in need for experience See this link for how many Big Data BI experts are needed. http://onboardcareers.com/articles/big-data-talent-cliff-looms-large/ and this one for the size of IT spend on Big Data … Continue reading

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Latest PwC Global Security Survey 2012

PwC and CSOonline have just released the 2012 Infosec survey based on 12052 senior managers’ responses. Basically little change from last year. http://www.csoonline.com/article/719766/global-infosec-survey-finds-more-talk-but-not-more-action?page=1 Continues to portray a difficult situation selling security and governance. Richard

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