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  • Many global organizations flub electronic-records requests

    More companies are tackling how to best set up their electronic records to be able to respond to any legal requests related to "electronic discovery" to quickly find internal documents for court purposes, but this "e-discovery" process is still a struggle, a survey published today indicates.

  • Feds want uber cybersecurity compliance standard

    Tired of regulators from three or four federal agencies auditing your network security compliance every year? A congressional task force recommends a super-standard that would cut the number of annual audits back to just one.

  • Keeping up with PCI hasn't improved much: Verizon

    Businesses aren't getting much better at meeting payment card industry (<a href="">PCI</a>) standards year-to-year, perhaps because they get cocky about passing one year and figure they will breeze through the next, according to a study by Verizon PCI and Risk Intelligence teams.

  • Data-breach insurance caters to small businesses

    With the proliferation of data breaches, The Harford insurance company is selling a new data loss insurance aimed at small businesses that might be put at financial risk if they lose valuable and sensitive data.

  • Defcon: The security penetration testing quagmire

    LAS VEGAS -- The relationship between CISOs and <a href="">security</a> penetration testers is anything but clear-cut and raises ethical issues for both parties, a Defcon crowd heard from a former CISO.

  • Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security

    While still not great, the operating systems behind Apple desktops, laptops and phones are getting more secure, <a href="">researchers at Black Hat</a>  say.While not recommended for corporate use unless it’s in islands within larger networks, the OSX operating system has made strides, says Alex Stamos, who lead a team of researchers from iSec Partners that researched the OSX and Windows 7 operating systems.

  • Financial services firms increasing IT spending: survey

    IT execs in the financial services industry say they plan to increase tech spending and use more <a href="">managed services</a> as they struggle to process data faster, less expensively and more reliably.

  • iPads storm the enterprise

    As global accounts director at Altus, Inc., Michelle Klatt's job is to visit Fortune 500 companies and demonstrate her firm's video management software. When the <a href="">iPad</a> came out a year ago, she was all over it.

  • Cost of regulatory security compliance? On average, $3.5M

    The cost of achieving regulatory <a href="">security</a> compliance is on average $3.5 million each year, according to a survey of 160 individuals leading the IT, privacy and audit efforts at 46 multinational organizations.

  • Cisco acquires Pari: What goes around, comes around

    Cisco this week announced its intent to acquire privately-held Pari Networks, a provider of network configuration, change and compliance management appliances that was <a href="">founded by former Cisco engineers</a>.