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Regulatory Reform and a Sunday Drive

by William Hord

March 14, 2016 12:03 pm

It’s over, regulatory reform is finished and we can get on with the business of running our business, right? Not so fast Speed Racer. Wait a minute you ask? Aren’t we just about complete with implementing Dodd-Frank? Although that is true, unfortunately the stable landscape we thought would come from it is still just as rife with change as it has ever been. It appears Congress is very unlikely to repeal Dodd-Frank and the banking industry will begin to feel pressure from additional reforms related to money laundering, terrorism financing and cyber threats. Combine this with a new vigor to hold executives accountable for their governance failures both personally and sometimes criminally, and the road looks even more concerning. (more…)

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Flaw Found in Key Method for Protecting Data on the Internet

by Dan Banning

April 08, 2014 04:04 pm

If you are an IT professional, your job may have just gotten a lot busier. A flaw was discovered in one of the Internet’s key encryption methods, potentially forcing a wide swath of websites to swap out the virtual keys that generate private connections between the sites and their customers. The flaw is called the The Heartbleed Bug. The vulnerability involves a serious bug in OpenSSL, the technology that powers encryption for two-thirds of web servers. More information can be obtained here: http://heartbleed.com/

Quantivate users are not at risk, and your data is secure, as our servers do not run the version of OpenSSL that contains the vulnerability.

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Adobe Hacked: Reduce your own company’s IT risks

by Andy Vanderhoff

October 04, 2013 09:10 am

Today’s news about the hacking of data at Adobe is just another example in a long list of the risks you take when storing sensitive data. Adobe is now in damage control mode after learning that over 3 million customer records have been compromised. (more…)

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FIS Breach Shows Vendor Management Still a Problem

by Andy Vanderhoff

September 26, 2013 12:09 pm

Randy Lindberg of Rivial Security (Quantivate’s IT GRC partner) recently pointed out how the breach at FIS shows that vendor management is still important. Read more here.

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