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What you should know about Secure Controls Framework (SCF)

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Insight On Evolving Practices: Secure Controls Framework (SCF) Hackers share information on attack methods with other hackers, so why shouldn’t the good guys share information on how to best protect an organization? That concept led a coalition of cybersecurity and privacy experts to take action and make a difference. The result is the Secure Controls Framework (SCF). The SCF is focused on helping companies become and stay compliant with a vast array of cybersecurity and privacy requirements. The glue that ties Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) together is a uniform set of controls. The goal of the SCF is to provide a free solution to businesses that addresses cybersecurity and privacy control guidance to cover the strategic, operational and tactical…

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Why Buying SaaS GRC Software Is a Smart Investment

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SaaS GRC Software is a Safe Decision

Why Buying SaaS GRC Software Is a Smart Investment   Cloud versus on premise GRC software: a CIO’s dilemma? Well, maybe, and maybe not. Cloud based software solutions or cloud based computing is provides the CIO, CISO, CEO, CFO, and director an agile business process. IDG in its 2014 study shows that 69% of enterprises had applications and infrastructure running in the cloud. Looking at such statistics, you are forgiven for thinking that everyone is moving to the cloud: after all, if something is in the cloud it is better, right? The truth is there are those who are sticking to on premise software. In as much as this on premise vs. cloud debate is raging, I would like to…

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How Today’s Credit Card Controls Evolved from a Lost Wallet

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Credit cards have come a long way since the night in 1949 when Frank McNamara, out for dinner with his clients, realized he had forgotten his wallet and wished for some sort of account to which he could charge the dinner. Frank soon started the Diners’ Club card. By the close of the 1950s, tens of thousands of Americans held credit cards, issued by banks still recognized today, like Bank of America and American Express. Even though these first credit cards were made from cardboard, people, even then, realized the value of implementing credit card controls into their use. And, before the first decade of credit card use came to a close, plastic credit cards started to emerge. As advances have…

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