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  • January 17, 2008 17 Jan'08

    Customer vs. Bank of America: Who's to blame?

    Who will win a landmark case on customer data protection?

  • January 17, 2008 17 Jan'08

    Virus onslaught sickens smartphones

    Mobile viruses are still somewhat of an unknown, but their numbers have already reached the hundreds. Despite their rapid growth, experts say the severity of a mobile virus depends on how vicious it is and how fast it can spread.

  • January 17, 2008 17 Jan'08

    Expert: Lengthy logs not always a good thing

    Regulatory compliance experts often stress the importance of detailed log keeping. But one legal expert warns too much detail can be used to stifle free speech.

  • January 17, 2008 17 Jan'08

    Governor rejects data security law

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected a bill that would have placed more liability on businesses in that state to protect credit card data.

  • January 16, 2008 16 Jan'08

    How Chevron met the PCI DSS deadline

    Layered defenses made PCI DSS compliance easy, but one expert sees a need for improved wireless standards.

  • January 16, 2008 16 Jan'08

    HIPAA rules force health insurers to secure sensitive data

    Health insurance companies say HIPAA simply reflects rules they've had to live by all along. That doesn't mean every operation is ironclad.

  • January 16, 2008 16 Jan'08

    Credit union takes top-down approach to compliance

    Regulatory compliance can torture an IT staff, but it doesn't have to. One credit union met compliance regulations by consistently relying on its framework, policies and procedures.

  • January 16, 2008 16 Jan'08

    SEC suspends trading of 35 companies over spam

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) suspended the trading of 35 companies connected to spam email campaigns as part of what it calls "Operation Spamalot."

  • January 16, 2008 16 Jan'08

    SEC document offers clues on TJX security failings

    If company execs need a lesson on what not to do before and after a data breach, experts say there's plenty to learn from a regulatory document TJX filed with the SEC Wednesday.

  • January 16, 2008 16 Jan'08

    Sarbanes-Oxley testing cuts could mean cost cuts

    Technology that could help public companies reduce their compliance activities is being embedded in SOX-compliant software. But to work, experts say external auditors must be on board.

  • January 16, 2008 16 Jan'08

    Updated records retention laws met with skepticism

    Amendments to rules governing electronic discovery are met with criticism by lawyers and compliance officers at a records retention event in NYC.

  • January 16, 2008 16 Jan'08

    Visa hopes encouragement improves lagging PCI DSS adoption

    With deadlines looming, Visa is launching an education campaign to address the more than 60% of merchants that fail to meet the PCI Data Security Standards.

  • January 16, 2008 16 Jan'08

    Microsoft warns of Excel zero-day flaw

    Attackers are actively exploiting a zero-day flaw in Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program, and users are being warned not to open files sent from unknown and untrusted sources.

  • January 16, 2008 16 Jan'08

    CPO: An enterprise point-person for privacy

    Many companies are formally creating privacy officers to ensure the confidentiality of data transferred between companies, business partners and customers.

  • January 16, 2008 16 Jan'08

    SEC: 404 budgets filled with waste

    The SEC slaps the hand of public accounting firms -- and tells C-level execs to get a better grip on SOX 404 requirements.

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