Compliance/GRC Article Archive:

IBM, Lenovo Clear Final U.S. Hurdle in Server Unit Sale

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States notified the two companies late Friday that it had given the deal the green light after finding no significant national security implications in the divestiture.

U.K. Local Governments Issued XP Security Warning

Experts: Councils that continue to run Windows XP after Microsoft Corp. ends support for the OS are leaving themselves open to an array of security risks.

CompTIA Brownouts Green IT Certification

CompTIA is discontinuing its Green IT certification program, which provided training to IT professionals on building and maintaining energy efficient infrastructures. Is it ‘mission accomplished’ or a fad that ran its course?

Obama’s FCC Nominee Likely Good for Channel

Tom Wheeler may be better known to wonky Beltway insiders than to those in technology, but his appointment Wednesday by Pres. Obama to head the FCC should be good news for the channel.

McAfee Embarks on IAM Foray

McAfee is making forays into the IAM space — or rather, the burgeoning cloud IAM space — with new single sign-on and one-time password authentication tools that take aim at legacy players.

Ponemon: Passwords Deter Web Access

A Ponemon Institute study finds the vast majority of users tiring of usernames and passwords as authentication solutions. Passwords are often forgettable and easily hacked, which leaves a wide-open playing field for the channel to introduce replacement solutions.

Cloud Trends Put Accelerator on GRC

Few can deny the area of governance, risk and compliance has experienced a revival over the last year, indicated by a dearth of new start-ups and legacy players touting innovative offerings. One of the biggest catalysts driving GRCs growth is the cloud.

Aging POS Systems Points to Compliance Lag

A McAfee study indicates the retail sector needs to address aging and outdated POS systems or face compliance penalties and security risks created by advanced threats. It might behoove the channel to revisit retail customers in order to rebuild security strategy from the ground up.