Compliance/GRC Article Archive:

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A McAfee study indicates the retail sector needs to address aging and outdated POS systems or face compliance penalties and security risks created by advanced threats.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.

HyTrust Makes Federal Push

Policy management and access control firm HyTrust is making greater inroads in government markets by partnering with government IT solution provider Carahsoft Technology Corp., a move that will open channel doors to cultivate strategic relationships and build out services aimed an an expansive new customer base.

AvePoint Launch Indicates Cloud GRC Growth

Governance risk compliance and management firm AvePoint is cultivating its own niche around the growing GRC market wit the launch of a solution geared for Microsoft Office 365 — SharePoint Online users. Among other things, the launch represents the mammoth revival of GRC that is now causing the once stagnant market to fragment into more specialized niches.

Dataguise Ups GRC Prowess With Big Data

Dataguise is blending Big Data and compliance with the latest release of DG for Hadoop, a move that follows in the footsteps of IBM, HP and others looking to make a rejuvenated push into GRC markets by leveraging Big Data analytics capabilities.