The Importance Of Security In The Cloud: Security And Audit


Part of the b:INFORM 2015/2016 Cloud Survey Trend Series 1. Importance of Security Consistent with last year, our survey identified security and privacy at the forefront of buyers’ and providers’ minds in relation to cloud services.  Security (88%) and Privacy (73.3%) topped the list of buyers’ primary hesitations in deciding whether to buy cloud services.  More … Read more

OCR Begins Phase 2 Of Its HIPAA Audit Program

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Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services – Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced the launch of Phase 2 of its audit program for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). After years in development, the program represents a new tool for OCR to use in evaluating businesses’ compliance with HIPAA’s Privacy, Security, … Read more

UK Seeks EU Court’s Clarification On Data Retention

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In the European Union, the Data Retention Directive used to be the instrument laying down the rules for the retention of,  and access to communications data for purposes of investigation, detection and prosecution of serious crime.  It required telecommunication service providers to retain traffic, location and subscriber data for up to two years and make … Read more

Ready Or Not, Here It Comes – A GDPR Game Plan

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While the GDPR may appear extremely prescriptive in comparison to the current Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), the objective does not deviate far from the current Directive – assuring individuals’ fundamental right of personal data protection.  Multinational companies should focus on devising a systematic approach that fosters a culture of accountability, privacy by design and by default … Read more

Fast Moving Fronts: 3 Things You Need To Know About How Better, Faster, Cheaper Is Impacting Your Enterprise’s Use Of The Cloud

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Part of the b:INFORM 2015/2016 Cloud Survey Trend Series 1. Cloud Deals are taking Less Time to Complete According to our survey,  92% of cloud services negotiations close in less than 6 months, with a majority closing in less than 2 months.  These results represent an increase in speed to closure compared to our results last year. … Read more

Information Governance Blockchain For Supply Chain Management: The Future Of Logistics?

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Over the past few decades, supply chain management has benefited immensely from technological advances that have made it easier and faster to transport cargo from one place to another. However despite these advances, supply chains continue to face challenges when it comes to tracking cargo, ensuring the integrity of cargo and holding members of the … Read more