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3 ways IT leaders can strengthen compliance and control

keithmacbeath.jpgBy Keith Macbeath

 

(Keith Macbeath is a senior principal consultant with HP Software Professional Services)

 

These days as I talk to customers and industry experts, I’m seeing a lot to suggest that compliance is becoming a bigger issue for IT.

 

Just a few months ago, the SEC announced that it was going to ask companies to report on cybersecurity and information risk in their filings. While there’s some discussion of how this will be received, I think it’s clear that we’re seeing the temperature rise on compliance.

 

Compliance puts the focus on IT as an audit issue. We saw this with Sarbanes-Oxley, and it just keeps growing. Since many controls are dependent on IT systems, if the control in IT is weak, the whole system is compromised. Here's what you need to know to get a handle on compliance issues.

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