Data Security in the Cloud – Data Governance Policies and Regulatory Compliance

by Sudhindra Kumar In my previous blog, we took at peek at the key challenges that confront anyone who’s moving their data to the cloud. Let us see how to mitigate some of those challenges. Protecting data in the enterprise comes before protecting it in the cloud. If you don’t have the right data governance … More Data Security in the Cloud – Data Governance Policies and Regulatory Compliance

NIST Report Reflects Increasing Need for ABAC…but Over-Engineers Its Deployment

by Andy Han The National Institute of Technology and Standards (NIST) held a conference a few months back on Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC).  The primary objective of the conference was to promote a special publication on ABAC and the event brought together leaders from various government programs, technology vendors, industry analysts and subject matter … More NIST Report Reflects Increasing Need for ABAC…but Over-Engineers Its Deployment

Export Control Reform – Are you Ready?

By E.K. Koh. Parts of the US Export Control Reform went into effect on October 15th, 2013.  Are you ready? The current system has two different control lists administered by two different departments, Commerce and State, and there are three primary export licensing agencies, Commerce, State, and the Treasury.  A multitude of agencies – Commerce, … More Export Control Reform – Are you Ready?

Problems with Permissions

By Mandy Pang. Collaborative technologies such as e-mail, instant messaging, Microsoft SharePoint, extranet portals, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications make it easier to share information and communicate innovations. In a typical Microsoft environment, Office documents may be created on the desktop, then loaded to a File Server for internal sharing. Or they may be uploaded to … More Problems with Permissions