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Report back from the ITWeb Governance, Risk & Compliance Conference 2012

Passwords fail to protect corporate secrets

By Alex Kayle, Senior portals journalist
Johannesburg, 22 Feb 2012

Cards, PINs and passwords have largely failed corporate IT governance, says Eardley and Associates' Mark Eardley.
The exploitation of cards, PINs and passwords (CPPs) are the flaw of IT governance and is why IT governance has largely failed globally.

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Data explosion puts intellectual property at risk

By Alex Kayle, Senior portals journalist
Johannesburg, 22 Feb 2012

Grant Hodgkinson, Mimecast business development director.
Unstructured data is primarily the source of intellectual property (IP) within organisations today, yet the explosion of this information has negatively impacted governance.

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Absolute governance not achievable

By Nadine Arendse
Johannesburg, 22 Feb 2012

Organisations need to understand what legislation is relevant to them and the industry within which they operate, then get expert advice to ensure compliance.

This was the common message at the ITWeb Governance, Risk and Compliance summit, which was held yesterday at The Forum, in Bryanston.

Absolute governance, risk and control (GRC) is not possible, according to John Giles from Michalsons Attorneys, who highlighted that organisations should first assess what the risks are and then get advice to mitigate those risks. He added that organisations must look at the King codes for good business governance, and get a legal framework to further assist in ensuring compliance.

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GRC 2012 In the news
Overcoming compliance hurdles in Africa
By Nadine Arendse
[16 Jan 2012] - Greater vigilance is needed when expanding into Africa, as risks are different and higher than in SA, says Deloitte & Touche's Anushuya Gounden.
Access governance simplifies compliance
By Nadine Arendse
[13 Jan 2012] - An access governance assured solution is vital to achieving legislative compliance and good governance, says Ubusha Technologies' Andrew Whittaker.
Transparency gives business credibility
By Nadine Arendse
[10 Jan 2012] - Organisations need to become more transparent by collaborating internally, says RSA's Chris Brigland.
No easy route for compliance
By Nadine Arendse
[1 Dec 2011] - New record-keeping legislation has implications that reach beyond the legal department.
Record keeping needs multidimensional approach
By Nadine Arendse
[28 Nov 2011] - The explosion of electronic information, and the technology that controls and distributes it, presents practical and legal challenges to existing records systems and practices.
Legislation enforces responsible
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ecord-keeping
By Nadine Arendse
[15 Nov] - The Protection of Personal Information Bill (POPI) will force companies to destroy data responsibly.
Electronic comms laws apply to all industries
By Nadine Arendse
[9 Nov 2011] - The laws governing electronic communications are not industry-specific, and organisations can manage compliance and mitigate risk by understanding these laws.
Vehicle finance contracts go online
By Nadine Arendse
[8 Nov 2011] - The online vehicle finance contract is as secure as Internet banking, says WesBank's Chris de Kock.
Contracting in the cloud
By Nadine Arendse
[31 Oct] - Contracting in the cloud is not really different to any other technology agreement and organisations need to do an audit of their potential provider.
Record keeping shake-up needed
By Nadine Arendse
[19 Oct] Organisations need to analyse legislation that is applicable to them, and review relevant retention periods and formats relating to data, says Deloitte & Touche's Daniella Kafouris.
How safe is your data?
By Nadine Arendse
[12 Oct] - The IT industry can learn a lot from the physical world of security in terms of identity control, says SuperVision Biometric Systems' Mark Eardley.

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