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New CFO Andy Jones Joins Cryptzone to Manage Rapid Growth

Headshot of Andy Jones, CFOFollowing quickly on the heels of the Cryptzone acquisition of HiSoftware, today I’m excited to announce Andy Jones has joined the company as chief financial officer.

Jones is a skilled finance leader with over 25 years of experience, more than 12 of which include working with venture capital and private equity-backed companies. Prior to joining Cryptzone he was CFO at Integrity Interactive, a private equity-financed $30MM company that provided Global Ethics and Compliance programs to Global 2000 companies, and successfully sold that business for $170MM. Previously he was CFO of CCBN, a $65MM information services business that was also successfully sold for $150MM. He has also held top finance positions at Nasuni Corp., TrueAdvantage, Inc., New River, Inc., Thomson Financial and Seagram’s. Jones holds a business degree from the University of Edinburgh and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Join HiSoftware at SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire #SPSNH

Logo of SharePoint Saturday EventsSharePoint Saturday New Hampshire#SPSNH is tomorrow and it’s in HiSoftware’s backyard. We’re excited to support our local SharePoint Saturday as a lunch sponsor and will offer you an overview of HiSofware as you eat. Our CTO and Microsoft MVP, Chris McNulty will also present a session on “Access Apps for Business Users with PowerBI on Office 365” (see details below).

Simplifying the Creation of Non-Employee Portals in SharePoint

decorative image of employees with question marksSharePoint 2013 offers companies more flexibility in creating portals for internal and external collaboration alike. Many companies are now looking to use the platform to build hubs for non-employees to access information. The problem is there are some issues and limitations with Microsoft’s recommended strategy for creating these portals that could waste resources and present security issues.

4 Types of Financial Services Data You Need to Worry About

Decorative image of dataThe creation, integration, consumption, and analysis of information in various forms drives the products, services, operations, and finances of the organization, determines strategy, and impacts operations for financial services organizations. A challenge to financial services organizations (as well as other industries) is to govern information and use it to reliably achieve objectives. This requires managing the uncertainty and exposure to risk that information use brings to the organization, while acting with full integrity to laws, values, social accountability, and internal policies regarding information.

5 W’s of ITAR and EAR Compliance in SharePoint

decorative image of the word securityIf you are using SharePoint and need to comply with or learn more about ITAR and EAR, read our five W’s to help you ensure compliance with these strict regulations.

What

ITAR, or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, are issued by the United States government to control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). In short, the U.S. Government requires all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, defense services or related technical data to be ITAR compliant. TAA documents (Technical Assistance Agreements) are ITAR contracts between parties, these documents are required to be restricted from transfer or access by authorized persons only.

TAFE SWSi Solves Accessibility Issues in SharePoint and on the Web with HiSoftware

logo of TAFE SWSiTAFE NSW is Australia’s public vocational education and training (VET) provider and has an essential role to play in strengthening the skills base of the New South Wales (NSW) economy and supporting economic growth for its communities. Each Institute offers a broad range of courses and specialist services to meet the needs of its customers, industry partners and local community.

Shedding Light on HIPAA Urban Myths

Decorative image of computer chip with healthcare symbolWe recently hosted a webinar on “HIPAA & Secure Information Governance: Myths, Realities & Practical Solutions with guest speaker and HIPAA expert Kenneth N. Rashbaum, Esq. at Barton LLP and our CTO, Chris McNulty. In case you missed it, here are the three HIPAA Urban Myths discussed:

Myth 1 – All disclosures of medical information are breaches. Patients and the Office of Civil Rights of HHS must be notified immediately.

Taking Down the 2 Giants of Inaccessible Web Content [Webinar]

decorative image of number 2You know that you need to be thinking about web and document accessibility, but understanding how it applies to you and where to start can be a challenge.

How to Control Non-Employee Access to SharePoint

Decorative image of peopleChanges to SharePoint 2013 licensing have made it affordable for companies to build non-employee access portals in SharePoint. The expectation was that companies would rapidly deploy non-employee portals to collaborate with clients and suppliers. The reality is that very few SharePoint customers have deployed these portals.

HiSoftware and the BASH Exploits

Decorative ImageBourne again! It seems scarcely a week goes by that we don’t see another data breach or exploit running wild. Following on the Heartbleed code defect earlier this year, this week has seen the rise of a new round of exploits. The defect covers the BASH command line utilities used on Unix-derived operating systems, such as Linux and Mac OS X. Windows systems are immune to this flaw.

We are pleased to report that all of HiSoftware’s solutions are Windows-based, and thus have no known exposure to this defect. Similarly, there are no known exposures in any of the Cryptzone portfolio of products (see Cryptzone’s statement).

As always, failures of any peripheral controls could lead to indirect exposure for other systems. We encourage all customers to be careful about any potential use of Linux or Macintosh systems until the defects are patched. We will continue to monitor the situation and share relevant information as it becomes available.

Incidents such as this highlight the importance of proper security, audit, compliance and governance solutions.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us at info@hisoftware.com.

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