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Category Archives: Compliance

Trick or Treat? IT Security Pros Beware

IT security professionals, beware! Here are four individuals you’ll want to avoid this Halloween and steps you can take to protect your organization against them throughout the year!

Decorative image of vampire mouth and teethThe Vampire

Vampires feed on the blood of living creatures and cause mischief amongst the neighborhoods they live. This Halloween, avoid vampires in the workplace. These are the employees that maliciously suck information like client contacts, internal communications on products and confidential information from the organization. With 50% of employees admitting to taking corporate data with them when they leave a job, it’s important these vampires are stopped.

HiSoftware’s New Product and Accessibility Training Portal

Screenshot of  training video portalWant to learn more about using HiSoftware’s products? Now we have the tool for you. Today we announced the availability of a new on-demand, video-based Product and Accessibility Training Portal to improve customers’ working knowledge of products and provide in-depth Web accessibility training for developers.

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.

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.

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.

Almost Half of Organizations Have Suffered a Data Breach

Breach Infographic tearoffPonemon Institute and Experian Data Breach Resolution released findings yesterday from the second annual study “Is Your Company Ready for a Data Breach” that showed almost half of organizations surveyed have suffered at least one security incident involving the loss or theft of more than a 1,000 records, up 10% from 2013. As a result, an increasing number of organizations are putting data breach response plans in place up 12% from 2013 and 48% of organizations increased investments in security technologies in the past 12 months.

Message In a Bottle – Identity and Access Management in the SharePoint World

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Source: http://en.wikicollecting.org/antique-ships-in-bottles

For a long time, identity and access management (IAM) has been something outside the world of most implementations. Who you are, and what you can do, have stayed almost entirely within the walled garden of SharePoint farms.

Over the past few years, however, SharePoint’s been spilling out of its bottle – into the cloud and into engagement with users and systems outside the realm of on-premises data centers, networks, and Active Directory. IAM is no longer something done for “other” enterprise systems, but important to consider as new usage comes into SharePoint, and as SharePoint apps and content are extended outside the traditional farm.

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