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This article is part of the March 2007 issue of Compliance vs. security: Prevent an either-or mentality
Sarbanes-Oxley, SB 1386, HIPAA: These regulations are now part of the security vernacular. But has compliance truly helped our security posture? It's a double-edged sword. The CEO now knows what you do for a living, or at least has an inkling. You've been invited to meetings from which you were previously excluded, chatted with executives you had never met, maybe even been thrust from the confines of middle management to a permanent seat at the executive table. What's more, the regulations have justified increased budgets and technology build-outs that may have never been approved four years ago. But the distraction of SOX and the like has actually made your company less secure. You've spent millions of dollars to comply, put in place appropriate access controls and clearly segregated duties. You've made the auditors happy or at the very least, gotten them off your back. But you haven't protected your "secret sauce." The engineering schematics, manufacturing processes and other trade secrets that keep you ahead of the competition are vulnerable. Why? Their ... Access >>>
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