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vBlog: Regulatory Compliance vs Operational Readiness (part 4 of 4): Government CO-OP

Posted: April 30, 2013   /   By: Jason Buffington   /   Tags: Data Protection, Information and Risk Management, Jason Buffington, business continuity, disaster recovery, BCDR, regulatory compliance

This month, I am taking a look at the differences between ‘Regulatory Compliance’ and ‘Operational Readiness’ through a series of videos.

Regulatory Compliance

The efforts to check the boxes before audits – often mandated by an industry (e.g. HIPAA), corporate (SOX) or legal (DOD 5.015.2-STD).

Operational Readiness

The IT efforts to ensure that key IT systems and data are resilient through high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR) or business continuity (BC) technologies and services.

vblog-regulatory-compliance-vs-operational-readiness-part-1-of-4/index.html" target="_blank">First, I did an overview of the dichotomy between regulatory compliance and operational readiness (BC/DR/HA).

Then, I looked at regulations that affect vblog-regulatory-compliance-vs-operational-readiness-part-2-of-4-for-public-companies-and-financial-institutions-through-sarbanes-oxley-sox/index.html" target="_blank">US financial institutions (SEC) and publicly-held companies (SOX).

Last week, we looked at vblog-regulatory-compliance-vs-operational-readiness-part-3-of-4-hipaa/index.html">healthcare organizations and their regulatory mandates in HIPAA.

This week, we'll finish the series by looking at Continuity of Operations (CO-OP) mandates for Government agencies.

Week 4: Government agencies and contractors

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vBlog: Regulatory Compliance vs Operational Readiness (part 3 of 4): HIPAA

Posted: April 23, 2013   /   By: Jason Buffington   /   Tags: Data Protection, Information and Risk Management, Jason Buffington, business continuity, disaster recovery, BCDR, regulatory compliance

This month, I am taking a look at the differences between ‘Regulatory Compliance’ and ‘Operational Readiness’ through a series of videos.

Regulatory Compliance

The efforts to check the boxes before audits – often mandated by an industry (e.g. HIPAA), corporate (SOX) or legal (DOD 5.015.2-STD).

Operational Readiness

The IT efforts to ensure that key IT systems and data are resilient through high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR) or business continuity (BC) technologies and services.

vblog-regulatory-compliance-vs-operational-readiness-part-1-of-4/index.html" target="_blank">First, I did an overview of the dichotomy between regulatory compliance and operational readiness (BC/DR/HA).

Last week, I looked at regulations that affect vblog-regulatory-compliance-vs-operational-readiness-part-2-of-4-for-public-companies-and-financial-institutions-through-sarbanes-oxley-sox/index.html" target="_blank">US financial institutions (SEC) and publicly-held companies (SOX).

This week, we'll look at healthcare organizations and their regulatory mandates in HIPAA.

Week 3: Healthcare Organizations

Next week, we’ll look closer at what IT professionals delivering data protection in government organizations, agencies and contractors that are regulated by CO-OP.

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vBlog: Regulatory Compliance vs Operational Readiness (part 2 of 4): SEC & SOX

Posted: April 17, 2013   /   By: Jason Buffington   /   Tags: Data Protection, Information and Risk Management, Jason Buffington, business continuity, disaster recovery, BCDR, regulatory compliance, High Availability

This month, I am taking a look at the differences between ‘Regulatory Compliance’ and ‘Operational Readiness’ through a series of videos.

Regulatory Compliance

The efforts to check the boxes before audits – often mandated by an industry (e.g. HIPAA), corporate (SOX) or legal (DOD 5.015.2-STD).

Operational Readiness

The IT efforts to ensure that key IT systems and data are resilient through high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR) or business continuity (BC) technologies and services.

vblog-regulatory-compliance-vs-operational-readiness-part-1-of-4/index.html" target="_blank">Last week, I did an overview of the dichotomy between regulatory compliance and operational readiness (BC/DR/HA). For the next few weeks, I will take closer looks at specific segments of companies and their respective regulations.

This week, let’s take a look at the regulations that affect US financial institutions (SEC) and publicly-held companies (SOX).

Week 2: Publicly-held Companies and Financial Institutions

Next week, we’ll look closer at what IT professionals delivering data protection in healthcare organizations should know about HIPAA.

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vBlog: Regulatory Compliance vs Operational Readiness (part 1 of 4)

Posted: April 09, 2013   /   By: Jason Buffington   /   Tags: Data Protection, Information and Risk Management, Jason Buffington, business continuity, disaster recovery, BCDR, regulatory compliance

This month, I am taking a look at the differences between ‘Regulatory Compliance’ and ‘Operational Readiness’ through a series of videos.

Regulatory Compliance

The efforts to check the boxes before audits – often mandated by an industry (e.g. HIPAA), corporate (SOX) or legal (DOD 5.015.2-STD).

Operational Readiness

The IT efforts to ensure that key IT systems and data are resilient through high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR) or business continuity (BC) technologies and services.

For the next four weeks, I’ll take a look at some regulatory mandates and try to glean some pragmatic IT ideas for data protection from them. So come back each Tuesday in April.

Week 1: Overview of Regulatory Compliance vs. Operational Readiness

The rest of the series (blog post edited):

vblog-regulatory-compliance-vs-operational-readiness-part-2-of-4-for-public-companies-and-financial-institutions-through-sarbanes-oxley-sox/index.html">Part 2: Publicly traded companies (Sarbanes-Oxley / SOX) and Financial Institutions (SEC)

vblog-regulatory-compliance-vs-operational-readiness-part-3-of-4-hipaa/index.html">Part 3: Healthcare organizations (HIPAA)

vblog-regulatory-compliance-vs-operational-readiness-part-4-of-4-government-co-op/index.html">Part 4: Federal agencies and contractors (Continuity of Operations / CO-OP)

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Data Center Network Security: Will Anyone Discuss This at RSA?

Posted: February 22, 2012   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: IBM, Check Point, Fortinet, Cisco, VMware, Information and Risk Management, Juniper, Sourcefire, HP, McAfee, Security and Privacy, Crossbeam, SDN, data center networking, vShield, regulatory compliance

Less than a week before the RSA Conference in San Francisco and my telephones are ringing off the hook. People want to discuss a variety of topics including APTs, mobile security, cloud security, big data analytics, and so on.

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