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The Governance, Risk, And Compliance Playbook For 2021

Take On More Business Risk Using A World-Class GRC Program

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs give organizations the confidence to take the business risks that drive innovation and competitive advantage. Yet too many organizations lack...

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  • Report The DOL Fiduciary Rule Has Momentum; Go With It

    Despite Regulatory Uncertainty, The US Retirement Plan Industry Is Changing; Don't Be Left Behind
    March 24, 2017 | Davis Janowski

    President Trump's executive order calling for a review of the Department of Labor's proposed fiduciary rule has left many in the US retirement plan industry uncertain about how to proceed or how to...

  • Report GRC Vision 2017-2022: Customer Demands Escalate As Regulators Falter

    February 2, 2017 | Christopher McClean, Nick Hayes, Renee Murphy

    In reaction to sweeping regulations and massive corporate failures, governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) efforts have evolved slowly over the past 15 years. However, in the next five...

  • Report Quick Take: The Patriot Act Is Dead. Long Live The Patriot Act

    Now S&R Pros Around The Globe Need To Understand The Freedom Act
    June 3, 2015 | Ed Ferrara, Enza Iannopollo, Renee Murphy

    President George W. Bush signed the US Patriot Act into law in the wake of the 9/11 disasters in an attempt to rein in money laundering benefiting terrorist organizations and to fix perceived...

  • Report Quick Take: Fifteen Lessons For Security & Risk Pros From The IRS Get Transcript Breach

    Cybercriminals Are Using Customer Intelligence To Commit High-Value Fraud
    May 28, 2015 | Merritt Maxim, Rick Holland, John Kindervag

    On May 27, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) disclosed that cybercriminals had gained access to the tax returns of approximately 104,000 individuals. This breach is notable because it...

  • Report Quick Take: The State Of Privacy In The Union

    President Obama Introduces Privacy Initiatives With High Merit But Low Potential
    January 21, 2015 | Renee Murphy, John Kindervag, Ed Ferrara

    United States President Barack Obama introduced several proposed privacy initiatives in his 2015 State of the Union address and in preview comments he made to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the...

  • Report The DATA Act: One Small Step For Data, One (Potentially) Giant Step For Accountability

    Can The US Government Get Its Data Act Together?
    September 29, 2014 | Jennifer Belissent, PhD

    On May 9, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) into law. This bipartisan legislation is an effort to modernize the way the...

  • Report Listen To Your Customers To Meet Financial Regulations

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is Changing The Face Of Customer Care
    July 14, 2014 | Renee Murphy

    Financial services firms face a new regulator in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that demands they pay more attention to customer complaints about services or products. The new...

  • Report Brief: New NIST Cybersecurity Guidelines Target Firms With US Federal Agency Customers

    July 11, 2014 | Renee Murphy

    The new NIST framework for improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity provides voluntary security and risk guidelines for government agencies as well as critical infrastructure organizations...

  • Report Brief: FTC Vs. Wyndham Ruling Further Solidifies The FTC's Role In US Data Security

    Firms Find Themselves In The FTC's Crosshairs By Violating Basic Security Principles
    June 2, 2014 | Heidi Shey, Chris Sherman, Nick Hayes

    Security and risk (S&R) professionals: If the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was not on your radar before, it should be now. Protecting consumers and consumer privacy is one of several mandates...

  • Report Quick Take: FedRAMP Update Impacts Government Cloud Providers In June 2014

    April 24, 2014 | Renee Murphy, Andrew Rose

    If you do business with the US federal government or practice security and risk management for an agency, there are changes to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)...

  • Report Brief: Understanding Which Identity Standards Are The Most Relevant To Health IT

    A Summary Of Forrester's Testimony To The US Government's Office Of The National Coordinator For Health Information Technology
    March 24, 2014 | Eve Maler

    The US Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology asked Forrester's Eve Maler to testify as part of a panel at a March 12, 2014, virtual public hearing on the National...

  • Report Quick Take: Net? Yes. Neutrality? No.

    We Answer Three Key Questions To Help Clarify The Arguments And The Relevance Of Net Neutrality
    January 17, 2014 | Henry Dewing

    The positions in intense debate surrounding Net neutrality can't simply be summed up as "standing up for users' rights" or "asserting a carrier's right to profit." Verizon filed a petition to...

  • Report Simplify Cybersecurity With PCI

    Policy And Procedures US Government Spotlight: The Security Architecture And Operations Playbook
    October 11, 2012 | Heidi Shey, John Kindervag

    US federal law, specifically the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), requires US federal government agencies to adhere to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)...

  • Report Smart City Leaders Need Better Governance Tools

    Smart City Governance Brings New Opportunities For Tech Providers
    May 13, 2011 | Jennifer Belissent, PhD

    Interest in smart cities has taken off like wildfire. Cities of all sizes navigate the challenge — growing demand for new constituent services within increasingly constrained budgets — and try to...

  • Report Outsourcing Identity Assurance Will Be A Realistic Option Within Three Years

    The Language Of Levels Clarifies The Value Of Assurance
    March 25, 2011 | Eve Maler

    Consumer-facing web applications are beginning to rely on third-party identity providers (IdPs) for user identification, authentication, and attributes delivered at runtime. This reduces costs and...

  • Report Helping CIOs Understand "Smart City" Initiatives

    Defining The Smart City, Its Drivers, And The Role Of The CIO
    February 11, 2010 | Doug Washburn, Usman Sindhu

    Cities are becoming "smarter," as governments, businesses, and communities increasingly rely on technology to overcome the challenges from rapid urbanization. What makes a "smart city" smart is the...

  • Report Market Overview: The Advent Of Enterprise Carbon And Energy Management Systems

    Sketching The New Opportunities For IT Vendor Strategists
    November 17, 2009 | Christopher Mines

    A new liability is coming onto the collective balance sheet of companies around the world: carbon. In the context of increasing awareness of the business and societal risks of climate change,...

  • Report Assessing Current Pending Legislation Affecting eCommerce In The US

    What The New Administration And Congress Are Working On Now
    May 29, 2009 | Patti Freeman Evans

    With the new Obama administration and a Democratic-led Congress come a new legislative agenda. The big issues prevail, such as economic recovery and healthcare reform. However, various issues that...

  • Report Market Overview: Green IT Services

    A Bright Outlook For IT Sustainability Consulting
    April 24, 2009 | Christopher Mines

    IT services companies are responding to client needs by building green IT and corporate sustainability practices. We continue to forecast very healthy growth — 60% CAGR —for this market, peaking at...

  • Report What President-Elect Obama's Cybersecurity Agenda Means For Security Vendors

    January 8, 2009 | Khalid Kark

    President-elect Barack Obama has acknowledged that leaving America's information systems unprotected could lead to a "crippling blow" to our economy. He has promised to make cybersecurity his top...

  • Report Shared Services Consortium Buying Brings Enterprise-Class Benefits To Public Sector SMEs

    February 15, 2007 | R "Ray" Wang

    Access to enterprise-class business applications often remains out of reach for school districts, municipalities, state authorities, and small to midsize state governments. However, for business...

  • Report What CISOs Can Learn From The US Government's E-Passport And HSPD-12 Initiatives

    February 6, 2007 | Geoffrey Turner

    As part of a United Nations standardization effort, the US and 14 other countries have begun issuing e-passports, which add contactless integrated circuit chips (ICs) containing biometric data on...