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Top 10 compliance and security articles for midmarket CIOs

Sarah Blanchette, Contributor

Compliance and security are two critical topics for CIOs. They need to juggle risk management solutions, governance frameworks and identity management, all while strategizing with

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the senior leadership team on aligning IT with the business. This is especially complex within midmarket companies, as professionals must often struggle with tight IT budgets, rogue staffers and less-defined boundaries between leadership and users.

We've scoured our sister site, SearchCIO-Midmarket.com, for the best tips you might have missed. You'll read advice from midmarket compliance experts as well as success stories from CIOs who are making progress with identity management in the cloud and risk management solutions, as well as the daunting task of mobile device security in a bring-your-own-device world.

COBIT 5.0 takes IT governance frameworks to next level

COBIT 5.0 takes IT governance frameworks to the next level, giving technology executives new ways to work with the business.

How to change your password after the LinkedIn hack

After the LinkedIn hack, here's what you need to do to ensure you and your users are safe from password-hacking programs.

Don't let reduction of compliance regulations short-change governance

Prudent midmarket business executives will not abandon corporate governance, despite SOX compliance regulation cutbacks. 

Google privacy policy? Get over it

With changes to the Google privacy policy upon us, should CIOs be worried about data privacy? Keep calm and carry on. 

Cloud identity management as a service: Not quite ready for prime time

When it comes to identity management in the cloud, expert Jonathan Hassell suggests that midmarket CIOs may be better off waiting until the time is right.

Cloud computing tests information security strategy limits

Information compliance and security strategy tweaks are in order as data, users and infrastructures move to a shared cloud computing environment.

Can social media policies prevent HIPAA violations?

It's 2012: Do you know where your social media policies stand? One employee violates HIPAA regulations and posts patient records on Facebook wall. 

Security tutorial: Back to school for your risk management strategies

CIOs assess risk management solutions in this tutorial highlighting the strongest tips from our information security network, tailored for the midmarket executive.

Defining IT controls key to SOX compliance success

A CIO walks though her approach to SOX compliance from automating management and controlling costs, to defining IT controls and making sure they stick.

In WikiLeaks' wake, midmarket firms reassess public cloud computing risks

Public cloud computing risks are back in the spotlight following the Amazon.com-WikiLeaks debacle. Midmarket firms will be the ones to drive changes in transparency, experts say.

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This was first published in June 2012

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