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Sort Out the Basics of Data Mining Before Getting Started While it’s crucial to store your company’s data as distinct files and pieces of information for general record-keeping, your stored data also contains in-depth patterns, trends and relationships that can help you solve problems and gain insights. When you need to pinpoint and extract such

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If you have started to explore gap analysis and internal audit as possible assessment methods, you may wonder which one will serve your organization’s specific needs and objectives. While both evaluation methods may cover similar territory, each one’s focus, goals, results, and uses are unique and valuable. Gap Analysis Quality Digest describes the gap analysis

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Dividing Your Network into Segments May Increase Your System Security IT leaders continually strive to understand the necessary Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) scope and where they need to protect their system from risk and vulnerabilities. If you find yourself regularly scratching your head—or worse, losing sleep at night—worrying over finding ways

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On January 19, 2017, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) released the final tally of data breaches in 2016. “The number of U.S. data breaches tracked in 2016 hit an all-time record high of 1,093” according to the ITRC. This massive jump in cyber-attacks of all kinds in 2016 translates to a 40 percent increase

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What Is the PCI Security Standards Council? E-commerce transactions have increased over the past decade to the mutual delight of e-commerce business owners and motivated consumers for their wares. In response, it has become increasingly crucial that e-commerce business owners provide safeguards to protect consumer data. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI) states, as part

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What Is the Model Audit Rule? The Model Audit Rule (MAR) serves as the cornerstone for monitoring, regulation and governance over the insurance industry. Officially known as the Annual Financial Reporting Model Regulation, the Model Audit Rule “requires nonpublic insurers to comply with stringent regulatory provisions, increase transparency and improve corporate governance,” per Risk Management.

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Learn the ABC’s of CISA


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What Is CISA? CISA, which stands for Certified Information Systems Auditor, is a globally recognized credential for professionals working with information system (IS) auditing. As the most well-known designation for IS audit control, assurance, governance, compliance, and as a foundation for security professionals, CISA instantly gives IT managers and CIOs an insight into an IT

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The Importance of Attestation Standards Like SSAE 16 In Audits and Reviews Attestation standards, in the world of auditing, basically set the ground rules for official reviews. According to the American Institute of CPAS (AICPA), a well-planned set of specific attestation standards serves to “establish requirements for performing and reporting on examination, review, and agreed-upon

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