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Compliance Management White Paper10 Corporate Compliance Best Practices

Compliance is a major issue that organizations of all sizes need to address. In the information technology field they range from inadvertent information disclosure to mechanized attacks on the core business infrastructure. To address these compliance issues world class organizations implement a set of best practices for their compliance programs. Janco has identified ten such best practices and they are:

Compliance Process

  1. Board of Directors assumes compliance responsibility
  2. Management communicates its importance
  3. Management communicates its commitment to compliance
  4. Management put in place consequences for those who do not comply
  5. Goal is beyond compliance
  6. Make the compliance message clear and simple
  7. Communicate the compliance program and objectives to everyone
  8. Provide detail policies, procedures, and  backup with training
  9. Integrate compliance with business operations
  10. Be prepared for a breach in compliance with processes in place to address the violations
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Compliance Management Toolkit Versions

Janco offers a full range of tools to help enterprises of all sizes to address these issues.   The Compliance Management kit provides the infrastructure tools

In addition to the Compliance Management White Paper we provided the The Compliance Management tool kit in three (3) versions: Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

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Compliance Management White Paper
  • Compliance Management White Paper - Summarizes mandated compliance requirements and provides a summary level work plan for how to implement Compliance Management policies and procedures.

    White Paper contains a table of manadated record retention periods and a list of all of the states and US possessions with their mandated notification requirements.

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Compliance Management White PaperSecuirty Audit ProgramPCI Audit ProgramCompliance Job Descriptions
  • Compliance Management White Paper
  • Security Audit Program - fully editable -- Comes in MS EXCEL and PDF formats -- Meets ISO 27001, 27002, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI-DSS and HIPAA requirements -- Over 400 unique tasks divided into 11 areas of audit focus which are the divided into 39 separate task groupings including BYOD.
  • PCI Audit Program - Word and PDF
  • Job Descriptions (25 key positions) - Word Format - fully editable and PDF
    • Chief Commpliance Officer (CCO), Director Electronic Commerce, e-Commerce Specialist, Internet-Intranet Administrator, Manager Internet - Intranet Activities, Manager Internet Systems, Manager Point of Sale, Manager Record Administration, Manager Transaction Processing, Manager Video and Website Content, Manager Web Content, Manager Wireless Systems, On-Line Transaction Processing Analyst, PCI-DSS Administrator, PCI-DSS Coordinator, POS Coordinator, POS Hardware Coordinator, POS Senior Coordinator, Record Management Coordinator, System Administrator - Unix, System Administrator - Windows, Web Analyst, Web Site Designer, Webmaster, and Wireless Coordinator

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Compliance Management White PaperSecuirty Audit ProgramPCI Audit ProgramCompliance Job DescriptionsRecord Management Policy
  • Compliance Management White Paper
  • Security Audit Program
  • PCI Audit Program
  • Job Descriptions (25 key positions) including Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)
  • Record Management Policy - Word - Records management retention and destruction policy which complies with manadated US and ISO requirements

OrderCompliance Management - Platinum Edition

Compliance Management White PaperSecuirty Audit ProgramPCI Audit ProgramCompliance Job DescriptionsRecord Management PolicySecurity Manual
  • Compliance Management White Paper
  • Security Audit Program
  • PCI Audit Program
  • Job Descriptions (25 key positions) including Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)
  • Record Management Policy
  • Security Manual Template - Word - 240 plus packed pages which are usable as is. Over 3,000 companies world wide have chose this is the basis for their best practices to meet mandated US, EU and ISO requirements
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Top 10 Reasons Cloud Solutions are Expanding

Cloud OutsourcingAs CIOs and businesses move organizations towards cloud solutions and processing there are many benefits. The top 10 reasons that cloud processing is currently the infrastructure model of choice are:

  1. Pay for Usage not Capacity - Cloud-based applications mean that many of the old barriers to entry for traditional on-premise software, such as expensive infrastructure investments, heavy IT involvement and costly customizations, have been removed.

  2. Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery - With cloud based applications data and processing power is more easily moved and operated in alternative locations.

  3. Security is Enhanced - A cloud solution with an outside organization usually provides enterprise-grade security from physical access and virus protection through to data encryption, transfer and storage.

  4. Compliance Requirements are More Easily Meet - In addition mandated federal requirements, there now compliance requirements in almost every state. Individual state data protection laws are unique in several ways.

  5. ROI is Easier to Achieve - Cloud technologies remove many barriers associated with acquiring and using new and collaboration technology.

  6. Users are in Command of Solutions - The shift to cloud has also helped usher in a new buyer.

  7. Solutions are Scalable - As demands increase or decrease, cloud solution give the using organizations the to start small, add and consume resources as demand grows, and reduce them when demand is not there.

  8. Fewer Obstacles and Excuses - Customer and supplier demand has increased he need to collaborate and share content across firewalls and businesses have become more of a network centric.

  9. Version Control More Manageable - Traditional on-premise software is often hampered by long release cycles.

  10. Access From Anywhere at Any Time - Information access across multiple computing systems and devices (including BYOD), including Windows, Apple, Linux and smartphones or tablets, is actually one of the primary reasons CIOs and businesses are moving solutions to cloud based applications.

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IT Infrastructure is Obsolete in Many Companies
 

The four prongs of technological develoments are the Cloud, Mobile Computing, Socail Networks, and Big Data

IT InfrastructureIT Infrastructure at many companies has become obsolete as businesses and users move towards cloud, mobile, social networking, and big data are merging data and information. Organizations are now in a new information economy.

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Recent predictions are that worldwide IT spending will grow from $3.6 trillion this year to $3.7 trillion in 2013 and to $4 trillion in 2016. By 2015, almost 4 1/2 million jobs will be created worldwide, including 1.9 million in the United States from this movement, but only one-third will be filled because of a lack of skills.

  • Cloud - Companies are just beginning to realize the cost benefits of cloud, as most services are still subscriptions, not "pay as you go. "

  • Mobile - Walk around any airport and you now see more tablets than laptops.

  • Social Networking - The rapid transitioning of information from being the core of business management to the basis of social networks, changing organizations from hierarchical structures and defined teams to more communities of interest. In the case of LinkedIn its information is more accurate than your most current HR data.

  • Big Data - Data assets will not be managing the new infrastructure, but valuing it as an important corporate asset. Organizations are trying to get value from all the data they generate, and the leading organizations of the future will be judged by the quality of their predictive algorithms. Information-centric companies will be using the data to turn products into services.

Organizations are increasingly digitizing more of their assets, such as moving marketing from analog to digital and reworking how companies interact with their clients. As a result, every budget is an IT budget. Organizations will need a "chief digital officer," changing how IT interacts with the business units.

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