InfoSec Policies and Standards: Some strategic context for those just diving into this world


Organizations are giving more priority to development of information security policies, as protecting their assets is one of the prominent things that needs to be considered. Lack of clarity in InfoSec policies can lead to catastrophic damages which cannot be recovered. So an organization makes different strategies in implementing a security policy successfully. Security policies of all companies are not same, but the key motive behind them is to protect assets.

Even The Hype about artificial intelligence can bring policy benefits


Read why John Thornhill says AI and machine learning are overhyped but that is actually good for the technology such bubbles often the prelude to the deployment of disruptive technologies on Financial Times. Here are two seemingly contradictory but surprisingly consistent statements about artificial intelligence. First, AI is massively over-hyped. Second, this is a good thing. Talk […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News

New Retention Policies in Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft is happy to cater to these demands by announcing the availability of retention policies for Microsoft Teams. Teams admins now can use Office 365 Security and Compliance to set retention policies for Teams chats and team channels. Technology is a beautiful thing!

Facebook Seeks A Public Policy Manager, Cybersecurity Threat Disruption


The job, titled a Public Policy Manager for Cybersecurity Threat Disruption, is a recognition that the companies we trust with our data should, and will, play greater roles in protecting our data, including leaning […]. My sincere hope is that one of our CTOvision readers is selected for a position that Facebook has just advertised for.

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Sometimes we build policies that prevent.

Creating Deployment Policy in Datapower

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What is deployment policy? Deployment policies are used to modify or filter objects during import. Deployment policies use matching statements and clause types to control the inclusion of configuration data among imported configuration packages.

FBI vs Apple: Policy Analysis


Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series on this topic. This examination by Arnold Abraham provides insights and nuanced lessons from history, the law and the tech world that can inform all of us interested in both privacy and security.-bg bg Despite foreboding tales of doom associated with the potential outcome on each […]. CTO Cyber Security News

Can Unstructured Data Boost Public Policy?

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In recent years, researchers have begun to understand the enormous potential this information holds for helping governments make important policy decisions

The Importance of an Online Encryption Policy


This quote summarizes the importance of online encryption policy and hands-on implementation within an organization. Through an online encryption policy, you can mitigate the risks and avoid these cases, whether you’re a profit or a non-profit organization. Creating such a policy involves the participation of the IT department in your organization, and it may or may not include the c-suite executives until it reaches complete implementation.

Windows 10 MDM CSP Policies Override Group Policy Settings


There are many discussions happening whether CSP can replace Group policy (GP). The post Windows 10 MDM CSP Policies Override Group Policy Settings appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Vimal Das. Intune Windows 10 Group policy CSP mdm csp MDMWinsOverGP OMA-URI windows 10 CSP precedenceWindows 10 modern device management relies on CSP for security & other configurations.

Government stresses continuity of broadband policy after election

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At the Connected Britain conference in London, digital minister Matt Hancock recommits to already-established broadband and mobile networking policy

Insurer launches UK’s first driverless car policy

Computer Weekly

Specialist motor insurance provider Adrian Flux introduces new contract terms for a driverless car insurance policy

Microsoft drops lawsuit after US revises data access policy

Computer Weekly

Microsoft has dropped a lawsuit pushing for reforms of state surveillance practices in response to changes in US data access request policy, but says more reform is necessary

Group Policy Vs Intune Policy after Intune unenrollement


In my previous post (Group policy Vs Intune Policy), we discussed Intune policy wins over GP when there is a policy conflict. The post Group Policy Vs Intune Policy after Intune unenrollement appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog by Vimal Das. Intune featured Group policy CSP mdm csp MDMWinsOverGP OMA-URI windows 10 CSP precedence

Policy-Based IT: The Next Frontier?

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  Approached that way, automation becomes about meeting the needs of the application, expressed in a manifest that we refer to here as “policy”.   Indeed, listen to most IT vendors and you’ll hear the word “policy” used liberally.   All driven by policy.

 FBI vs Apple: History, Policy, Sovereignty and Individual Rights


Editor’s note: This is the third in a five-part series on this topic. This examination by Arnold Abraham provides insights and nuanced lessons from history, the law and the tech world that can inform all of us interested in both privacy and security. For a detailed legal analysis accompanying the article, please visit […].

Creating an acceptable use policy that’ll be followed and enforceable

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But in absence of a Big Brother policy where IT is always watching, you can help users understand what inappropriate use looks like. Make sure you’re not creating a policy “just in case.” The policy needs to be fairly and equally enforced so it applies to all persons.

Government’s cyber security policy: decide or delay?

Computer Weekly

The UK government is leaving too many of its options open and needs to implement effective cyber security rules now

leaked cyberwar policy ppd20 - CTOvision


cyber war policy and perhaps even a small measure of consolation for cyber war critics The leaked PPD-20 provides valuable insights about U.S.

Malaysian insurer partners IT supplier to tailor cyber security policies

Computer Weekly

Partnership is in response to requests from AIG customers for a more comprehensive risk management approach to cyber insurance

Your Guide to Cryptocurrency Tax Policy in the USA

Doctor Chaos

Cryptocurrency, like Bitcoin, powered by blockchain technology, is a digitized asset widely traded for speculative gain and buying goods and services. The meteoric rise of cryptocurrencies has powered a $7 billion economy, benefiting over 6 million active users, a third of whom are based in the US. The fact that cryptocurrency isn’t legal tender and […]. Crypto Currency bitcoin crypto currency

Managing BYOD with Policies in the Midsized Firm

Eric D. Brown

Not having the budget for sophisticated solutions shouldn’t stop organizations from building policies to manage employee-owned devices and the data held or accessed with these devices. Has your organization implemented BYOD policies?

Government calls for input on inclusive smart energy policy

Computer Weekly

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has launched a consultation on the future of the smart energy sector

Machine Learning with a twist: How trivial labels can be used to predict policy changes


A clever algorithm that has digested seven decades’ worth of articles in China’s state-run media is now ready to predict its future policies. The post Machine Learning with a twist: How trivial labels can be used to predict policy changes appeared first on Dataconomy.

Enterprise network access policies must change to account for IoT

Computer Weekly

With IoT devices set to outnumber notebooks, smartphones and tablets by more than three times, businesses will need to adjust their network access policies to keep things running smoothly, says Gartner

Ransomware: Protect yourself with good backup and cloud policies

Computer Weekly

More ransomware attacks are likely. The best way to protect against them is to have up-to-date in-house backups and to ensure cloud backups are adequately protected and available

Net Neutrality: Policy or Market Forces?

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it seems like the entire internet is on fire this week about the FCC, Ajit Pai. and the plans to undo the previous administration's Net Neutrality rulings. My understanding is that reddit is about to self-immolate over this issue. Just about every news source is on fire with multiple articles advocating one position or another (mostly opposition from my non-scientific survey).

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Setting Mobile Policies for ERP

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This means setting and enforcing clear policies on what is acceptable use in your ERP environment. As mobile devices proliferate companies using ERP need to deal with them. Whether you want to have a BYOD environment, or the company issues tablets or smartphones to some employees, mobile devices are out there and you have to adapt to them. Depending on your choices, these

Five Real-World Tips for Creating Corporate Cloud Policies

Data Center Knowledge

It's time to make some new policies. Are you creating a new cloud initiative? Want to start migrating users, apps. and workloads? Read More. Cloud Computing Enterprise Mobility cloud

How the CIO Can Establish a BYOD Usage Policy

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If you’re grappling with putting policies and procedures in place to manage the consumer-driven transition to a bring-your-own-device workplace (BYOD), don’t worry. Outline the support and repair policies for the equipment. Do you have a BYOD usage policy?

Group Policy: Introducing Consistency Into Your Infrastructure


Proper utilization of Group Policy found in Windows Server.( Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Group Policy MVP Windows Server We all want things to run smoothly, yet day-to-day operations sometimes get the better of us.

With Release 2.0 OpenStack Swift Matures, adding Storage Policies

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More efficient data redundancy controls, geographically defined data access policies now available Read More. Cloud Computing Storage

Should you revert an existing password policy that's working well?

IT Toolbox

I'm often asked by clients what the best approach should be to setting password policy for their organization. However, I was recently asked a password policy-related question that I thought was worth sharing. Given all the political and cultural challenges in any given organization, it’s hard to be too specific in my recommendations. The challenge was that this organization was recently able

Step-By-Step: Excluding Users or Usergroups from Group Policy


Sometimes excluding a user or user group from a group policy is needed to appease an application setting or system setting. I’ve seen administrators create separate OU and move users there to exclude said user from the particular group policy.

Creating End-User Mobility Policies

Data Center Knowledge

While the Age of Bring-Your-Own-Device has arrived, the implementation is where the underlying challenges start. With all of these devices, how does an IT department manage the data being delivered and how can they continue to provide a powerful end-user experience? Bill Kleyman of MTM Technologies. Industry Perspectives