Financial IT Reg Enforcement Service: Using FFIEC Security Best Practices to Ensure Laptops and PCs are Secure and Compliant

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Lawmakers and auditors have begun to require extensive safeguards for personal data residing on laptops, distributed personal computers, and handheld devices. They are also mandating protections for data being transferred to and from mobile employees over wireless connections and public networks. This white paper discusses the ensuing challenges faced by financial institutions and describes some of the tools that exist to prove compliance.

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