How to Prevent Data Leaks and Achieve PCI Compliance

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The greatest threat on the Internet involves increased data theft, data leakage, and targeted attacks for the purpose of stealing confidential information. To combat this, the payment card industry (PCI) has created a data security standard (DSS) that holds all merchants—regardless of size—to much higher standards of performance when it comes to protecting customers’ financial and personal information.

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The Power of Analytics Maturity: Achieve Better Business Outcomes by Raising Your Analytics Quotient

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Read about the technologies in IBM's comprehensive, unified business analytics system and how they work together to help organizations grow in analytics maturity—that is, their ability to use analytics to improve business outcomes. Read More

How Do Your BPM Metrics Measure Up?

While many business process metrics are “inside-out,” focused on efficiency, it can also be useful to look at them from the “outside-in,” focused on successful business outcomes. Accurate, relevant metrics are becoming increasing important to companies seeking to make smarter business decisions. As John Dixon, a Gartner Inc. research director, says: “BPM without metrics is just a shot in the dark.”

With the scope of process widening beyond traditional organizational boundaries to large-scale business networks, the dynamic nature of these networks will accelerate, contributing to the complexity that organizations will need to address. Plus technologies such as social, mobile, big data, analytics, and the cloud that are having to be applied to BPM further complicates matters. Approaches have to change from being reactive to proactive. To handle all of this should be intelligent software that uses business metrics and analytics.

This white paper takes a look at BPM metrics best practices, as well as how to establish a baseline and ensure BPM metrics support the organization’s key business outcomes. Read on to discover more about how using BPM metrics can help you achieve fact-based business innovation and transformation that can help your BPM metrics “measure up” so you can more easily achieve true business agility.  Read More

The Complete Guide to Google Apps Security: Building a Comprehensive Google Apps Security Plan

Innovative cloud technologies require new ways of approaching security when it comes to data; traditional systems may be outdated and no longer suffice. Google Apps for Work does provide security within their system, but every company should check for potential protection gaps that may remain. When used in conjunction with other apps, Google Apps for Work gives your business the best protection and fully secures your company’s data. Ensuring your business has the top security measures in place allows people to work with confidence within the cloud, whether workers are onsite or mobile.

This Google Apps for Work protection guide outlines a detailed five-point plan for even greater data security by way of
  • securing core data
  • enhancing email protection
  • extending data recovery
  • locking down document security
  • saving Gmail and Docs for compliance
In this white paper you’ll learn how to customize and configure a variety of Google Apps for Work settings to your company’s specific needs, in a clear step-by-step process. In addition to self-customization, read how your team can further secure core data by using additional solution applications concurrently with Google Apps for Work such as CipherCloud to protect e-mail, Backupify to retain and restore data, Cloudlock for document protection, and Vault to help with compliance issues.  Read More

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Although the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has become a global requirement, many organizations are lagging in compliance. For many companies, regulatory compliance can already be an overwhelming and confusing area to navigate, and the need to comply with the PCI DSS might feel like yet another burden. Discover the efficiency gains of building a strategy designed around PCI compliance. Read More

Winning the PCI Compliance Battle

The payment card industry (PCI) Data Security Standard establishes common processes and precautions for handling credit card data. Although achieving PCI compliance can seem daunting, the requirements represent security best practices that should be observed by any organization with IT systems and data to protect. Learn about network scanning and security assessment solutions that can help you manage PCI compliance. Read More

How to Achieve Compliance with Payment Cards

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Data auditing and data encryption are two key Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements for maintaining cardholder data protection. Although the two capabilities are distinct, they’re also synergistic—in fact, PCI recommends using data auditing as a substitute for encryption. Learn more about an auditing and encryption solution that can help you make better decisions about protecting your and your clients’ sensitive data. Read More
 
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