It’s Time to Act NOW to Meet GDPR Compliance…David Bowie Style

It’s Time to Act NOW to Meet GDPR Compliance…David Bowie Style

“Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes… turn and face the strange ch-ch-changes,” were the heart-felt lyrics by David Bowie in 1971 when the world was experiencing a massive change in the pre-computer/internet days. But all may not be so “Hunky Dory” for companies facing GDPR compliance in today’s modern world. And how apropos is it that a famous singer from the UK spoke about changes almost 50 years ago having a global impact that again we face another change from the European Union next year. If your company does business internationally or stores data from European citizens, this will affect you and...

Why Business Email Archiving Is The Right Investment: Part 1

Why Business Email Archiving Is The Right Investment: Part 1

In eighteenth century New England a young Benjamin Franklin was just learning to craft his writing style to better communicate his thoughts to his peers, and what once took Ben weeks or months to convey in the business world back then is now transmitted globally in seconds today. Business communication certainly has changed since then, and the need to store and retrieve the increased volume of business correspondence has evolved as well. How many emails did you personally send and receive yesterday? Globally, nearly...

How We’re Responding to the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

How We’re Responding to the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

On Friday, May 12th, a massive ransomware attack hit computer systems at private companies and public organizations around the world. Some sources say WannaCry—also known as WannaCrypt, Wanna Decrypter or WCry—is the largest ransomware delivery operation to date.

The cyberattack hit more than 300,000 computers by midday on May 15, according to a White House briefing by Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert. Users in more than 150 countries have been confronted with a screen demanding...

How to Comply with Rule 17a-4

How to Comply with Rule 17a-4

In January, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released its 2017 Annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter to inform firms about weaknesses in regulatory programs and ways they can strengthen “compliance, supervisory and risk management controls to protect investors, the markets and themselves.”

One area the letter pointed to was the failure of many firms to comply with Rule 17-a4(f) under the Securities Exchange Act (SEA), which “requires firms to...