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August 2015 Webinar: Risk and CIP-014’s R4

“Why You Should Stop Thinking about Risk When You Think about CIP-014’s R4” Often physical security professionals associate CIP-014's R4 with the word risk. However, this interesting and informative webinar for physical security executives will include three surprising points: Why risk is inconsequential to CIP-014’s R4 Why you should [...]

FDA Expresses Concern Over Drugs Made in Emerging Drug Markets

Have you ever been treated with a generic medicine or an over-the-counter (OTC) drug? Then chances are high that you have taken a medication made in India, China, or in other emerging drug markets. India is the second-largest exporter of OTC and generic medications to the United States, and [...]

NERC Files for Approval of Physical Security Standard

In wake of the April 2013 attack on PG&E’s Metcalf substation in San Jose, California, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued an order directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop a physical security standard requiring transmission owners to identify risks posed by physical security threats [...]

SEC Cybersecurity Threats

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to require registered broker-dealers and registered investment advisers to conduct risk assessments to identify cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and potential business consequences. Earlier this year on March 26, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sponsored a Cybersecurity Roundtable. In opening the Roundtable, Chair [...]

FDA proposes rule to prevent food safety risks during transportation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed a rule to prevent food safety risks, that would require certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail vehicles to take steps to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transportation.The ruling is applicable [...]

USING SPREADSHEETS FOR RISK ASSESSMENTS – WHY IT IS SUCH A BAD IDEA?

USING SPREADSHEETS FOR RISK ASSESSMENTS – WHY IT IS SUCH A BAD IDEA? Spreadsheets are user-friendly, inexpensive, and easy to use, which are key attributes. However, they fall short in several key areas when using them to perform Risk Assessments and Security Audits. The temptation for a low-cost quick-fix [...]

Big Banks, Credit Unions Approve More Small Business Loans

Nearly five years after the financial crisis made it more difficult for banks to approve small business loans, large lenders are loosening credit standards and allocating more capital to small business lending, according to research published today by Biz2Credit, which matches borrowers with lenders. The company compiles a monthly index [...]

Violation Fines Aggressively Being Enforced – Are you HIPAA Compliant?

Are you HIPAA compliant? Late last year, members of the U.S. Congress challenged The Director of Office of Civil Rights (OCR), Leon Rodriguez, to step up the enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). He intends to put its Fining Authority to good use, by stating: [...]

What is 3rd Party Ecosystem, and why Third Party Risks can’t be ignored.

If you are in any way connected with the world of third party risk assessments and compliance, then you would have encountered the terminology being used to describe the vast scope of an organization’s third party ecosystem.  ‘Third Party Network’ and ‘Third Party Vendors’ are among the phrases that [...]

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