Point, Counterpoint: Security Compliance and Regulations

By Lawrence Walsh  |  Posted 2008-04-24 Email

Private and public regulations are getting new teeth in 2008, but how and even if enterprises should implement them is the subject of this lively debate between eWEEK Labs Technical Director Cameron Sturdevant and Baseline editor Lawrence Walsh, which took place April 15 at the Ziff Davis Enterprise CIO Summit. Their topics: the Federal Desktop Core Configuration requirements; how to control compliance activities to meet audit requirements without breaking the bank or the backs of your IT staffers, and new PCI (Payment Card Industry) milestones. While Sturdevant advocates doing as much as possible within budget and staff restraints, Walsh questions the need and efficiency of security audits.

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Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.

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