Current Issue: Volume 3  10 February 2016

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Tips From Industry Experts

By Sunil Bakshi, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, ABCI, AMIIB, BS 25999 LI, CEH, CISSP, ISO 27001 LA, MCA, PMP

Outsourcing has been a common business approach that has helped many organizations optimize risk management and resources. The proliferation of outsourcing has introduced different challenges, and, therefore, it is necessary to revisit vendor management within the organization. Read More >>


ISACA News

ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) has 2 new tools to help cyberexperts advance their careers and identify controls. By providing information about your background and current skills, the CSX Career Road Map helps you learn which positions you are qualified for and define career development goals. Read More >>


ISACA News

While some organizations are hesitant about using the cloud for security reasons, a recent cloud predictions article suggests that security will become an incentive to move to the cloud. To help enterprises learn about the benefits and security of the cloud, ISACA and Oracle have partnered to present the “Prediction: Security Moves From Barrier to Main Benefit of Cloud Adoption” webinar. Read More >>


ISACA News

A Practical Guide to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a tool that can help enterprises learn more about the security requirements, processes and technologies needed to comply with PCI DSS. In addition to elaborating on the security requirements associated with the standard, the guide also contains information about the nature of payment cards and payment card fraud. Read More >>


ISACA News

There is still time to renew your certifications for 2016. Renewing your certification for 2016 requires paying an annual maintenance fee and reporting your 2015 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. You can find information on your renewal status on your ISACA Track MyStatus page. To pay the annual maintenance fee, visit www.isaca.org/renew. To report your 2015 CPE, visit www.isaca.org/reportCPE. Read More >>


Reviewed by Upesh Parekh, CISA

The correct security posture of operating systems is crucial for any system to meet security and compliance requirements. Most operating systems offer many different security features and alternatives to suit the needs of different organizations. It is essential for system and security administrators to understand the alternatives available and implications of selecting a particular alternative.