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GDPR and Australia

November 24, 2019

Why is the GDPR important for Australian business? We’re based in Australia so why should we worry about European law? The Short Answer Part One – the GDPR applies to organisations globally, regardless of size, that process the personal data of anyone in the European Union. More specifically those people only have to be in […]

Ensuring Compliance Within GRC

October 1, 2014

In this article we will be looking at Compliance within GRC. Our broad definition of compliance is ensuring that a series of controls are established that ensure that decisions are made and are prioritised in accordance with accepted policy. We have included the decision-making process that is consequential to ‘being in accordance with’ as a […]

Why The Protection of Assets is Critical for all Organisations

September 22, 2014

The focus of this article is on the Protection of Assets, being critical for all functions and all asset types across the organisation.
Previously, I proposed a universe of assets in the IT space that require management and recognising that each of these assets has associated use, ownership/stewardship, operation, involvement, influence, and adoption across the organisation.

Understanding IT Governance, Risk and Compliance

September 19, 2014

PRISM, Accumulo, NSA, surveillance, privacy and intrusion – recent events make these difficult to ignore. Should we be concerned about the types of events brought about by Ellsberg, Woodward, Manning, Snowden and countless others in an article aimed at risk professionals? – only in as much as we recognise that risk is everywhere.




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