“Effective IT governance enhances risk management and statutory and internal compliance”

In this interview, Vittal Raj, International Vice President, ISACA, emphasises on the importance of effective IT governance framework for manufacturing industry ┬áInformation Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) is an international nonprofit, independent association that advocates for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance. In this interaction with Rakesh Rao, Vittal Raj, International Vice-President, ISACA, emphasises on the need of effective IT governance for manufacturing industry and…

ISACA Brings IT Audit, Security, Risk, Governance Training Week to Las Vegas

The Information Systems Audit and Control Association issued the following news release: ISACA, a nonprofit association of more than 115,000 information systems security, assurance and governance professionals in 180 countries, is bringing its training courses to IT professionals in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 2-5 December 2014. This selection of courses addresses information security, governance and risk management, and meets the need for short, yet in-depth and intense, educational opportunities. Attendees…

Ask the professionals: ISO 45001

In a new series, SHP asks a professional working in a specialist field to share their expertise on a topical issue. Richard Green talks about the new health and safety standard, ISO 45001 and what the draft means for occupational health and safety (OH&S) professionals and auditors. Richard Green is head of technical services at IRCA, the leading professional body for management system auditors, which represents auditors in over 120…

NASA prepares for serious sysadmin work – reimaging Opportunity Rover out on MARS!

Admit it: whenever you apply a patch that requires a restart, you suck in a great big breath just before you hit the [Reboot] button. Having a bigger-than-usual lungful of air just when you reboot won’t actually help, of course, because you’re never going to be able to hold your breath clear through to Face-The-Music Friday. But taking that oversized breath is a visceral reaction to the risk of a…

Hackers attack five US banks including JPMorgan Chase

          By Nicole Perlroth A number of US banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four others, were struck by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks this month, according to four people briefed on a continuing investigation into the crimes. The hackers infiltrated the networks of the banks, siphoning off gigabytes of data, including checking and savings account information, in what security experts described as…