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Equifax CEO falls on his sword weeks after credit biz admits mega-breach

Equifax's chairman and chief exec today resigned, weeks after the consumer credit reporting agency admitted a massive security breach. Richard Smith, who "retires" with immediate effect, has joined a growing list of senior people that exited Equifax in the wake of the mega leak that affected in excess of 100 million consumers …
John Leyden, 26 Sep 2017

So, you're 'ISO 27001 accredited', huh? Just saying so doesn't cut it

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is more commonly known simply as "ISO 27001". It is, as the ISO website puts it, "the best-known standard in the family providing requirements for an information security management system". On the other hand, many businesses think it is a highly complex, unattainable standard – and a pain in the backside – …
Dave Cartwright, 18 Apr 2017

Nominet new CEO opens giant can of worms, sticks head in

Despite having claimed the scalp of his predecessor and a former chair – and almost forced a government takeover of the company – the new CEO of .UK registry Nominet, Russell Haworth, will look into how his organization is structured. In just-released minutes [PDF] from a board meeting held last week, Nominet has decided to …
Kieren McCarthy, 25 May 2015
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Governance the key if you don't want mobile workers escaping your control

Mobile computing is great. No longer are we chained to our desks when using technology and doing proper work. Not only are laptops getting smaller, lighter and cheaper, it is also possible to do real, productive stuff even more freely using phones and tablets. As is always the case in computing, though, the positives of …
Dave Cartwright, 21 May 2015
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Joyent: Never mind those other forkers, Node.js has a foundation now, too

The popular, open source Node.js JavaScript runtime engine is getting a new foundation to manage its development, in a move that could help mend the recent schism in the project's community. To date, Node.js has been sponsored and overseen by Joyent, the infrastructure-as-a-service company where Ryan Dahl, the software's …
Neil McAllister, 10 Feb 2015
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Lazy FTSE 350 firms think lawyers can fight off cyber-security worries

Poor communication between boards and front-line management as well as a growing reliance on legal remedies mean UK companies are still falling short when it comes to cyber-security. A KPMG survey of FTSE 350 firms found that 61 per cent of board members reckoned they had a decent understanding of their company’s key …
John Leyden, 16 Jan 2015
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Commerce Secretary feeds digital catnip to NET NERDS

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has vowed to protect the “free, vibrant and open internet” by letting net nerds decide how to replace the US government’s traditional role overseeing the internet. Speaking at the opening ceremony of ICANN’s meeting in Los Angeles, Pritzker took the well-travelled route of praising the net’s …
Kieren McCarthy, 14 Oct 2014
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Activist investors DESTROY COMPANIES. Don't get me started on share dealings...

Comment Public companies have four groups of stakeholders: shareholders; execs paid with share performance in mind; other workers; and their customers. Shareholders and share value-incentivised execs are ripping the heart out of many public companies, siphoning off their wealth, going for short-term in favour of long-term interests, and …
Chris Mellor, 9 Oct 2014
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Benioff bails from Borg Board

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff has decided not to stand for re-election to Cisco's Board of Directors at the company's November annual general meeting. Cisco filed the paperwork to make it happen last Firday, and issued a statement attributed to its own CEO John Chambers to cement the departure. Chambers' statement is as …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Sep 2014

CIOs: Are you the governor? Or just one of the governed?

Poll Next month we’ll be hosting a selection of The Register’s most senior readers for our first round table, where we will be discussing who really runs IT in most businesses. But you can only learn so much from one group of people. That’s why we’re asking you to help flesh out exactly how much control IT managers have over IT - …
Joe Fay, 13 Jun 2014
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Activist investors try forcing Google to pay more taxes

A group of Google investors has called on the firm to stop "undermining democracy and the rule of law" and start paying as much tax as possible in the countries it operates in. The stockholders have put forward a proposal, to be voted on at the annual general meeting today, which would force Google to adopt a set of principles …
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Oracle automates master data management workflow

Oracle has released a new product aimed at automating some master data management (MDM) chores. MDM is often spoken of when software companies discuss “a single version of the truth”, shorthand term for the tricky problem that arises when a company deals with related-but-differentiated entities. A single version of the truth …

UK gov: Brit biz barons, get your privates in check before the spooks arrive

Spooks from GCHQ and MI5 will be given insider access to the UK's top 350 companies in a bid to reduce any damage caused by hackers wreaking havoc upon Blighty-based businesses. A letter to the FTSE 350 chairmen – signed by MI5 director general Andrew Parker, GCHQ director Iain Lobban and Universities Minister David Willetts …
John Leyden, 26 Jul 2013
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Skyhigh Networks lets bosses snoop on employee cloud use

RSA 2013 People have a tendency to skirt corporate IT policy and use their own applications on the network, and Skyhigh Networks thinks it has a way for IT admins to stop this from happening. The company came out of stealth on Monday to announce the general availability of its Skyhigh Networks software, which can monitor any of 2,000 …
Jack Clark, 25 Feb 2013
The Register breaking news

Entire US Congress votes against ITU control of internet

The US House of Representatives has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to keep the internet "free from government control," in a move clearly aimed at the United Nations' World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), currently taking place in Dubai. In a display of bipartisanship rarely seen on Capitol …
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Public service plans paperless future

Australia’s National Archives has hatched a plan to get federal government agencies digitising everything, the better to preserve it for the future. The new Digital Continuity Plan http://www.naa.gov.au/records-management/agency/digital/digital-continuity/plan/index.aspx has been developed because the Archives think “ …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Mar 2012
The Register breaking news

EU study frowns over data breach notification rules

A new EU study has identified risk prioritisation, enforcement and resources as key issues in applying data breach notification rules. ENISA, the EU’s cyber-security agency, launched its investigation on data breach notification rules against a backdrop of steadily rising incident of personal information disclosure breaches. …
John Leyden, 14 Jan 2011
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Governance bodies offer help to small firm directors

Fourteen guiding principles to be used by directors in unlisted companies have been published to address the "neglected" needs of those firms. Trade bodies representing directors are behind the publication. The European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa) and the UK's Institute of Directors (IoD) have published …
OUT-LAW.COM, 30 Nov 2010

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