Vidya Phalke

Mitigating Cyberattacks: The Prevention and Handling

By Vidya Phalke | April 27, 2017

Mitigating Cyberattacks New tools and technologies help companies in their drive to improve performance, cut costs and grow their businesses but as companies adopt cloud services in greater numbers and refine internal processes for development and operations, security considerations must

How To Be Data Compliant When Using The Cloud

By Vidya Phalke | February 22, 2017

Data compliant Companies using the cloud for data storage, applications hosting or anything else, have to carefully consider data compliance. Governance, risk management and compliance professionals, as well as managers of information security, need to have a clear understanding (and

5 Tips For Improving Enterprise Cloud Success In 2017

By Vidya Phalke | December 19, 2016

Improving Enterprise Cloud There has been an increase in the adoption rate of cloud technology to help businesses keep capital investment and maintenance costs down while benefiting from flexibility and rapid up and down-scaling as needs dictate. However, to maximize

Three Tips To Simplify Governance, Risk and Compliance

By Vidya Phalke | August 31, 2016

Governance, Risk and Compliance Businesses are under pressure to deliver against a backdrop of evolving regulations and security threats. In the face of such challenges they strive to perform better, be leaner, cut costs and be more efficient. Effective governance,

Cloud-based GRC Intelligence Supports Better Business Performance

By Vidya Phalke | July 18, 2016

Cloud-based GRC Intelligence All businesses need a strategy and processes for governance, risk and compliance (GRC). Many still view GRC activity as a burdensome ‘must-do,’ approaching it reactively and managing it with non-specialized tools. GRC is a necessary business endeavor

Adopting A Cohesive GRC Mindset For Cloud Security

By Vidya Phalke | June 20, 2016

Cloud Security Mindset Businesses are becoming wise to the compelling benefits of cloud computing. When adopting cloud, they need a high level of confidence in how it will be risk-managed and controlled, to preserve the security of their information and

Today’s Risk and Compliance Landscape

By Vidya Phalke | February 3, 2015

Pervasive GRC: The Way Forward For the Long Term The Risk and Compliance Landscape In 2014, blue-chip companies racked up billions of dollars of losses due to un-managed risks and incidents of non-compliance. These risk and compliance failures resulted in

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

By Vidya Phalke | January 6, 2015

The Cloud In 2015 For organizations of all sizes, in 2014 the cloud emerged as a critical part of the default consideration set when implementing any new application – in large part due to the cloud’s proven ability to handle

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