Year: 2012

Techniques to evaluate Cloud and Outsourced service models using AICPA and ISACA guidance

Recently, a user guide titled SOC 2SM User Guide for Report on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality or Privacy was released by ISACA, a global IT association with 100,000 members in 180 countries and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The guide is available at http://www.isaca.org/SOC2. In May 2011,…

ConfidentGovernance.com Delivers Cloud Governance on World’s Largest Commercial and Government Business Applications Platform the NEW AppExchange.com

ConfidentGovernance.com delivers patent pending innovative Cloud Security, Governance and Risk management compliance product portfolio on the world’s largest cloud computing marketplace, www.AppExchange.com developed and hosted by salesforce.com.  The brand new and revamped AppExchange acts as a transformational platform for companies to build, develop, customize and market their business driven applications and share with the rest of the world.…

Governance and Risk Management Failures at the Highest Levels in Society and its Impact on Daily Lives

India plunged into darkness due to the massive blackout in July due to a grid failure. The failure of the Northern, Eastern and North-Eastern grids forced more than 600 million people to be without electricity for hours. The largest single blackout in history of mankind. Many people ask is Governance and Risk management important for…

Sunshine of TRUST

There was a recent study that claimed to have figured a way that could create a more virtuous society. The decade long research suggested why some people give freely of themselves while others are cold-hearted louts, why some people cheat and steal while others you can trust with your life, why women tend to be nicer…

Principles for Effective Cloud Computing

Recently ISACA came up with the six principles of effective cloud computing to help enterprises manage the potential pressure points that begin to surface when cloud computing strategies diverge from internally provided IT services or traditional outsourced arrangements. Cloud computing if used effectively can deliver positive results. The problem arises when most enterprises have little…

2012’s Top 3 Cloud Trends

It has been fascinating past five years for innovations and evolution of Cloud Computing.  The old methods of virtualizations and outsourcing and network optimization packaged and delivered as mature Cloud offerings are reaching new heights. Cloud Computing certainly is NOT in its infancy if anyone was mistaken. 2012 promises to be an exciting year with…