This week may be a holiday for many of us, but there is still governance, compliance and risk issues to contemplate and analyze. Spruce up the conversation at the kids' table with a little talk of cloud computing and eDiscovery and teach the next generation that the future is now.

Unified Security Solution for Governance Portal

Protiviti Inc., a global business consulting and internal audit firm, has introduced the first product in its new Governance Portal for Information Technology series. The product is a security solution directed at mitigating data security risks and avoiding costly data breaches and reputation damage.

The Governance Portal is an industry-leading governance, risk and compliance software platform that allows organizations to address multiple GRC objectives.

Giving companies a tool to determine whether their existing security control environments meet various international regulations and standards, including EU Data Directive, ISO 27001, PCI, GLBA, HIPAA, AICPA and PIPEDA will no doubt be invaluable. Organizations can begin to diagnose and understand where information security problems occur so they can take steps to certify, comply, interpret or prioritize security-related initiatives.

Addressing Cloud Computing Compliance

The experts at Information Law Group have begun to tackle the growing issue of cloud computing and its legal implications. In their latest articles they attempt to answer the question that may be on minds of many companies.

Do the compliance concerns threaten the Cloud computing model or potentially reduce the cost benefits it promises?

The Information Law Group addresses both the compliance issues facing end users as well as how cloud providers can make it easier and more transparent for clients to get the information they need to have confidence that their concerns have been addressed.

The article does more to prompt discussion rather than it does to solidify answers. Cloud computing issues made the list of eDiscovery trends to watch for in 2010, get a head start and read the full article here.

2010 as a Watershed Year for eDiscovery 

As you arrive at the office next week recovering from turkey-induced comas and family-induced stress, take a load off by thinking about eDiscovery.

On Tuesday, December 1 at 1 p.m. CST join the folks at RenewData as they look towards the new year and how organizations need to manage and consider their electronically stored information (ESI) due to changes with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP).

In the free webinar, RenewData is partnering with Brian Hill of Forrester to host a “2010 as a Watershed Year for eDiscovery - The Top Trends Entering the New Year”.

From top trends to risk management, the webinar aims to provide solutions for being better prepared for the upcoming year. Hill will share insight from clients and discuss how one can prepare for key eDiscovery changes well in advance. 

Don’t miss the chance to get a head start on 2010. Go to for more information or to register for the webinar.