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Posts by Linnea Solem

05/18/2017

SOC It To Me in 2017 – Preparing for the SSAE 18, Part II

My last blog, SOC it To Me in 2017 – Preparing for the SSAE 18 highlighted the changes and differences to the planning, scoping, and execution of an SSAE 18 engagement from the service organization’s point of view. For part II, I plan on sharing tips on the downstream implications to third party risk and the…

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05/02/2017

SOC it To Me in 2017 – Preparing for the SSAE 18

Last year, I published a blog called SOC it 2 Me in 2016 regarding understanding the types of external assurance audits, including a comparison of SOC 1 and SOC 2 engagements. Post the transition from the “SAS 70” era and a few cycles of SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 engagements; the Auditing Standards…

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03/15/2017

Is the New York Cybersecurity law a turning point?

The Ides of March is a historical reference to a turning point in world history with the shift in power in Roman history, following the assassination of Julius Caesar. That turning point triggered a civil war and the creation of the Roman Empire. Given the historical references of the Ides of March in world literature,…

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01/30/2017

Privacy: Politics or Perception?

Each year on January 28th, organizations around the world celebrate Data Privacy Day to come together to showcase a commitment to the privacy of personal information. Email privacy, whistleblowing, and surveillance were all headline topics the past year. Given today’s technology and shifts in regulation expectations, programs need to adapt to address compliance from multiple…

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01/12/2017

The Future of Email Privacy

While 2016 is behind us, many organizations are putting together year in review lists, and hot topics for 2017.  Uncertainty abounds on regulatory priorities, especially in financial services. However, one topic has emerged from last year as a continued hot topic for a privacy professional like myself. That topic is the future of email privacy….

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01/11/2017

The Future of Email Privacy

While 2016 is behind us, many organizations are putting together year in review lists, and hot topics for 2017.  Uncertainty abounds on regulatory priorities, especially in financial services. However, one topic has emerged from last year as a continued hot topic for a privacy professional like myself. That topic is the future of email privacy….

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10/31/2016

Halloween Happenings – What’s scaring your Risk, Privacy & Security Professionals?

Hacking and data breaches have continued to dominate media headlines, putting a stronger emphasis on Cyber Security. However, there are other emerging terms that are creating goosebumps, scary dreams, and keeping compliance professional up at night. This past week, over 400 attendees at the 14th annual Executive Women’s Forum, conference with a theme focused on…

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