Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Developing a Records and Information Management Program

If your company needs to develop a Records and Information Management Program, do it:

A. When you have proper executive commitment and time to be proactive;

B. Right before you know you are going to have a lawsuit filed against your company; or

C. Never do it because it is only a drain on resources.

If you chose B,

Are you kidding me?

you may experience a major headache like one company who developed a “records program” as a way to destroy documents when already facing lawsuits and as a result got nailed for destruction of evidence.

If you chose C, you are like many people who feel there is no business benefit to a good RIM program. Not so--one of our clients won their company’s Business Process Improvement Award after 2 years of building their RIM program.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Developing a Records and Information Policy

If your company needs to develop a Records and Information Management Policy, do you:

A. Ignore the need, because the economy is bad, and there are lots of other priorities;


B. Take one off the internet and put your name on it;

C. Find the right resources, both internally and externally, because in a down economy, better information management can give you a competitive advantage and help protect against huge expense related to e-discovery

If you said A or B,

Are you kidding me?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

And you thought your computer security software was expensive…

In the last six (6) months, the U.S. Department of Defensive has spent more than $100 million dollars in defending its computer systems against daily cyber attacks. Read about it here.

Are you kidding me?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Recession hits stolen credit card market

Over-exposure of the stolen credit card data, such as the magnetic stripe information, into the market has rendered this information almost worthless in the world of cybercriminals. In mid-2007, stolen credit card data was worth $10 - $16 per record. Now, this value of this data has dropped to less than $0.50 per record. Read the account here.

Are you kidding me?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Never Doubt the Power of a Manila Folder

A chief terrorism officer resigned from the police force today after being photographed exposing a sensitive document containing the names of those about to be arrested in a terrorism investigation. The photographer was able to zoom in and read parts of the document marked “Secret.” Due to the picture, arrests had to happen that day instead of a few days later as originally planned.

Are you kidding me?