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4 Key Steps to Automate IT Security Compliance
An unprecedented wave of security breaches has led to the establishment of technical standards, IT governance frameworks and laws designed to improve and

it audit security and governance  the performance of the IT staff, compliance metrics and audit results are now as important as system uptime and performance statistics. Many organizations are spending more than they need to on IT-related compliance work, because they haven t clearly defined the scope of what s necessary and sufficient for disclosure&8230;.However, the organization also must consider how IT support for compliance activities can be provided on an enterprise-wide basis for all compliance needs, rather than just implementin

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Governance, Risk, and Compliance Management


Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) issues are hot topics today, thanks to high-profile stories about companies that failed to meet regulatory requirements. In each case, executives were held accountable, stock prices dropped, and brand image suffered. Find out about cross-enterprise GRC solutions that can make it easier to monitor compliance and risk effectively, and adjust to changing regulatory mandates.

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How a Leading Vendor Embraces Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance


SAP AG has long committed to placing compliance at the core of its product suite, as the vendor has recognized the growing role of enterprise systems in assisting companies to meet the increasing challenges of corporate compliance and risk management.

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