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IG Assessment Models: Use the right tool for the job

Publication: Information Governance World
Written by Robert Smallwood

Organizations are ramping up their Information Governance programs in today's risk and regulatory environment that increasingly emphasize the need to reduce information risks and costs while maximizing information value.

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What business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

Publication: TechCrunch
Written by Joel Wallenstorm

Real change will come when our leaders understand that data privacy and security can increase profitability and reliability. For example, the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council reports that an enterprise will spend as much as $50 million to protect 10 petabytes of data, and that $34.5 million of this is spent on protecting data that should be deleted. Serious efficiencies are waiting to be realized and serious cryptography can help.

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Data In, Insights Out

Publication: Corporate Compliance Insights
Written by Heidi Maher

Artificial intelligence could contribute multiple trillions to the global economy in the coming decade, but even while poor data quality becomes increasingly detrimental to businesses’ bottom line, AI is not yet being widely incorporated. Heidi Maher of CGOC discusses the widespread need for AI and machine learning.

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13 questions to ask to close the information governance gap

Publication: Health Data Management
Written by Heidi Maher

The answer is the piecemeal approach that most enterprises still take. Compliance, security, legal, records, IT and lines of business all set out their data requirements and are implementing solutions to meet them, but it’s difficult for executives to see the challenges across these functions. This lack of cross-functional coordination means enterprises remain saddled with siloed data sources, little management of data quality and lineage, few automate end-to-end data management processes, and inconsistent compliance with enterprise-wide requirements, such as the GDPR.

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The New Governance Pressures and How to Overcome Them

Publication: Forbes Technology Council
Written by Heidi Maher

Despite increasing executive support for IG programs, however, adoption of IG remains slow, and a recent study CGOC conducted flagged a significant gap between the perception that IG teams are progressing and the reality that processes remain immature.

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CGOC Survey Shows Enterprises Still Face High Risk from Immature Information Governance Processes

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The CGOC reports results of its 2018 Information Governance Benchmark Survey. The study reveals that many organizations trust the current state of their information governance (IG) processes more than their IG process maturity warrants. This gap between perception and reality increases organizational risk and vulnerability. These and other insights in the IG Benchmark Survey report are a call to action for organizations to improve IG processes.

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Compliance And Legal Teams: It’s Time To Get Smart About Machine Learning

Publication: Corporate Compliance Insights
Written by Heidi Maher

Compliance and legal teams are struggling to keep pace with an ever-evolving regulatory and legal landscape. In this environment, knowing the rules of the road can be every bit as difficult as ensuring employees follow them, which in turn can create critical gaps in both rule tracking and employee monitoring that lead to waste, fraud, abuse and other practices that put a company at risk. CGOC Executive Director, Heidi Maher share's 5 ways organizations can benefit from machine learning.

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How the new California data privacy act could impact all organizations

Publication: Information Management
Written by Heidi Maher

A Q&A with Matthew Nelson faculty member of CGOC and a co-founding member and current annual meeting program chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel's Information Governance Committee. He is also a published author and nationally recognized speaker. Learn the impact of the newly amended California Consumer Privacy Act on businesses and how they should be approaching the evolving privacy landscape.

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You’ve Been Breached! Now What?

Publication: SC Magazine
Written by Edward J. McAndrew

Cooperating with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Before and After a Cyberattack Can Help Companies Minimize Harm and Legal Exposure By Edward J. McAndrew Many companies that suffer a malicious cyber incident such as a breach hesitate to involve federal law enforcement, fearing an overbearing investigative process, loss of control over the incident response, additional pain or injury caused by law enforcement activities, and public court proceedings. Too often, they instead take minimal steps to such outreach – usually with an eye toward regulatory compliance, rather than helping to pursue cybercriminals and pursuing long-term information security. They then hunker down and hope they don’t experience another attack.

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Legal and compliance teams critical to machine learning success

Publication: Information Management
Written by Heidi Maher

This Q&A with Jake Frazier, CGOC Faculty Member and senior managing director at FTI Consulting on how machine learning is shaping the enterprise. For this article, I asked Jake about the new and complex challenges around the adoption of machine learning technologies in enterprises. Machine learning offers business users an unprecedented opportunity to take advantage of the massive amount of data they are collecting. However, machine learning is also increasingly important to legal and compliance teams.

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