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Vol. 10, December 10, 2007
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In This Issue

This month's feature articles include:

To Vista or Not to Vista?
Joe Dysart
Freelance Writer
Switching to Windows Vista is a decision that needs to be made carefully. Looking at the risks associated with Microsoft's latest operating system can help organizations make a decision that fits their strategic IT goals.

Keeping It Simple — An Overview of Data Privacy Compliance Requirements  
David Campbell
Director of Information Security and Business Continuity Planning, AccessData
Auditors can keep organizations from becoming the next big scandal by pointing out common compliance requirements for different data privacy laws and regulations.

Essential Aspects of an Effective Network Performance Audit
Nikhil Wagholikar
Information Security Analyst, NII Consulting
Ongoing assessments of an organization's Internet use, cable performance, e-mail server, and network management activities, can help auditors identify network problem areas before they become too costly to fix.

Also, check out our regular departments for the latest IT and audit information:

New Developments
Book provides essential information on computer forensics; U.S. government pushes for IT security skills baseline; report discusses how to achieve the best value from data analysis; survey provides insight into future IT security trends.

IT and Audit News
Secret backdoor could be present in new encryption standard; new update enhances security features on Apple operating systems; tips for managing GRC software; internal auditor discusses use of rules vs. internal policies.

Tech Practices Update
The Institute releases new guide on identity and access management.

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