Maybe this will help directors get up to speed on IT.
Okay, so it’s based on United States regulations, but the new IT Compliance Dictionary website can offer a valuable quick reference for Canadian organizations, too. (And if you do business in the US, well…)
It’s all based on the Unified Compliance Framework, which, according to Network Frontiers, the organization that produced the framework, is:
The only industry-vetted compliance database that reduces the regulatory maze to a much smaller set of “harmonized” controls, giving you a single point of management over hundreds of complex compliance requirements from around the world.
So that sounds pretty reliable. And it’s not just compliance. If you want to know the meanings of tech terms like WEP, WPA, kernel, malware, trojan, sniffing, MIME, deployment strategy, server, implementation and just about any other IT term you can think of, then check it out.
Craig Isaacs, CEO of Network Frontiers, points out that the Unified Compliance Framework is based on 500 authority documents from all over the world, including some Canadian legislation. So Canadian organizations can feel confident in using the IT Compliance Dictionary as a relevant resource.
First Reference Internal Controls, Human Resources and Compliance Editor