These podcasts are a convenient and effective way to communicate insights, trends and best practices of IT GRC -- a critical IT domain that is still shrouded in confusion. Marc's work as an industry analyst has helped shape and bring much-needed clarity to this space, so we are very excited to have him share his insights through these sessions.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 12, 2009
Active Compliance Inc., an industry-leading provider of IT risk and compliance management solutions, today announced the launch of its podcast series titled Leading Practices for IT Compliance Management. Presented by Marc Othersen, chief technology officer of Active Compliance and an IT GRC (governance, risk and compliance) pioneer, the four-part series will outline and discuss the characteristics of successful IT compliance programs. Sessions will be released over the next three weeks and can be accessed at Active Compliance PodCast Series.
Consistent with Active Compliance's leadership role in the industry, these educational podcasts will explore the four key building blocks of a sustainable IT compliance program -- maintaining an authoritative control framework, controlling testing and remediation, compliance analysis and reporting, and control integration into IT operations -- while presenting best practices for sustainable and effective IT compliance programs.
All sessions will be hosted and presented by Marc Othersen, who brings more than 15 years of experience as a proven technology visionary in the IT GRC space. Prior to joining Active Compliance, Othersen spent time as an industry analyst for Forrester Research covering the areas of IT GRC and its consolidation with enterprise GRC programs.
"We remain committed to providing IT professionals with educational, product-agnostic information in fresh and innovative ways," said Dennis Ehle, CEO of Active Compliance. "These podcasts are a convenient and effective way to communicate insights, trends and best practices of IT GRC -- a critical IT domain that is still shrouded in confusion. Marc's work as an industry analyst has helped shape and bring much-needed clarity to this space, so we are very excited to have him share his insights through these sessions."
"IT leaders today are faced with numerous compliance issues, including unknown compliance requirements, excessive controls and inconsistent and expensive testing cycles," said Othersen. "Through these podcasts, we'll explore how organizations worldwide have tackled these challenges through sustainable IT compliance programs based on proven best practices."
The first podcast in the series, titled Leading Practices for IT Control Libraries, is available now at Active Compliance PodCast Series. Future podcasts will be posted over the next three weeks and made available at this same location.
About Active Compliance
Active Compliance provides IT risk and compliance management applications for large IT organizations in highly regulated industries. Our flexible solutions provide the processes and technology to reduce the cost, time and complexity of complying with a wide array of regulatory mandates. By translating today's multiple regulatory requirements into measurable and testable policies and controls that are specifically relevant to IT, Active Compliance enables IT organizations to increase in-compliance rates while reducing the costs and resources needed for compliance measurement, testing, reporting and remediation. To learn more about Active Compliance, visit http://www.ActiveCompliance.com.