Posts Tagged ‘Iowa State Fair’

SMB PCI DSS Issues at the State Fair

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Yesterday I was at the Iowa State Fair literally all day; from 8am to around 8:30pm. Despite the 95 degree extremely humid weather it was such a fun day! The cloudy skies and nice breezes helped a lot. We didn’t get to probably half of the exhibits and activities. And I was *VERY* disappointed I didn’t see any of the at least 4 presidential hopefuls who were on the grounds; the place is so big I guess we were always in the wrong place at the right time.


Compliance and Information Security: Common Sense Confirmed

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

So many times I’ve heard business leaders complain that the data protection requirements within the multiple laws and regulations only hurt business; that they are not necessary and have no true impact on really protecting data…they are just bureaucratic hoops forced upon businesses to placate the politicians’ constituents by lawmakers who know nothing about the nuts and bolts of implementing information security…and that the cost of compliance is only hurts the business’ bottom line.