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Virginia Soper, JANUS Associates, Inc.

 Virginia  Soper Virginia Soper leads Compliance Consulting at JANUS Associates, Inc., the 'expert's expert' in security and controls. A founder of consulting at IBM, she also led its application development services globally serving major corporations and government organizations worldwide through pioneering technology projects, web-enabled concepts, network and security development. Simultaneously creative and practical, she has launched entrepreneurial emerging technology and new business solutions which embrace the best practices of software engineering as described in her publication Put Your Company at the Peak and in her IT Benchmark, acclaimed as best in the global marketplace by competitors and partners alike.

Presentation: "Good, Better, Best: Reducing cost, complexity, and risk in IT"

Track:   Improve Your Projects

Time: Monday 11:00 - 12:00

Location: SAS Dania

Abstract: In recent times, governance has become a word raising serious concern within international companies worldwide over inadequate levels of security and control in IT. How can software managers and developers anticipate heightened expectations of increased IT quality, functionality, ease-of-use, privacy, and protection while decreasing delivery time and cost?

The criticality of safeguarding an organisation's most valuable assets of information and technology against vulnerability, disaster, and fraud, while driving ever higher levels of efficiency, agility, and compliance, dictates a need for a guiding reference framework, best practices, and benchmarks for measurement.

Learn how various framework standards help meet multiple needs by bridging the gaps between technical issues, control needs, and business risks. Observe how 'CAVIAR' metrics present a dashboard of assurance for regulatory compliance that can lead to vast improvements in project deliverables. Recognize how potentially volatile scenarios of access threat involving internet applications, data, spreadsheets, instant messaging, and servers can be addressed through good, better, or best practices and control objectives.

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