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Fouad Khalil

VP of Compliance with extensive experience in the technology space with more than 25 years spanning disciplines in software development, IT support, program and project management and most recently IT Security and Compliance management. Key areas of focus include: Information Technology, Internal Controls over financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS, and HIPAA/HITECH compliance. Experienced in security training and awareness as part of corporate governance and regulatory compliance. ISACA Member & CISA Certified

cybersecurity, compliance, Privacy, audit, protected data

Privacy: Protect What Is Important
By Fouad Khalil on February 7, 2017

The concept of privacy has evolved over the years.  Looking back at recent history, privacy wasn’t really a big deal because only people who needed to know information about you were...

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cybersecurity, privileged identity management, identity and access management, compliance, audit

The never ending cycle: Cybersecurity, regulatory compliance & audit!
By Fouad Khalil on May 25, 2016

In my recent travels which spanned the globe and included stops in Hong Kong, Singapore and New Orleans, I had the pleasure and opportunity to network with a wide range of technology,...

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access controls, compliance, ssh key management, HIPAA, healthcare, audit

OCR Phase II Audit Has Launched - Time To Get Access Under Control
By Fouad Khalil on March 31, 2016

I recently attended the 24th National HIPAA summit in Washington, DC and had the opportunity to mingle and catch up with my compliance peers. I walked away realizing that the...

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cybersecurity, nist, compliance, Privileged access management

How are regulators & governing bodies taking on cybersecurity in 2016
By Fouad Khalil on March 15, 2016

A Little Bit of History (2014 – Today)  You don’t have to go back very far to discover common trends occurring across information security areas in all industries and government agencies...

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compliance, HIPPA, HITECH

HIPAA/HITECH! Another Tidal Wave – Does Anyone Remember Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX-404)?
By Fouad Khalil on November 20, 2015

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key management, nist, compliance, universal ssh key manager, trusted access, Tatu Ylönen

IT'S OFFICIAL - Security for Secure Shell Is A NIST Publication (7966)!!
By Fouad Khalil on November 3, 2015

In 1995 the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol was invented and it soon became the gold standard for data-in-transit security.  Today Secure Shell is one of the most widely used protocols in the...

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pci dss, pci controls, gap assessment

Assess Your PCI Compliance Before a QSA does!
By Fouad Khalil on September 25, 2015

As with any compliance framework we face, and we know many exist today, it is best we assess our state of compliance before an auditor arrives at the proverbial door.  PCI DSS is one...

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