Author: 
Gregory J. Millman
Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 9, 2015

The controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account for official business should resonate in C-suites and boardrooms, where similar practices and their attendant risks are not uncommon.  An individual executive making a decision to create a private communication capability to avoid inspection or to avoid the discovery of a possible smoking gun is one concern, but what is equally if not more troubling is the realization that personal accounts are often more vulnerable to hacks than a given federal account. Bill Solms, President and CEO of Wave Systems Corp. told Risk & Compliant Journal, “If a [chief executive] of a corporation subject to Sarbanes-Oxley had conducted business affairs this way  it would have most certainly been a violation of that legislation.”