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Cybersecurity Audit Checklist

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Published 12/19/2019

Today’s network and data security environments are complex and diverse. There are hundreds of pieces to a security system and all of those pieces need to be looked at individually and as a whole to make sure they are not only working properly for your organization, but also safe and not posing a security threat to your company and your data or the data of your customers. Risk management and risk assessments are important parts of this process. Data loss and data breaches are detrimental to your organization and can make or break a company, especially if a breach causes other organizations to lose confidence in your ability to keep yours and their data secure. For this reason, it is absolutely critical for you to…

Preparing for an ISO 27001 and 27002 Audit

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Published 08/12/2019

Preparing for an ISO 27001 and 27002 Audit Getting your certification for ISO 27001 is a complex and time-consuming endeavor. But for many organizations, it’s worth the effort. That’s because ISO 27001 is the international standard for Information Security Management System (ISMS). Being able to say you’re “ISO 27001 certified” tells stakeholders that your organization is serious about protecting the security and privacy of their information. Stakeholders include your current and future clients, business partners, suppliers, and customers. In this day and age, that’s no small claim. And in fact, ISO 27001 certification is a must for many enterprises that do business with you. Mere ISO 27001 compliance isn’t always enough. To become certified as ISO compliant, you must pass…

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Understanding the PCI Levels of Compliance

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Published 07/16/2019

Understanding the PCI Levels of Compliance While every merchant and service provider that processes, stores, or transmits credit card data must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), not all must travel the same path to PCI compliance. The amount of risk an organization faces depends on a variety of factors. Recognizing these differences, the PCI Security Standards Council developed four compliance levels for merchants and two for service providers. The level an enterprise belongs depends upon:     How many credit card transactions it processes in a year, and      Whether it has suffered a breach or cyberattack resulting in compromise of credit card or cardholder data. The entities with the most stringent and…

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Here’s Why Regulatory Compliance Is Important

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Published 03/01/2018

The phrase regulatory compliance comes with the onomatopoetic groaning sound made by most people involved in it. Despite what many consider the drudgery of rules and pedantic details, regulatory compliance offers several benefits for companies. Why Regulatory Compliance is an Important Part of Business Today Any compliance officer will tell you that financial safety is the first benefit associated with regulatory compliance. Regulatory noncompliance costs organizations steep penalties. More importantly for the c-suite, regulatory compliance provides guidance that helps businesses succeed.  Compliance law evolved to help create parity in the marketplace while offering consumers a sense of security. Enterprises need compliance to prosper ethically. Often, however, regulatory requirements feel like a quagmire dragging down profitability. Easing compliance management burdens with…