Tag: Compliance Manager

Cyber Essentials: Your Essential First Step Towards Cybersecurity

August 12, 2022

Smaller businesses naively assume that nefarious rogue elements only target larger corporations. While cyberattacks on large companies may make headlines, it is the smaller businesses that are mostly targeted by cybercriminals. According to a 2022 study, a staggering 58% of small companies in the UK have no cybersecurity plan in place. Besides the lack of knowledge, the […]

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GDPR Compliance: Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

August 03, 2022

eSince its introduction, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has set a precedent for an undeterred approach to data privacy and protection. As a result, it has instilled fear among organizations of all sizes worldwide. Not complying with GDPR can lead to harsh fines or regulatory action. Let’s take a closer look at everything your […]

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HIPAA Compliance: Everything an IT Professional Needs to Know

July 26, 2022

For healthcare organizations, a cyberattack is not just a security issue but the beginning of a slew of financial and criminal penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). With the veritable treasure trove of data they collect, healthcare providers and hospitals have always been attractive targets for cybercriminals. This year alone, out […]

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Choosing the Right IT Compliance Solution is Critical to Your Security Assurance…and Your Success

July 25, 2022

Compliance standards and guidelines continue to gain traction and are being implemented in many industries, as well as across local and national government agencies. While some standards are optional, the majority are required and most levy hefty fines for non-compliance.  Popular opinion is that only companies within regulated industries need to worry about cybersecurity, believing that data protection […]

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Information Assurance (IA): A Detailed Guide

Every business today stores, manages and exchanges sensitive information that must be protected from cybercriminals lurking in the digital landscape. That makes it imperative for them to implement an information assurance (IA) strategy to reduce sensitive information’s exposure to risks and the impact of a given risk in accordance with internal security policies and any […]

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The ABCs of NIST CSF

July 19, 2022

In 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order (Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity) to address the growing impact of cybersecurity breaches in the United States.  The order directed the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create a “voluntary framework—based on existing standards, guidelines, and practices — for reducing cyber risks to critical infrastructure.” Government […]

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Why Should You be CIS v8 Compliant?

The CIS v8 standard was developed in 2008 by an international, grass-roots consortium, named the Center for Internet Security, which brought together companies, government agencies, institutions, and individuals from every part of the IT ecosystem (cyber analysts, vulnerability-finders, solution providers, users, consultants, policy-makers, executives, academia, auditors, etc.) who banded together to create, adopt, and support […]

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Security Assurance: A Definitive Guide

May 17, 2022

According to Accenture’s “State of Cybersecurity Resilience 2021” report, security attacks increased 31% from 2020 to 2021. The number of attacks per company increased from 206 to 270 year over year and there is no expectation that this will slow down in 2022. Merely implementing IT security policies and procedures isn’t sufficient to fend off […]

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Compliance Management Helps Cure HIPAA Regulation Anxiety

May 16, 2022

If you’re an IT professional that works for an organization covered by HIPAA — or you’re an MSP with clients who are covered –there’s a lot that you need to know…including some things that the executives within these organizations are not aware of!   HIPAA standards require covered organizations to have IT security and privacy […]

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Increase Revenue by Selling Compliance Services to New Markets

May 09, 2022

The financial and legal industries are among the most highly regulated in the country – typically bound to both government laws and industry regulations. Yet, financial firms expose more than 60% of all leaked records.   Law firms, certified public accountants (CPAs), and financial institutions often have clients who manage high-value data for their clients that serve healthcare […]

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