Tag: compliance

PCI DSS Compliance: Everything You Need to Know

November 03, 2022
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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data shows that credit cards were responsible for 42,545 fraud reports filed in 2022. This alarming statistic clearly points to the importance of protecting cardholder data, especially as economies worldwide move toward cashless and contactless payment systems. If you accept payment cards for goods or services, you must address the […]

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A Guide to CMMC Compliance

September 16, 2022

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) introduced the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) as a method to determine if an organization meets the cybersecurity requirements for storing and handling sensitive data. Whether you are an existing or prospective member of the defense industrial base (DIB) or a managed service provider (MSP) with clients aiming to […]

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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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Why Should You be CIS v8 Compliant?

July 19, 2022

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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A Guide to Governance, Risk and Compliance

May 27, 2022
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It takes more than the occasional effort to tackle the risks businesses face today. Businesses of all sizes are looking to adopt structured approaches to manage risks systematically and proactively to ensure information security and compliance. Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) is one such approach that ensures business activities, such as IT operations, align with […]

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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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Protect yourself and your clients before — as well as after — a breach

April 25, 2022

Cyber insurance continues to be a hot topic…and a hot commodity. According to a recent article in The Harvard Business Review, “The severity of financial consequences has been profound. Ransoms have rocketed from five-figure price tags into the millions, including $10 million reportedly paid by Garmin. Several ransom demands were far higher before being negotiated […]

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