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Tag Archive: Cyber Security Compliance Program

GDPR Compliance Lagging Behind

In 2017, the General Data Protection Regulation caused a lot of panic among many business owners who knew the deadline to become compliant was May 2018. Here we are approaching September 2018 and studies have shown that GDPR compliance rates are indeed low, three months in. Reports from the Business Industry Information Association (BIIA) show that only 20 percent of firms…
Monday, August 27, 2018

What is HIPAA Compliance?

HIPAA Compliance stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and is a U.S. federal law enacted in 1996 as an attempt at incremental healthcare reform. It was subsequently revised in 2009 with the ARRA/HITECH Act and again in 2013 with the Omnibus Rule. Prior to HIPAA, there was no generally accepted set of security standards or general requirements for protecting health information in…
Monday, March 26, 2018

PCI DSS 3.2 : Are You Compliant?

If you work for a company who takes card payments from customers over the phone, you are responsible for keeping that data as safe and secure as possible. This is not just to protect your customers but to protect your business as well. PCI DSS 3.2 was introduced in April 2016, and it’s been considered best practice in the industry since…
Monday, March 19, 2018

GDPR Compliancy Date Looming

The GDPR clock is winding down, are you one of the companies scrambling to understand what exactly it is and what you are required to do to be compliant? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a mandate that applies to all companies that conduct business with EU residents, regardless of where they are located. The deadline to meet GDPR…
Monday, March 12, 2018

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Another compliance that is affecting companies with their technology and security is NIST. Compliance with NIST standards and guidelines has become a top priority in many high tech industries today. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is a non-regulatory government agency that develops technology, metrics, and standards to drive innovation and economic competitiveness at U.S based organizations in the science and…
Monday, March 5, 2018

System and Organization Controls (SOC) Reporting

System and Organization Controls (SOC) is a suite of service offerings CPA’s may provide about system-level controls of a service organization or entity-level controls of other organizations. Internal control reports on the services provided by a service organization providing valuable information that users need to assess and address the risks associated with an outsourced service. It consists of SOC for Service…
Monday, February 26, 2018

Cybersecurity Compliance Program Overview

Are you being hounded by your Suppliers and/or Customers to get Compliant? There are an average 201 cyber compliance updates per day issued from over 750 regulatory bodies worldwide. Sound scary? It doesn’t have to be. The trick is your organization needs to get out in front of any compliance and regulations your business has an obligation to meet. Cybersecurity…
Monday, February 12, 2018

Why Corporate Compliance is Important

No matter what industry your organization is in, corporate compliance should be an essential part of operations. Even more so now, with all of the new regulations being placed on organizations. What is corporate compliance? It is the process of making sure your company and employees follow the laws, regulations, standards, and ethical practices that apply to your organization. Following internal…
Monday, February 5, 2018

Cybersecurity and the Role of Internal Audit

Most organizations are still wrapping their heads around the new compliance and regulations their business now must tackle before they are deemed non-compliant and incur penalties. All too many of these organizations are still trying to figure out where to start. Internal audit has a critical role in helping organizations in the ongoing battle of managing cyber threats by providing an…
Monday, January 29, 2018

Cybersecurity Compliance Facts and Figures

Fact: Do you know there are an average 201 Cyber Compliance updates per day issued from over 750 regulatory bodies worldwide? Cybersecurity compliance is still a new concept to many organizations, especially Manufacturers since it was a little slower to hit their industry. New standards and regulations are hitting daily and it’s difficult for organizations to keep up on the…
Monday, January 15, 2018