Compliance (14)

An Overview of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and How Does It Affect You?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. The new set of privacy laws protects the personal data of EU citizens and requires companies to disclose how they handle user information. These new regulations apply to any company that handles the personal data of EU residents, no matter where the company is based. Non-compliance with GDPR can result in hefty fines. The cyber security landscape has changed rapidly over the past few years with an increasing number of cyber attacks and breaches reported almost every day. Companies are also increasingly aware of their responsibilities for protecting customer data as well as other personally identifiable information (PII). This article goes over the importance of this law, how organizations around the world are affected by the law, the rights of data subjects under this law, and how organizations can ensure data protection under this law.

Compliance Challenges in the Cloud

Each cloud service provides a different amount of environmental control in IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS models thus creating compliance issues for business operating in the cloud. This blog post will give you an insight into compliance challenges in the cloud.

Policies, Standards and Guidelines for Compliance

There are a variety of policies, standards and guidelines that organizations can put in place to help ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Depending on the industry and business, these may include internal policies and procedures, external standards such as those promulgated by regulatory agencies, or voluntary guidelines issued by trade associations or other groups. By having and enforcing such policies, standards and guidelines, businesses can help minimize the risk of non-compliance and the potential penalties that may result.

The Foundations of a Successful Information Security Policy

A well-written policy statement is the foundation of a successful information security architecture. This serves as the foundation for all other directives, standards, processes, guidelines, and supporting documentation. Some key elements to consider before writing the policies to be compliant can be found below…

Information Protection: Balancing Costs and Benefits

Information protection serves to safeguard an organization’s priceless assets, including its information, hardware, and software.

Tailor Making the Perfect Policy for your Organizations Security

A good policy should: Be simple to grasp in order to suit the needs of a business. It is critical that the information supplied fulfills the needs of the target audience. All too frequently, subject matter experts write rules, standards, and procedures that are subsequently distributed to a wider audience. When the average reading and comprehension level in the workplace is that of a sixth grader, the content is frequently prepared at the college level (a 12- year-old). Be relevant. When developing policy, the writer may conduct research on other organizations and literally duplicate that text. It is critical, however, to ensure that whatever is written matches the demands of your unique company.

How to Sustain Compliance in Organizations

In this blog post, we will explore types of compliance, the importance of complying with the laws and regulations, and various steps that help us to stay compliant. Let’s start by defining what is compliance in simple terms…

Make Information Security a Priority with ISO2700

The goal of ISO 27002 is to give businesses advice on choosing, putting into place, and administering information security controls while taking into consideration their environment and appetite for threats to information security.

Basic Methods of Auditing

As a security professional, you understand the need for audits to safeguard the company’s information security. Analysing the security logs is equally essential. Security logs may provide a plethora of information on who is logging into the systems when they are logging in, and what they are doing. This data may be quite useful in detecting patterns and identifying possible security issues. Regularly auditing your security logs might assist you in keeping your systems safe and secure.

Information Security Management System and ISO27001

It is critical that businesses evaluate the risks to their information assets and put appropriate security controls in place given the increasing sophistication of the technology used by most organizations as well as the information gathered to carry out various business operations. However, this is a difficult process that necessitates the implementation of a dedicated security program in order to optimize business processes while dealing with such risks. Here, the adoption of the ISMS (information security management system) proves to be very beneficial. This article discusses the fundamentals of an information security management system, its importance, implementation guidance, and the benefits that result from its implementation for an organization.

You Need to Implement The NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Now!

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technologies), a division of the United States Department of Commerce, is in charge of developing metrics, standards, and technology to promote innovation and competitiveness in the field of science and technology. With the number of cybersecurity attacks on the rise, the NIST Cyber Security Framework was created to assist various organizations in improving their security posture. NIST CSF was created in conjunction with security professionals from the private sector and government agencies, and it is currently being used by a growing number of businesses throughout the world to design their own security frameworks. This article delves into the specifics of this framework as well as the advantages of implementing it.

Managing Governance, Risk, and Compliance for a Resilient Organization

GRC is an acronym that stands for Governance, Risk, and Compliance. This term was coined by OCEG (Open Compliance and Ethics Group) and refers to an organization’s strategy for managing governance, risk, and compliance requirements. GRC plays a vital role in managing an organization’s processes, contributing significantly to its resiliency and operational efficiency.

Data Classification: Secure your Data by First Understanding your Data

Many businesses rely on data as a driving factor. Data is collected, processed, and stored by businesses for a variety of reasons. This data is typically sensitive, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, driving license information, and so on. This information should be kept safe from unauthorized disclosure, modification, or theft at all times. Moreover, companies are under regulatory obligation to implement essential security controls to protect the gathered data. This article explains what is data classification and how it helps an organization maintain the security of its data.

The Role of Security Policies in an Organization

Organizations nowadays store and process vast amounts of data that must be safeguarded against threats. As a result, protection measures must be devised in accordance with the company’s business and security requirements. The company’s top management bears the ultimate responsibility for information asset protection. They must be knowledgeable of all security laws and regulations that the company is required to follow, and they must ensure that every employee understands the importance of security. As a result, it is critical that the company’s executive management enforce a strong security program that not only protects its assets but also generates a favorable return on investment.