Protect Your Regulated Data &
Ensure Industry Compliance

IT governance refers to a set of IT practices that align with your business strategies to ensure compliance and security in your respective industry. Businesses today struggle more and more with the IT compliance demands required of them - at a time when regulatory divergence is increasing. GDPR, the CCPA, and more abound. Still, many companies don't know where critical data is housed, if their networks are vulnerable to cyber threats, or if their clients' information is secure. By employing an effective IT governance and compliance strategy,  your organization can easily meet government regulations. Before choosing an IT governance model, you must first determine what exactly it is you need from that model.  Our compliance experts can help determine which model is best for your business, factoring in key elements such as: 

  1. Identify gaps in your current governance model.

  2. Recognize that governance changes will impact employees - so ask for their input.

  3. Set concrete business goals for IT spend, project timelines, upgrades, etc.

  4. Clearly define priorities and responsibilities, document new solutions, and prioritize employee education. 

  5. Ensure continued monitoring and performance optimization for any new solutions.

Cyber insurance can be a great option for companies that are looking to improve their resilience. That said, as ransomware attacks increase and compliance frameworks become more strict, many companies are being refused coverage for failing to meet security standards. Many insurance companies do not pay claims if the covered party fails to maintain a secure environment through a lack of documentation or controls. If your business is looking to pursue cyber insurance, you should work closely with your IT team to meet provider standards. Here are a few pointers:

  1. All information needs to be documented. Whether it's proof of encryption or cybersecurity training, establish a repository for insurance documentation.

  2. Look at all data points. This includes SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, as well as Marketing and Human Resources applications your departments may be using.

  3. Conduct a cybersecurity assessment ahead of renewal or application for coverage. This is a great way to improve your cyber posture and align daily processes with industry best practices.

 

IT Governance Solutions

Governance Roadmap

Identify Risk

Compliance starts with visibility. Conduct a 360° Security or Compliance Benchmark assessment.

Incorporate a Framework

Classify data according to the most relevant and restrictive compliance frameworks. Customize controls to meet organization-specific requirements.

Enforce Policies

Maintain data protection and retention policies, monitor user access, and field suspicious activity. 

Top Regulatory Compliance Frameworks

Top Regulatory Compliance Frameworks

  • GDPR

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is effective as of May 25, 2018. It affects all organizations that hold personal data on EU citizens, regardless of where the organization is based in the world. Implementing a data protection strategy that includes encryption and anti-malware security is vital.

    GDPR
  • HIPAA

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) applies to any organization that collects, stores or shares protected health info (PHI), including health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and providers who conduct financial and administrative transactions electronically, like hospitals.

    HIPAA
  • CIS

    The CIS Critical Security Controls provide a catalog of prioritized guidelines and steps for resilient cyber defense and information security mitigation approaches. This gives organizations an organized security action plan to stay compliant with major industry regulations like HIPAA, PCI DSS, and more.

    CIS
  • NIST

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity (NIST) framework consists of standards and best practices to manage cyber risk. It was developed with a focus on industries vital to national and economic security, including energy, banking, communications, and the defense industrial base.

    NIST
  • MITRE ATT&CK

    The MITRE ATT&CK (Adversarial Tactics, Techniques, and Common Knowledge) framework models cyber adversary behavior, attack lifecycles, and commonly targeted platforms. MITRE provides strategies across disciplines including intrusion detection, threat hunting, security engineering, risk management, etc.

    MITRE ATT&CK
  • PCI DSS

    The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of twelve security standards to ensure all companies and vendors that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card and financial information secure it to protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information (PII).

    PCI DSS
  • SOX

    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, aka the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act, responded to a number of major corporate and accounting scandals. All publicly-traded companies are required to comply, and a number of the Act’s provisions apply to privately held companies.

    SOX
  • ISO/IEC 27001

    ISO 27001 is an international standard published by the International Standardization Organization (ISO). It provides methodology for business information security management. The focus of ISO 27001 is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of a company’s information.

    ISO/IEC 27001