The Benefit of Strategic IT Governance

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 cyberthreats, 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. Consider these key aspects when developing your IT governance model:

  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.

 

Common Compliance Frameworks

 

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

ISO 27001 is an international standard published by the International Standardization Organization (ISO). It describes how to manage information security in a company. It was written by the world’s top experts in the field of information security and provides methodology for the implementation of information security management in an organization. The focus of ISO 27001 is to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of a company’s information. The latest revision of this standard was published in 2013 and its full title is now ISO/IEC 27001:2013. The standard can be implemented in any kind of organization, profit or non-profit, private or state-owned, small or large.

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.

The CIS Critical Security Controls (previously known as the SANS Top 20 security controls), developed by the Center for Internet Security, 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 and standards like HIPAA, PCI DSS, and more.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act, was enacted in response to a number of major corporate and accounting scandals. All publicly-traded companies are required to comply with SOX, and a number of the Act’s provisions apply to privately held companies.

This framework consists of standards, guidelines, and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk. It was developed with a focus on industries vital to national and economic security, including energy, banking, communications, and the defense industrial base.

Cybercriminals are exploiting technological vulnerabilities to gain access to sensitive electronic data that can cause severe financial losses for entities regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and New York consumers. The NYDFS issued 23 NYCRR Part 500 – Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies – to ensure that the financial services industry maintains certain minimum cybersecurity standards to protect consumers and ensure that its systems are sufficiently constructed to prevent cyberattacks to the fullest extent possible.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires covered entities to protect the privacy and security of an individual’s Protected Health Information (PHI) among its other requirements. HIPAA applies to any organization that collects, stores or shares PHI, including health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and healthcare providers who conduct certain financial and administrative transactions electronically, like doctors and hospitals.

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Enterprise Security

The components of our defense in depth approach are available as managed services, which provide more consistent threat mitigation. 

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Email Security

The components of our defense in depth approach are available as managed services, which provide more consistent threat mitigation. 

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Regardless of your company size, industry, or framework, iCorps can help you meet your IT governance and compliance needs, across platforms.

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As a Gold Tier Partner, iCorps is uniquely qualified to help implement strategic security solutions for your end-users' mobile and BYOD devices.

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Whether you need to fully outsource your IT, or have us support internal staff, iCorps outsourced programs provide scalable capabilities around your unique business. 

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Professional Services

With a proven track record and 25+ years of experience, iCorps has helped clients in the professional services industry take control of their IT to become more secure, compliant, and efficient organizations. 

Compliance Frameworks: Vendor Best Practices (IRS, State, Etc.)

Essential Recommendations: 

  • Managed Security
  • Email Threat Protection
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • End Point Detection and Response
  • Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS)

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Life Sciences

From BioTech to Healthcare to Pharmaceutical firms, our experts have worked extensively with Life Sciences firms to ensure their IT is secure, compliant, and driving innovation.

Compliance Frameworks: HIPPA, HITECH, FDA, GDPR, ENISA

Essential Recommendations: 

  • Managed Security
  • Email Threat Protection
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • End Point Detection and Response
  • Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS)

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Legal Services

For over 25 years, iCorps has helped clients in the legal services industry take control of their IT to become more secure, compliant, and efficient organizations. 

Compliance Frameworks: FRCP / ESI

Essential Recommendations: 

  • Managed Security
  • Email Threat Protection
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • Cloud Access Security Broker
  • End Point Detection and Response
  • Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS)

Legal Services

FINRA Regulations

Financial Services

iCorps has proven success in helping various businesses within the Financial Services industries become more secure, compliant and efficient with their technology.

Compliance Frameworks: FFEIC / FINRA / OCC / FDIC / SEC

Essential Recommendations: 

  • Managed Security
  • Managed Email Security
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • Cloud Access Security Broker
  • End Point Detection and Response
  • Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS)

Financial Services

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Construction

Our sharp team of IT experts and 25+ years of experience serving construction and development industry can help you achieve mobility, agility, and growth.

Compliance Frameworks: Client Requirements / State / Job

Essential Recommendations: 

  • DNS Firewall
  • Managed Security
  • Managed Email Security
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • End Point Detection and Response

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