Cybersecurity and Regulatory Compliance Solutions
Act swiftly to implement your cybersecurity compliance program or risk failure to comply with NIST, HIPAA, ITAR, or CMMC.
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What’s at risk?
Cybersecurity regulations can be overwhelming, and it can be difficult to know which apply to your business and exactly what they require. Compliance can require a serious investment, but failing has serious risks: you could be prevented from bidding on contracts or partnering with other contractors. And if you are noncompliant and have a cybersecurity event that exposes personal data, it can damage your reputation and result in financial and/or criminal penalties.
To avoid all this, it’s essential to create your own cybersecurity compliance program and a culture of compliance in your organization. We’ve outlined the steps below, but feel free to tap our two decades of compliance expertise for more guidance.
We help with the following regulations
The National Institute of Standards and Technology created its Cybersecurity Framework in 2008, which other protocols, like HIPAA and CMMC, are based on. Organizations working directly or indirectly with the US government need to adhere to NIST guidelines for data-handling. Complying with NIST will help the overall security of any organization and ease compliance with other regulations.
We can clarify which NIST rules apply to you, and assist in developing and implementing your cybersecurity framework to ensure you fulfill the requirements.
6 steps to implementing a cybersecurity
The most efficient process for achieving and maintaining compliance
Assign a person or team to take ownership of your security compliance program. They need to be familiar with interdepartmental workflows, give regular updates on the program, and be the main point of contact during any security incident. Many organizations choose to outsource this role to a compliance expert.
The next step is to evaluate your risk and vulnerability. Review the risk level of each type of data you are responsible for. Determine where high-risk information is stored, transmitted, and collected and rate the risk of those locations accordingly.
Based on the results of steps 1 and 3, implement controls that fulfill your compliance obligations and address your risk factors. These can include firewalls, encryption, password policies, backups, vendor risk management, employee training, and insurance policies.
Implement Policies and Procedures
It is essential to build proof of compliance. Documenting your security activities and controls will ensure regulators, partners, customers, and employees have confidence in your organization.
Review and Test
Testing is crucial to maintaining security and compliance, and may be required by your industry. It allows you to know what is working and what is not, and will help identify any potential compliance issues. Examples include penetration testing, white-hat hacking, and mock phishing emails.