Cyber Security Consulting

Cybercrimes and data breaches have increased dramatically over the last 12 months. Meanwhile, companies are required to respond to evolving global compliance regulations. Are your cybersecurity and compliance strategies aligned? Often these two areas are not working together, and it can lead to increased business risk for your organization. Adopting a framework like NIST 800-53, ISO27K, SOC2, NIST CSF across your organization can unify disparate departments that should be collaborating on compliance and IT security initiatives.

 

Typical Challenges

  • Lack of security personnel on staff to meet your needs
  • Lack of a written security program with limited documentation to meet current risk environment
  • Unable to present to senior management, the board, and external assessors or regulators
  • Lack of accurate documentation of the network infrastructure.

  • Inability to effectively plan system changes and quickly identify the potential impact of such changes.

  • Lack of procedural documentation for managing change within the department.  

 

Assess, Remediate, and Maintain (ARM)

Our extensive security standards library is available in our risk assessment platform.  Current and emerging standards including the following:

(PCI, ISO, NIST, CMMC, NYS-DFS, and SOC II)

  • We provide access to control-level standards that are used as the backbone for building survey, assessment, and mapping projects within the Compu-Netics compliance services.
  • Due to regular updates to the regulatory standards as they change and grow over time, we support the reduction in your compliance complexity as standards evolve.

 

Assess Once, Report across multiple security standards

  • Industry-specific solutions are available for manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, energy, oil and gas, retail merchants, and others.
  • Multi-regulation mappings allow the re-use of gathered evidence. Assess for ISO 27001 Certification, and use the gathered results and evidence to determine alignment with HIPAA, PCI, GDPR, NIST, CJIS, etc.
  • Custom framework support and custom security standards allow you to support your organization’s unique requirements.

 

 

 

 

Medical device manufacturers continue to develop new, highly sophisticated, and increasingly connected products. However, this increased connectivity brings massive risks that will affect both providers and patients. Even though these companies continue to heavily invest in the development of new medical device technologies, more often than not, these organizations lack the security expertise and resources to ensure high levels of security are built into these products. Many devices employ new protocols, platforms, and middleware solutions that have not been thoroughly vetted for security issues. The end result, not much to anyone’s surprise, is a huge slew of devices that are easily compromised by hackers.

 

Our People, Process, and Technology provide deeper insights into the quantity and security of devices on your wire.  Today's regulatory requirements are burdensome and require each entity to manage the current status of patches applied to all devices on the wire. 

 

 

Compliance as a Service

We provide more than just traditional IT governance, risk, and compliance. Our security and risk professionals use the standardized Compu-Netics methodology to align compliance programs with business priorities, communicate the value of those programs to senior executives, and manage risks associated with security and compliance. 

 

Our Methodology 

Sharing the compliance burden Compu-Netics dedicated compliance specialists help ease the burden of assessment processes by managing your assessment projects for you. We automate our policy development and management to help clients maintain efficiency around compliance.

 

Evolving regulatory requirements and standards Compu-Netics regularly updates and maintains current control-level references to most current and emerging standards. 

 

High-level and actionable risk-based insight Compu-Netics customizes a variety of dashboards and views for different business rules to enable clients to quickly receive and understand the information they require to make informed business decisions.

 

Understand your compliance maturity level Compu-Netics can help you understand your compliance maturity level, get visibility into risks associated with your critical assets, and help you protect those assets with the appropriate controls.

Classify assets despite changing business environments Compu-Netics can help you get a holistic view of your environment, delivering the valuable information and insight needed to classify assets and drive compliance initiatives for those that are most critical to your business strategy.

 

Typical Challenges

  • Multiple regulations or industry standards add complexity.
  • Maintaining an efficient compliance program with limited resources to meet current compliance requirements.
  • Complying in a repeatable way, presenting compliance status to senior management, the board, and external auditors or regulators.

 

Technology Key Features

The Compu-Netics Risk Assessment Platform includes an extensive regulatory standards and frameworks library. The Software as a Service (SaaS) platform is utilized on all our assessments and covers current and emerging standards including PCI, HIPAA, ISO, NIST, CMMC, NYS-DFS, GDPR, CCPA, CPRA, CJIS, SOX, SOC1&2, FDICIA, and GLBA.

  • Access to control-level standards that are used as the backbone for building survey, assessment, and mapping projects within the Compu-Netics compliance services.
  • Regular updates to the regulatory standards as they change and grow over time, reducing your complexity of keeping up to speed as standards evolve.

 

Assess one control and report on multiple security and regulatory standards

  • Industry-specific solutions are available for manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, energy, oil and gas, retail merchants, and others.
  • Multi-regulation mappings allow the re-use of gathered evidence. Assess for ISO 27001 Certification, and use the gathered artifacts and evidence and results to determine alignment with HIPAA, PCI, GDPR, NIST, CJIS, etc.
  • Custom framework support and custom security standards allow you to support your organization’s unique requirements.

 

Move away from using spreadsheets to manage your internal audits and compliance initiatives

  • Move your compliance data to a centralized platform tuned for reporting on multiple assessment projects in tandem.
  • Ease the burden of annual audits and assessments with the use of an integrated and full-service platform tuned to deliver actionable insights into risk potential within your organization across multiple business units.
  • Full integration of your vulnerability assessment tools and ticketing platforms with Compu-Netics solution
  • Track asset vulnerabilities from discovery through remediation with trend-based “period-of-time” reporting and point-in-time views of remediation stages.

 

Benefits We Deliver

Tackle multiple requirements and policies at once — Compu-Netics Managed Compliance offering enables your organization to tackle the burden of achieving compliance across multiple regulatory requirements, as well as ensure that your business units are adhering to your own internal corporate governance priorities.

 

Less time assessing, more time addressing gaps — We streamline the assessment process through custom-built automation workflows to reduce time and effort to assess, giving your employees the ability to focus on their core responsibilities. 

Seamless integration with existing departments — For organizations that have designated risk and compliance departments, we integrate seamlessly with their teams to make them more efficient and allow them to effectively guide the business strategy through risk management principles.

 

Compu-Netics helps companies build a robust and efficient compliance process so that their regulatory requirements. We take a holistic approach to architecting and delivering a compliance program designed to simplify enterprise diverse environments and accomplish specific customer goals.

 

Find out how Compu-Netics can help you comply with industry regulations and more by contacting us for additional information.

 

 

 

Compliance is a Marathon.....not a Sprint

 

Managing Cyber threats requires complete visibility to effectively make intelligent decisions about cyber threats. Cybersecurity compliance requirements are forcing Corporate Risk Managers to become more engaged with determining corporate cyber posture.   With the most recent rollout of the mandatory Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for all Department of Defense (DOD) suppliers, it won’t be long before the commercial marketplace adopts a similar requirement.  Increasing cyberattacks, lack of cybersecurity professionals, and mandatory cyber certifications are coming soon.  These new regulatory requirements will force the adoption of the NIST, ISO, and GDPR frameworks.  With more MSSPs and SOCs surfacing around the nations, CISOs will be re-evaluating in-house vs outsourcing of cybersecurity services.  Join in the discussion to learn more about these new compliance regulations and trends.

 

Over the years we have confirmed from experience that compliance is truly a marathon and not a sprint.  Our experienced Compliance Professionals will guide your internal team to not only achieve initial compliance but create a design that will provide a long-term strategy for success with automated efficiency. Many executives are rightly frustrated about paying immense and growing compliance costs without seeing clear benefits. And yet they continue to invest—not because they think it’s necessarily productive but because they fear exposing their organizations to greater liability should they fail to spend enough. Employees, too, often resent compliance programs, seeing them as a series of box-checking routines and mindless training exercises. In our view, all this expense and frustration is tragic—and avoidable.

 

All compliance standards do not apply to all companies, but many companies will feel the pain and expense as they attempt to work toward a compliant state. We can support your team with proven techniques to get your enterprise going in the right direction. We augment your compliance efforts with tools and techniques to efficiently manage your corporate compliance risk.  Together, we can reduce the complexity and overall “cost of compliance” while helping mature the internal business processes with solutions built on industry standards and best practices. Successful compliance programs foster a team culture is a valued trait. This leads to a transformation in organizations and positively impacts bottom lines.

 

 

 

In 2020, Thomson Reuters carried out its annual survey on the cost of compliance and the challenges financial services firms expect to face. The survey is in its eleventh year and generated a record rate of responses from compliance professionals worldwide.

Topics Covered:

Challenges in the coming year for boards & compliance

Culture and conduct risk concerns 

Budgets 

Personal liability 

Technology and outsourcing

Concerns Arising as a Result of Covid-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payment Card Industry - Digital Security Standard (PCI-DSS)

PCI-DSS is a set of security standards designed for companies or merchants that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information. The standard or regulation is imposed by the credit card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover). The PCI-DSS certification provides assurance that a company has put in place the controls required by the standard and passed a rigorous assessment of each requirement for securing credit card information.  

 

Last year alone, consumers made $454 billion worth of online purchases, and online sales grew 16%. As a result, consumers have entered unprecedented amounts of personal information into countless retail sites and payment apps like Venmo and Paypal. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is an important industry standard developed for the protection of credit, debit, and cash card owners against theft. The stakes have never been higher for PCI DSS compliance – from the potentially monstrous fines to long-lasting damage to a non-compliant brand’s reputation.

 

We provide clients with initial gap assessments and consulting services in support of their compliance efforts. Not only do we know the regulations, but we also can help you understand the best ways to achieve compliance – we call it “the spirit” of the PCI controls.

 

 

 

HIPAA and HITECH
Compliance mandates such as HIPAA [Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act] and HITECH, [Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act] require all patient data to be digitized and meet specific security and privacy standards, However, as more patient data is captured and data volumes grow, increased complexity will require more sophisticated data management approaches.

HIPAA has also placed an increased emphasis on the management of vendors, which directly affects healthcare enterprise compliance obligations. Therefore, it's necessary for IT departments to perform due diligence and make sure they work with HIPAA-compliant cloud service vendors.

 

As required by section 13402(e)(4) of the HITECH Act, the Secretary must post a list of breaches of unsecured protected health information affecting 500 or more individuals. The Breach Portal - Notice to the Secretary of HHS Provides details on Breach of Unsecured Protected Health Information is a great location to review and learn about others in your industry.  

 

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