What Are the Types of Audit Evidence?

If your organization is required to follow one or more compliance frameworks, an external third party may demand an audit to verify that your company has actually met those compliance standards. When an organization is undergoing an audit, it must provide audit evidence, such as financial statements, internal documents, logs, and emails. The auditor uses that evidence to reach a conclusion about whether or not the client organization has achieved compliance.


Security vs. Compliance: Understanding the Differences

As cyberattacks continue to proliferate, it’s clear that organizations must be prepared from both cybersecurity and compliance standpoints. It’s critical, however, to understand that while data security and compliance are both important for risk management and the prevention and mitigation of cyber attacks, the two concepts are definitely not the same.


ISO 27001:2013 compliance with Sysdig Secure

The ISO 27001 certification can make a difference when your business is tied with deploying cloud-native applications. Providing relevance and credibility in front of potential customers will show that your company takes security seriously, ensuring the client’s trust. We previously covered other compliance frameworks in our blog, like GDPR, HIPAA, NIST, and SOC 2. Those frameworks also show a strong commitment to security best practices.


Breaking it Down: The Difference Between InfoSec Compliance Types

Compliance is an essential part of any business. From a corporate perspective, it can be defined as ensuring your company and employees follow all laws, regulations, standards, policies and ethical practices that apply to your organization. In the context of information security, it means ensuring your organization meets the standards for data privacy and security that apply to your specific industry.


5 Reasons Every AEC Firm Should Care about CMMC

Since the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) was released in January 2020, there has been a lot of hand-wringing over what it means and who should actually care. This is especially true for AEC firms, many of which figure this regulation only applies to big system integrators and defense contractors like Northrup Grumman and Boeing. But CMMC isn’t just about large enterprises. Any organization that currently contracts with, or plans to contract with the U.S.


Supply Chain Security, Compliance, and Privacy For Cloud-Native Ecosystems

Think of the software supply chain as every software element in your organization—from software development of internal systems to open source or third-party enterprise software to vendors, partners, and even past suppliers who still hold access to company data or IT systems. Attacks on this software supply chain can damage individual departments, organizations, or entire industries by targeting and attacking insecure elements of your software fabric.


Slack Security: FERPA and HIPAA Compliance

During the pandemic, healthcare and education providers scrambled to adapt to providing services remotely, using tools like Slack, Google Drive, and Zoom to continue connecting with patients and students. McKinsey tracked a spike in the use of telehealth solutions in April 2020 that was 78 times higher than in February 2020. And, by some estimates, more than 1.2 billion children worldwide were impacted by school closures due to the pandemic — some of whom were able to learn remotely.


The Importance of Cybersecurity Standards and Certifications for SMBs

In today’s world with cyber attacks hitting the headlines daily, cybersecurity is at the forefront of many business owners’ minds, but implementing the right solutions and knowing what to do to reduce your risk is a big challenge for decision makers in these organizations. The task is even harder for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMB) that tend to lack extensive budgets and resources needed for implementing the most effective and high-brow cybersecurity solutions on the market.


How to Assure Your Compliance Strategy Evolves Over Time

Compliance is a constant issue that affects businesses in multiple ways every day. Not only must your compliance program address individual acts of misconduct; the program must assure that your organization follows laws, rules, and regulations overtime — every day, day after day, in perpetuity.