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How to Handle a Data Breach Within Your Company

Prevention, they say, is better than cure. Most companies have put in place stringent data security measures to prevent any kind of breach. However, following recent security breaches of tech-savvy giants like Twitter, Target, and Gmail, it's clear that no company is 100% immune to a breach. Therefore, businesses must draw an action plan for handling a data breach should the security and prevention measures fail. Here's a comprehensive data breach response guide every company should implement when the situation calls for it.
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Project Management Lessons Learned From Risk Management

While risk management can be draining, it offers crucial lessons that enable managers to implement projects efficiently. If you undertake a thorough risk analysis before any project, you'll identify all the gaps and create mitigation strategies. This way, you'll save time and resources.
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Improve Workflow Collaboration with Slack Integration for ZenGRC

Not long ago, we’d say “slack” to describe not working, as in “slacking on the job.” With the advent of the Slack app, though, the term has become synonymous with productivity. And Slack’s ability to work in tandem with hundreds of applications makes this popular team communication and collaboration tool even more useful.

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Data Protection Vs. Cyber Security: Why You Need Both

In recent years, both large and small organizations have been affected by data breaches. Business owners, C-suite executives, and CIOs face the reality that they can be a target of security breaches at any time. These incidents can jeopardize your organization's credibility besides leading to financial and productivity losses.

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ISO 27001 Firewall Security Audit Checklist

Because of additional regulations and standards pertaining to information security, including Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and ISO 27001, organizations are putting more emphasis on compliance as well as the auditing of their cybersecurity policies and cybersecurity controls.

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How to Implement Effective Compliance Testing

Compliance testing, also known as conformance testing, is a periodic, independent, and objective assessment of compliance-related processes and/or controls. The goal of compliance testing is to determine whether the elements, processes, and controls of your compliance program are designed appropriately and operating as designed. Compliance testing follows an established process and plan as well as a risk-based approach.

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ISO Audit Tips

During an internal International Organization for Standardization (ISO) audit, your company assesses its quality management system (QMS) to determine if it complies with ISO 9001. Companies use the ISO 9001 standard to demonstrate that they can consistently provide products and services that meet customer needs and regulatory requirements. Organizations also use ISO 9001 to demonstrate that they are continually improving their products, services, and processes.

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Audit Checklist for SOC 2

If your company is a service organization and your customers trust you with their data, you may need to pass a SOC 2 (System and Organization Controls 2) audit. Compliance and certification are the goals of a SOC 2 audit. Because the integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of your customers’ data are on the line, they’ll want you to prove that you have the internal controls in place to protect that data. The SOC 2 compliance audit gives them that assurance.