Protecting Customers by Protecting Your Business

Many small businesses are now aware of the importance of maintaining data security. However, not all companies pay close attention to customer data. Breaches that result in customer information being compromised are among the most expensive to deal with. For example, exposing credit card numbers, addresses, and names of customers could result in significant financial loss, reputation damages, and compliance issues. This means that your company might end up incurring as much as $4 million per incident of this nature.

FedRAMP Low, Moderate, High: Understanding Security Baseline Levels

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a federal program that ensures that the proper level of information security is in place when U.S. government agencies access cloud products and cloud services. FedRAMP standardizes the approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring of cloud service providers (CSPs). FedRAMP grants authorizations to CSPs at three impact levels: low, medium, and high.

Using Big Data In Auditing And Analytics

In a business environment characterized by repeated slow growth, uncertainty, and disruption, organizations face bigger challenges than ever in creating sound risk management strategies.For many firms, analytics and auditing are crucial to maintaining an agile, profitable, and competitive framework.

Introducing ZenGRC + ZenConnect

At Reciprocity, our mission has always been to simplify the way your organization manages risk and compliance, and to encourage transparency and trusted relationships with your key stakeholders. With ZenGRC, we delivered the industry’s best GRC solution and simplified a traditionally complicated tool to make it easy for CISOs, CROs and CCOs to manage their organization’s information security. Today, we are excited to announce our next massive milestone: ZenConnect.


Preparing for an ISO 27001 and 27002 Audit

Getting your certification for ISO 27001 is a complex and time-consuming endeavor. But for many organizations, it’s worth the effort. That’s because ISO 27001 is the international standard for Information Security Management System (ISMS). Being able to say you’re “ISO 27001 certified” tells stakeholders that your organization is serious about protecting the security and privacy of their information.


Which PCI SAQ Do I Need?

PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) are tools provided by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to help payment-card-processing merchants and service providers measure their own PCI compliance Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs). Which of the nine Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) your organization needs to fill out and submit depends on several factors.

Why You Should Create Meaningful Compliance KPIs

In an era where the breach of internal corporate ethics and external policies is becoming common, businesses need to implement robust compliance management systems for their own good. The cost of non-compliance is high; from lost data to regulatory fines. To ensure your company is compliant with regulatory rules and standards, it is critical to set relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Having meaningful KPIs is vital to corporate compliance.

PCI DSS: Testing Controls and Gathering Evidence

Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is not easy to achieve. Quite the opposite, in fact: A 2017 Verizon report stated that 80 percent of companies fail their PCI DSS assessments, and only 29 percent of those that pass are still compliant after one year. PCI DSS compliance, like information security as a whole, is not a one-and-done process but ongoing. To succeed, your enterprise must be vigilant.