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The ISO 9000 Family As It Relates To Operations

In a world where customers gravitate towards the best products and services, upholding high levels of quality as a business is a no-brainer. Being quality-centric in all your business processes ensures you can steer away from common errors. It can also improve your overall productivity as well as improve your customer retention rates.While there are various standards you can follow to improve the quality of your daily operations, the ISO 9000 standard remains to be one of the best. Even better, it is recognized globally, which could make it easier to do business the world over. The ISO 9000 family consists of five standards.


How to Comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act

Compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is a legally mandated must for all U.S. public companies and some other entities, as well. But meeting the requirements of this important law can be incredibly difficult. Preparing for a SOX compliance audit requires so much work that companies often designate entire teams full-time to the task. The law is that complex.


What are the COSO Control Objectives?

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) framework goes back to the year 1992. The industry was looking for an internal control framework, and the COSO Internal Control Framework was the answer. There are three COSO compliance disciplines, five internal control components, and 17 principles focused on internal controls.


6 Benefits of Internal Auditing

If you want confidence that your organization is meeting its core business goals, you need internal audits. If you want to save your organization time and money and keep everything running like a well-oiled machine, internal audits will help you get there. If you want to protect your enterprise against fraud and prevent fraudulent practices, internal audits are key.


PCI Audit Interview Questions

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) defines the framework for protecting cardholder data. The framework was developed by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and enables organizations to assess how well they are protecting cardholder data, training staff, and conducting PCI DSS audits. PCI compliance and accepting credit cards go hand in hand.


ISO 27001 Requirements Checklist: Steps and Tips for Implementation

ISO 27001 enables organizations of any size to manage the security of assets such as employee information, financial information, intellectual property, employee details, and third-party information. ISO 27001 is primarily known for providing requirements for an information security management system (ISMS) and is part of a much larger set of information security standards. An ISMS is a standards-based approach to managing sensitive information to make sure it stays secure.


Strategies for Digital Risk Protection

No lock has ever been invented that was completely secure. If an intruder really wants to get in, they usually can find a way. And yet, most of us wouldn’t leave the door to our home, office, or automobile open or unlocked overnight. Security isn’t perfect, but it can act as a deterrent, helping to keep us and our belongings safe. The same is true in the digital realm. Cybercriminals work around the clock to infiltrate our home and business networks.


How to Adjust Business Continuity Plans for COVID-19

Your business continuity planning (BCP) and disaster recovery (DR) and response plans may not suffice for the COVID-19 pandemic—or for any pandemic. Let’s face it: Many organizations found themselves woefully unprepared to deal with the effects of the novel coronavirus’s rapid, devastating spread. Many are still struggling.


What are the Benefits of a Security Risk Assessment?

Being an important part of cyber security practices, security risk assessment protects your organization from intruders, attackers and cyber criminals. In this article, we will discuss what it is and what benefits it offers. A significant portion of our business processes heavily rely on the Internet technologies. That is why cyber security is a very important practice for all organizations. Making up a crucial part of cyber security, security risk assessment is a topic that must not be overlooked.