Staying compliant and staying secure may come with some of the same goals, but compliance only goes so far.
Satisfying requirements is critical to the success of your business, but so is the security of your network. Have you done enough to satisfy both?
Keep your customers and employees safe from cyber threats with SNC.
When you choose Strategic Network Consultants to be your network security partner, you are also getting an ally that is well-versed in compliance with government regulations and industry standards.
Is a Secure Network a Compliant Network?
Not necessarily. Being secure involves resolving internal and external threats. It is the sum of all the software and hardware countermeasures you have deployed. Security also includes:
- Any education you have provided to your employees to prevent ransomware attacks and to protect sensitive information.
- All network security policies you enforce throughout your organization including procedures for when employees want to use their own devices or when company property is used remotely.
- Any threat remediation and penetration testing you use to find system weaknesses.
- Any security analysis and strategic planning you perform to make sure your network is able to evolve over time
What is Compliance?
These are security guidelines that are set by a governing body, either through laws or through a series of requirements set by an industry or by a private institution. At their most basic, they are a checklist and your business either meets the credentials or it does not. Adhering to these standards is critical if an organization intends to conduct business or operate. They indicate to consumers and industry leaders that your organization meets minimum security requirements.They are geared to protect consumers and common people from organizations that need to protect their personal and financial data. Organizations are held to these standards through a series of audits that are either done internally or through a third party.
SNC Can Help You Find a Balance
It is important to be both secure and compliant. You may share the same goals by meeting compliance and security standards, but the issue is that when you base your internet security solely on industry regulation standards, you restrict your defenses. Compliance standards are generally not enough to keep your networks completely safe because they tend to be more reactionary in nature. Usually the threat they are intended to address is something that happened months or even years ago. If you limit your security and allow compliance standards to be the only driver of your security policies, you will find that you are way behind.
The best way to remain in control of your security is to partner with SNC. We will make sure that your network is safe and compliant. We know the best methods to safeguard your data while still following whatever standards your organization is required to adhere to. We have helped clients satisfy ISO, HIPAA, PCI compliance and many other industry and government regulations. Call us today to find out more.
In addition, we have the option to extend our Cyber Security Insurance policy to our clients which includes $500,000 in Cyber Breach coverage & $50,000 in Cyber Crime coverage.