Cybersecurity Audit & Compliance Services
Compliance doesn’t equal security, but security can equal compliance
Cybersecurity compliance burdens can be overwhelming at times. Gathering updated documentation, making sure all stakeholders have completed their tasks, aligning security controls to requirements, and staying on top of deadlines is often compounded by multiple compliance requirements. For example, if you need to meet both HIPAA Compliance Audit and GDPR Compliance Audit, you may have some overlap in those frameworks, but will also have documentation that is unique to each. To make matters more difficult, you have auditors, interviews, and management to keep track of–all the while, you probably have entire departments to run. CISO Compliance experts can help you prepare, guiding you through every step of the audit process. Further, we can help you centralize and automate many of these functions for greater efficiency year-over-year. Don’t spend valuable business time worrying about regulations and possible fines. Let CISO do the heavy lifting.
What Are Compliance Services?
Compliance services assist an organization with implementing the programs and tools necessary for following established rules and regulations, codes of conduct, laws, or organizational standards of conduct. It starts with a gap analysis against a selected framework or industry standard, includes reviewing and/or developing policies and procedures, and then ensures ongoing compliance by implementing a GRC management platform. In the context of cybersecurity, these compliance services work collaboratively with cybersecurity services such as penetration testing, security risk assessments, and continuous endpoint monitoring.
Taking a Cultural Approach to Security & Compliance
Compliance has traditionally been the biggest driver in information security. High profile breaches in the retail and healthcare industries have made PCI and HIPAA household terms. We believe that compliance is the outcome of a solid security strategy, rather than a goal unto itself.
Most cybersecurity specialists will tell you that “compliance doesn’t equal security.” We agree, but in its proper place, compliance can be incredibly healthy and helpful. This requires a strategic shift that changes the goal of compliance from being focused on external regulations to being driven by internal requirements. This shift can save your organization from falling prey to regulatory tunnel vision.
Compliance Services Available From CISO Global
FISMA, FedRAMP, ISO, HIPAA, CMMC and most industry-standard frameworks.
Gap analyses are critical components of any firm’s risk management program. They can reveal the current state of your firm’s risk profile and security posture, identifying areas of improvement and helping to prioritize investment and resources. When performing a gap analysis, we compare your organization’s security plan against the industry regulations, frameworks, or standards you want to be compliant with, determine and evaluate your as-is state, and use the results to prioritize the action plan of next steps.
Policies & Procedures
Most frameworks and regulations require organizations to have complete and updated policies and procedures in place to demonstrate compliance with industry best practices and security control requirements. If the gap analysis finds problems with your policies and procedures, we will review your documentation and work with your team to update/remediate until you meet the compliance standards.
Ensure your organization stays compliant and within risk tolerance by tracking the status of each control over time. A single system of record facilitates organization-wide monitoring from a single dashboard. With this repository, you can track each control to satisfy your audit and compliance needs, providing direct access to auditors when it’s time. (For government contractors, CISO Global has the only FedRAMP-accredited GRC solution.)
Why Choose CISO Global?
Our compliance experts customize the requirements of NIST, FISMA, FedRAMP, ISO, and HIPAA to meet your goals. We develop your program to manage the internal controls, processes, and procedures throughout your organization, across IT and beyond.
- Compliance experts with more than 15 years’ experience and top industry certifications
- Deep knowledge of controls and frameworks including FISMA, NIST 800 Series, NIST CSF, NIST RMF, ISO, COBIT, PCI DSS, NERC CIP, FFIECP, SOC 1®, SOC 2®, SOC 3® and more.
- Your GRC management platform will integrate all your risk and compliance data into a single system of record to provide a true enterprise view of your risk status. (FedRAMP-accredited available)
Once you have a security program that is strategically focused on what matters to your organization, compliance becomes valuable. Internal compliance ensures that your security controls are addressing your unique risks as well as regulatory requirements. That is why, at CISO, we say that compliance doesn’t equal security, but security equals compliance.
The CISO Audit Risk and Compliance Team is comprised of highly specialized experts who will not only perform your annual audits but give you the reporting and personal consultation designed to help you grow your security posture and harden your network, preparing for the intense demands that define industries such as Health Tech.
With a rapidly changing threat landscape, it’s imperative to stay current on all existing regulations as well as new ones. CISO has extensive experience with many different standards and regulations. Some of the most prominent ones are listed here.
PCI DSS is one of many PCI standards created to protect cardholder data. As a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), CISO Global is uniquely qualified to help your organization navigate PCI requirements.
HIPAA is revolutionizing security in the Healthcare industry and we are on the front lines with our clients and partners in this space.
NERC CIP standards are designed to protect North America’s bulk electric grid, thereby affecting the Energy & Utilities industry.
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)
FFIEC Information Technology Examination Handbook (IT Handbook) audits are becoming increasingly challenging for financial organizations as IT Examiners become increasingly capable of evaluating the intricate details of the complex security controls required to protect against today’s advanced threats.
SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3 and SSAE 18
The AICPA’s SAS No. 70, Service Organizations, has evolved into a family of Service Organization Control (SOC) Reports, which relate to information security and provide assurances about privacy and confidentiality controls as well as the security, availability, and processing integrity of their systems. As companies are increasingly adopting vendor management programs to assess the IT security of their vendors, the demand for SOC Reporting is on the rise. Our experts are available to provide service organizations with audit preparation consulting, coaching, IT GRC services, and security program development guidance to ensure necessary controls are in place for future successful SOC engagements.
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