Efficiency and Effectiveness: Using One Audit Firm for Multiple Security and Compliance Audits

In a world where technology is growing exponentially, businesses face an increasing number of challenges to protect sensitive data and stay compliant with industry standards. Security and compliance audits play a vital role in safeguarding against such emerging threats and maintaining compliance. However, managing multiple security and compliance audits with multiple audit firms can be […]

Successfully Marketing Your SOC Report

Successfully Marketing Your SOC Report

Underutilized benefit of SOC reporting Two questions we often hear from organizations going through the SOC reporting process are: What are the benefits of a SOC report other than to satisfy our customer contractual requirements? How can I further leverage my SOC report for marketing purposes? These are great questions that highlight the benefits of […]

Navigating Security and Compliance Frameworks

Overview From the inception of technology, security concerns have always been at the forefront. Information security preserves an organization’s reputation, maintains business continuity, and prevents financial losses. In today’s evolving cyber landscape and global economy, securing a competitive advantage and demonstrating a commitment to information technology security has become more critical than ever before. Audit […]

HITRUST Assessment Types – Which One Is Right For Your Organization?

What is HITRUST? HITRUST is an organization that develops and maintains the Common Security Framework (CSF). The HITRUST CSF is a certifiable framework, which incorporates various regulatory requirements and industry standards, designed to address security and privacy needs of organizations focused on the healthcare industry. The choice between HITRUST Certification and other frameworks such as […]

PCI Updates V3.2.1 to V4.0 – What You Need to Know

PCI Updates V3.2.1 to V4.0 – What You Need to Know

Overview In 2022, a new version of PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) was released updating the current V3.2.1 to V4.0. PCI DSS Version 4.0 (PCI DSS V4.0) seeks to enhance the security of cardholder data and align with evolving threats. Organizations have until March of 2025 for mandatory compliance with the newest changes; however, the […]

What’s New for SOC 1 Reports in 2023

Overview Organizations who intend to issue a SOC 1 Report to their customers and business partners in 2023 should be well into planning now for changes in the guidance that impact service organizations and their auditors. This article highlights changes released in February 2023 by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), who publishes […]

Third Party Vendor Management: What You Need to Know

When you’re doing business with third parties, you may be exposing your organization to financial, operational, and reputational risks. While third-party suppliers may be necessary to run your business efficiently, you need to take proactive steps to mitigate risks. This is where vendor management and assessment programs come in. What is Vendor Management? Vendor management […]

Top 10 Things to Look for in a Pen Testing Vendor

Many organizations are required by law to adhere to regulations or industry standards (for example, NIST, CMMC, PCI DSS, GLBA, HIPAA, SOC 2, ISO 27001, etc.) that include the use of security assessment techniques like penetration testing (aka, “pen testing”) as a component. Other organizations want to be proactive and find the “open doors and […]