SOC 2 vs. ISO 27001: Which One is Right for Your Company?

At a glance Main takeaway: Companies are eager to demonstrate the effectiveness of their data protection systems, yet they’re unsure which security framework — SOC 2 report or ISO 27001 certification — will meet their needs best. Impact on your business: Deciding between a SOC 2 report and an ISO 27001 certification may seem like…

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ISO 27002 Update: What You Need to Know

At a glance The main takeaway: The ISO/IEC 27002 update, is an important standard that provides guidance on cybersecurity and allows businesses to identify controls appropriate for their security risk. Impact on your business: The new ISO/IEC 27002 standard will change the way businesses look at their security controls from threat intelligence and cloud to…

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New HITRUST Reporting Options Aim to Fill Major Gaps in the Market

At a glance The main takeaway: The Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance updated reporting options for assessments and certifications to provide a broader range while maintaining the gold standard of quality of reporting. Impact on your business: Any organization that stores or processes healthcare data may be required to complete a HITRUST assessment to meet customer contractual…

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5 Ways to Close the Labor Gap in Cybersecurity

At a glance Job security growing pains: With the increase of daily cyberattacks, cybersecurity jobs have become more challenging as pressure and demands rise. Root of the issue: Technology professionals are in the driver’s seat and are seeking remote opportunities with more flexibility. Next steps: Organizations need to modernize their working models and perks to keep and attract…

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Data Security Compliance ROI — What PE Investors Need to Know

At a glance: Compliance costs are relative to revenue: The cost of compliance reporting rises and falls across the four stages of business maturity relative to revenue. Early compliance increases ROI: Establishing efficient compliance programs early lowers cyber risks, decreases cost-per-new-client acquisition, and increases margin and return on investment (ROI) over time. Compliance is a cost…

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4 Considerations for Dentists Before Selling to a DSO

At a glance Prioritize your passion: Business management and operational tasks can pull dentists’ focus away from patient and clinical care. Find the right partner: Outsourcing those tasks to a DSO can be a big help, but there are many factors dentists must consider before signing the dotted line. Know where to turn: Aprio specializes in helping dentists achieve…

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Information Assurance Services for Healthcare IT Companies

HIPAA’s Security Rule requires healthcare IT companies to maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for Identifying and protecting e-PHI against anticipated threats to the security, integrity and unauthorized disclosure of the information. Today’s most publicized cybersecurity threats include: Phishing Attacks Social Engineering Ransomware Remote worker endpoint security DDoS attacks Poor software patch…

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Learn How to Adopt a Stress-Free PCI Compliance Process

At a glance: The main takeaway: For many payment facilitators, the PCI compliance process is notoriously stressful and often inefficient, leading to constant fire drills that disrupt business operations. Impact on your business: By viewing PCI compliance as an iterative process and adopting a more methodical approach, you can eliminate unnecessary headaches and better protect…

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Top 4 Basic Cybersecurity Steps Payment Facilitators Should Take

At a Glance: Risk vs Reward: Though there are many advantages to becoming a payment facilitator over using the traditional payment model, the rewards bring additional risks. Business Impact: Payment facilitators must establish strong internal control systems and processes to address external risks and protect their operations and customers. Where Do I Start: There are three…

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4 Basic Cybersecurity Steps Payment Facilitators Should Take

30-Second Summary: The Main Takeaway: Small businesses are just as vulnerable to cybersecurity threats as major Fortune 500 companies, yet few of them have defense plans in place. Impact on Your Business: Cybersecurity is a tangible threat that can cost you your credibility, customers and bottom line, if you don’t address it properly. Next Steps: Here are four,…

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