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Articles by tag "cybersecurity"

12/20/2019 Compliance

Ask Our VP of Compliance: December 2019

“So if we get in compliance with these requirements, we’re safe, right?”

 

The answer is no. Not really.

10/1/2019 Compliance

The IRS is Mandating a Taxpayer Data Protection Plan

The IRS has recently issued a regulation in response to the large number of data breaches surrounding taxpayers data. It lays out the basic necessary actions needed to take to protect your data.

9/30/2019 Edgy News

Digital Edge Delivers CyberSecurity in AWS

8/5/2019 Edgy News

Digital Edge is a Clutch Leader for IT Services

by: Michael Petrov

7/22/2019 Edgy News

"Digital Edge’s CEO, Michael Petrov, met with Takahisa Yui, the KDDIA and Telehouse America COO to discuss growth plans."

By: Michael Petrov

5/8/2019 Newsletters

Digital Edge 2019 Verizon Contributor

4/24/2019 Compliance

Ask Our VP of Compliance: April 2019

Vendor Management Requirements in CyberSecurity Standards

Are you in control of third-party risk? Do you have a sound vendor management department? Do you audit your suppliers?

1/2/2019 Compliance

NYS DFS 500: Key Dates in 2019

The New York State Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) mandatory cybersecurity requirements for financial services entities became effective on March 1st, 2017, with a two-year implementation period. The regulation requires all DFS regulated entities, subject to certain exemptions, to adopt the core requirements of a cybersecurity program. The final effective date for the regulation will be March 1, 2019, by which time, under section 500.11, DFS regulated entities are required to have written policies and procedures that are based on a risk assessment to ensure the security of nonpublic information and information systems that are accessed or held by third party service providers. 

DFS has come out with the dates all regulated entities and licensed persons must files various notices to the Superintendent. The final one being next month, February 15th 2019. 

12/19/2018 Compliance

Ask Our VP of Compliance: December 2018

IT Compliance vs. IT Security : “What’s the difference?”

It is without a doubt that 2018 has become the year of IT Compliance. With so many new laws becoming effective, including EU’S GDPR, California’s Data Privacy Law, and Canada’s PIPEDA, the line between security and compliance may seem easily blurred for IT professionals. So, the question becomes: How do we produce a comprehensive security program, while ensuring that we meet compliance obligations? However, there is one problem that surfaces repeatedly, regardless of which regulatory standard (e.g., PCI, HIPAA, etc.) your company must meet, and that is failing to understand the difference between compliance and security. Sometimes organizations think that these are one and the same to the point that they become so consumed by complicated regulations that they stop focusing on security altogether. This month's edition of Ask Our VP of Compliance will address the differences between IT Compliance and IT Security:

  • IT Security: Explained
  • IT Compliance: Explained
  • What Are the Differences? And Why are Both Necessary?
  • How do IT Compliance Management and IT Security Management Integrate?
  • Becoming COMPLIANT and SECURE
12/7/2018 Newsletters

Marriott International Loses Half a Billion Records to Hackers

Marriott International, a large American hotel chain, recently has had one of the largest breaches in history. This breach may have been prevented with a proper implementation of a cybersecurity system. Cybersecurity defenses protect against major attacks, ensuring no data loss. Implementing a cybersecurity system isn’t free, but the price of handling an attack is much greater.

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