By: Ryan Meglathery, Senior Consultant, Impact Makers Over the past year, there have been several high-profile ransomware attacks in which…
Security & Risk
I would like to preface this article with a disclaimer: I am not now, nor have I ever been, nor am I likely to ever be a lawyer. I haven’t even played one on TV so, take what I say with a grain of salt with regards to the legal matters. That said, I am writing from the perspective of what should be rather than what necessarily is.
On Friday May 22nd, at 3 pm, Impact Maker’s Chris Tignor, CISO & Practice Lead of Cybersecurity & Risk Management, will be speaking in a panel discussion on Cybersecurity in the Age of COVID-19: Working from Home. Don’t miss this chance to learn what cybersecurity professionals are most concerned about in the Next Normal.
We have been discussing System and Organization Controls (SOC) reports and how they can be a used to establish and maintain trust between service providers and their customers. In our first blog, we covered a basic understanding of the benefits of SOC reporting. In our second blog, we covered the various kinds and types of SOC reports as well as how they are used to support compliance requirements. In this blog, we will tackle one of the most important questions: What information is most important when reviewing a SOC report?
As noted in our earlier blog, System and Organization Controls (SOC) can be helpful tool in establishing and maintaining trust between service providers and their customers. Yet there are still a lot of questions around SOC reporting: Which SOC report is right for my organization?
The rise in cloud-based technology and third-party solutions increases both the complexity and uncertainty of security and compliance responsibilities. Service providers and their customers need to understand how responsibilities are shared and split. This includes Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), as well as operational solutions, such as credit card processing and billing, and IT, such as security monitoring and hosting services.
There are hundreds of monitoring products in the marketplace that cover monitoring from enterprise scale to small and medium businesses. How can a monitoring system help your team? It is imperative that an IT team know the state of the environment and quickly respond to issues.
Most IT teams have a monitoring system, or several monitoring systems. These systems monitor applications, services, operating systems, network devices, and technology infrastructure.