SOC2, CISO, vCISO, Security Program

vCISO - Stories from the Trenches

Disasters, heroics, funny stories, and impacts to business success  Nate Hartman describes a six-month stint as an acting CISO or virtual CISO (vCISO) at a fast-paced Silicon Valley tech company.  

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SOC2, CISO, vCISO, Security Program

What are the SOC 2 Trust Services Criteria?

The SOC 2 Trust Services Criteria (TSCs) for information technology, is a framework for designing, implementing and evaluating information system controls. The purpose of controls is to ensure your information system can meet its objectives. The

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SOC2, CISO, vCISO, Security Program

Understanding the Business Value of SOC 2 Compliance

System and Organizational Controls 2 (SOC 2) is sometimes known as Service Organization Controls. Maintained by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SOC 2 is a standard for auditing and reporting on the efficacy of

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SOC2, CISO, vCISO, Security Program, Risk Assessment

Bridging the gap between CISOs

Facing the challenges of new cybersecurity and privacy laws, a sharp increase in cybersecurity litigation, and the ceaseless evolution of ransomware and cyberthreats, the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has become critical to

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CISO, vCISO, Security Program, Risk Assessment, ISO27001

ISO 27000 Compliance Guide + Five Steps to Building Defensible Security & Privacy systems

How do you convince your partners & customers that your privacy and security practice is state-of-the-art?

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CISO, vCISO, Penetration Testing, HIPAA, Security Program, Risk Assessment

The One Reason to Pen Test Data Backup Systems - Ransomware Protection

At the heart of your disaster recovery plan, organizations often disregard data backup and recovery systems when it comes to pen testing and maintaining security. Vulnerable backup systems make for an attractive target by ransomware gangs, grief/

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PCI DSS, CISO, vCISO, Penetration Testing, HIPAA, Security Program, Risk Assessment, Red Teaming

The 0-day in the Room Nobody is Talking About: Scope

Scope is an important shaping tool that, when leveraged properly, can help enhance engagement outcomes during penetration testing, red team and other security operations. Like any tool, however, when used incorrectly it can have devastating

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CISO, vCISO, Security Program

Vendor Security Assessment Questionnaire Templates

Tired of filling out vendor security assessment questionnaires or shared assessment SIG templates? A vCISO service could be just the right thing for you. Is your sales team coming to you with deals that won’t close until you’ve filled out yet

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SOC2, CISO, vCISO, Security Program

Using a vCISO Service to Achieve and Retain a SOC 2 Certification

CSO Online, which knows plenty about what goes into ensuring security, makes a strong case for hiring a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO). It notes that fulltime CISOs “can be hard to come by, often stay in their job for two years

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PCI DSS, CISO, vCISO

Use a vCISO to Achieve and Maintain PCI DSS Compliance

PCI is a strong security Framework. If you are a business owner, you have probably heard about the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). All organizations that store, process, or transmit payment card transactions must adhere to

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