SOC2, Security Program

The Four Essential Elements of SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance

The Type 2 audit measures your organizations’ ability to maintain security, availability, processing integrity, privacy, and confidentiality operationally over time. A SOC 2 Type 2 investment helps build resiliency into your business. It demonstrates your organizations' ability

Read More

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.  

Read More

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

Read More

Security Program, Privacy

Apache Log4j Vulnerabilities vs. Cybersecurity Risk Management

Apache Log4j Vulnerabilities vs. GRC  On December 10, Apache released details about a Log4j-core vulnerability nicknamed "Log4Shell". It is documented in CVE-2021-44228, and rated a rare 10 out of 10 on the CVSS vulnerability rating

Read More

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

Read More

PCI DSS, Security Program, Privacy

Cybersecurity Threat Landscape 2022, Nine Things You Should Know

In 2021 cybersecurity professionals faced the same vulnerabilities and attacks as decades before, just more nefarious, persistent, and far-reaching. Ransomware is everywhere, critical infrastructure is vulnerable, and security teams struggle with

Read More

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

Read More

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?

Read More

Penetration Testing, Security Program, Risk Assessment

Combating Ransomware Attacks Through Comprehensive Penetration Testing

Ransomware is still a major threat. In fact, the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP's) of  ransomware gangs have evolved so much that it has created new business models within the darknet where premium services such as Ransomware as a Service

Read More

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/

Read More