As a business owner, cybersecurity regulations are a solid way to keep up with security practices that prevent cybercrime. Your client’s, and the associations you deal with, might expect that you follow voluntary government regulations when it comes to security practices. Sharing data and having a business relationship that doesn’t follow security standards (mandatory or voluntary) increases your liability as a company, and puts your company at risk of experiencing cybercrime.
A great example of this is Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliance. Any business handling customer credit card information is subject to this compliance. PCI DSS lays out a minimum data security standard that a business must follow to avoid liability for a potential breach. There are different levels of PCI DSS, depending on your number of credit card transactions and the way you handle credit card data. Navigating this maze of new regulations, heavy on technical terms, can be overwhelming.
At DataHive, our cybersecurity experts can walk you through the regulations, presenting them in a way that makes sense to you, while reducing your liability and lowering your risk of a security breach. Being PCI DSS compliant proves your company can be trusted when handling client credit card data.
DataHive’s cybersecurity experts also have experience in helping companies meet ISO 27001/27002, HIPAA, PIPEDA and SOC compliance obligations.
If your business has ever had to recover from a security incident, or if you are concerned about cybersecurity, the next step is to identify which cybersecurity risks your business might face. Based on that information, we can work with you to create a plan on how to protect your company from a cybersecurity breach.
After you have identified what business data you need to protect, the next step is to build safeguards and reinforce existing protection.
After implementing additional protection, it is essential to continually monitor the system for signs of breach attempts, successful breaches, unauthorized access or other anomalies.
As soon as you have detected an incident, it’s time to respond. But, it’s important to plan and rehearse those recovery steps ahead of time.
If you have not protected your data sufficiently and now detect a failure, it’s time to recover. But, it’s important to plan and rehearse those recovery steps well in advance.