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Compliance-as-a-Service

Cybersecurity Compliance Solutions
compliance as a service

Managed Compliance for Your Data Security Obligations

Compliance-as-a-Service (CaaS)

available March 2022

Our Compliance-as-a-Service (CaaS) solution can help your business achieve, maintain and demonstrate its data security compliance requirements.

Given the increasingly stringent data protection and privacy regulations now being enforced globally, your business can no longer allow compliance to take a backseat. Achieving compliance requires both fulfilling all your obligations under applicable regulatory standards and being able to provide documented proof in order to pass any regulatory audits.

You need a comprehensive solution that automates and helps streamline the necessary compliance processes, making it easier for you to adhere to extensive regulatory requirements.

Let us show you how you can simplify your compliance processes and run your business without any regulatory glitches.

Elements of Compliance as a Service (CaaS)

Your compliance to-do list is maintained for you by the system and each task is automatically crossed off and marked complete as you go.

The system automatically collects a ton of information that you would gather manually with other tools, thereby saving you time.

Generates standard-specific reports, including “accurate and thorough” risk assessments, management plans, policies and procedures, evidence of compliance and more.

In the event of an audit, there’s no need for a mad scramble to gather all documents an auditor might ask for. Compliance Manager continually collects and archives all the evidence of compliance in one place, making it super easy to respond to any query.

Whether your compliance footprint is confined to a single site or entity, or spans across dozens or even hundreds of them, everything is managed through a single, centralized web portal.

While a single person can run a complete compliance assessment, the system allows multiple information stakeholders to directly input the information they have; and a technician, administrator and internal auditor each can participate in the process at key points.

The system automatically collects a ton of information that you would gather manually with other tools, thereby saving you time.

Schedule Compliance Manager to run regular, automated network scans, detect any new issues of non-compliance and take corrective action. Everything you do is recorded in the system as evidence of compliance.

The Compliance Manager role-based platform is versatile enough to support virtually any compliance standard. Several are already built into the tool, with additional standards being added on a regular basis.

Most regulations include a list of specific documents – and documentation – that the client must produce and maintain. Compliance Manager either has them built-in or automatically generates them on the fly.

Using a combination of automated network and computer data gathering, as well as responses to built-in online questions, Compliance Manager will discover and report every issue of non-compliance along with a remediation plan to address what it discovers.

Why You Should Partner With JK Consulting

Our managed compliance solution can help your business achieve and maintain its data security requirements, help streamline the ongoing compliance processes, and stay up to date with the complex and evolving data protection laws and regulations worldwide.

We can help you:

  • Identify security vulnerabilities through automated assessments of your internal and public environments.
  • Demonstrate due diligence or due care efforts mandated under the various industry and global standards with on-demand reporting and activity logs.
  • Provide the required documentation and records needed to complete and pass a compliance audit within a single, easy-to-use portal.
  • Help you fulfill the ongoing security and risk management tools and strategies needed to maintain a compliance environment as part of normal operations.
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What types of data are subject to cybersecurity compliance?

Cybersecurity and data protection laws and regulations focus on the protection of sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), and financial information. Security compliance is a legal concern for organizations in many industries today. Regulatory standards like PCI DSS, HIPAA, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and ISO 27001 prescribe recommendations for protecting data and improving info security management in the enterprise.

Personally Identifiable Information
Includes information such as;

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth
  • Social security number
  • Address
  • Mother’s maiden name

Protected Health Information
Includes information such as;

  • Medical history
  • Records of admissions
  • Prescription records
  • Information about medical appointments
  • Insurance records

Financial Data
Includes information such as;

  • Social security numbers
  • Credit card numbers
  • Bank account numbers
  • Debit card pin numbers
  • Credit history and credit ratings

Other sensitive Data
Includes information such as;

  • IP addresses
  • Email addresses, usernames, passwords
  • Authenticators, including biometrics such as fingerprints, voice prints, and facial recognition data
  • Marital status
  • Race, Religion

NIST CSF
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a framework called the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) to streamline cybersecurity for private sector businesses. NIST CSF is a set of voluntary standards, recommendations and best practices that are designed to help organizations prevent, identify, detect, respond to and recover from cyberattacks.

Concerns Associated With NIST Compliance

  • Most businesses do not possess in-house expertise to safely adhere to NIST CSF requirements.
  • Businesses need to understand their unique cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities to properly design, implement and manage their security programs and best practices.

CMMC
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification or CMMC, is a unified standard implemented by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to regulate the cybersecurity measures of contractors working for the U.S. military. The CMMC is the DoD’s response to significant compromises of sensitive defense information located on contractors’ information systems. Contractors working across the defense industrial base (DIB) will now be required to implement and continuously maintain a series of strict cybersecurity guidelines demonstrating adequate cyber hygiene, adaptability against malicious cyberthreats and proper data protection strategies.

Concerns Associated With CMCC Compliance

  • All businesses working for the DoD along any point of the supply chain are required to comply.
  • Minimum certification requirements demonstrating alignment with NIST SP 800-171 standards go into effect November 30th, 2020.
  • Each tier of the certification is a prerequisite for the following tier to pass.
  • CMMC compliance will be required by all contractors of the DoD by 2026.
  • Failure to comply with the required Systems Security Plan (SSP) and Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) could result in contract performance issues and/or breach of contract.

PCI DSS

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.

PCI DSS was developed to encourage and enhance cardholder data security and facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally. PCI DSS provides a baseline of technical and operational requirements designed to protect account data. PCI DSS applies to all entities involved in payment card processing—including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers. PCI DSS also applies to all other entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data (CHD) and/or sensitive authentication data (SAD).

Concerns Associated With PCI DSS Compliance

  • All requirements are mandatory
  • Building and Maintaining a Secure Network
  • Confirming third-party service providers are compliant
  • Protecting Cardholder Data
  • Regularly Monitoring and Testing Networks and Security Systems

HIPAA
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA, is a compliance standard that is designed to protect sensitive patient data. Any organization that deals with protected health information (PHI) is obligated to maintain and follow process, network and physical security measures in order to be HIPAA-compliant.

Concerns Associated With HIPAA Compliance

  • HIPAA violations attract hefty penalties.
  • Adequate training for handling PHI and dealing with malicious security attacks is critical.
  • It is imperative to have a Security Incident Response Plan (SIRP) in place to deal with a security event.
  • Professional assistance is required to handle the complexity of audits and to maintain the right documentation.

GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, is a regulatory standard according to which businesses are obligated to protect the privacy and personal data of European Union (EU) citizens for all transactions that are carried out within the EU member states. The GDPR standard is intended to unify and reinforce data protection for all individuals that reside within the EU and to control the export of personal data outside the EU.

Concerns Associated With GDPR Compliance

  • Businesses need to be prepared to adapt, test, maintain and demonstrate compliance with evolving GDPR requirements.
  • Non-compliant businesses are liable to pay hefty penalties and can also be temporarily or definitively banned.
  • Ambiguous terms and lack of clarity render GDPR compliance difficult to handle without professional assistance.

Cyber Insurance
Cyber Insurance is a type of insurance product that is designed to protect businesses against potential damages associated with cybercrimes such as ransomware and malware attacks. It is a customizable solution for businesses to mitigate specific risks associated with cybersecurity breaches and prevent unauthorized access to their sensitive data and networks.

Concerns Associated With Cyber Insurance Compliance

  • Cyber Insurance coverage can be unclear and confusing. It’s hard to understand what is covered and what is not, so you need to be certain you are picking the right coverage.
  • The policies are complex and possess certain constraints and limitations that can be difficult for businesses to interpret. It is vital that you have adhered to and fulfilled all policy requirements to ensure that your claims are not denied.

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