Risk and Compliance
The majority of mid-market businesses are under the mistaken belief that, unlike the big corporations, they need not worry about cybersecurity. The statistics, however, show that small and medium businesses are the primary targets for cyber attacks, making up 43 percent of all attacks versus all other entity types.
Not only are cyber attacks a real threat but there are federal, state, and even international regulations that require certain cybersecurity protocols be followed. Whether you like it or not, your company may be subject to cyber compliance laws and ignoring these requirements may cause you to face legal consequences if your company faces a data breach. There is also compliance by industry, changing the cybersecurity landscape to protect consumers, employees, and even government data.
Mid-Market Business Compliance
Industry Based Compliance
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0 (CMMC)
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a certification handled by the CMMC Accreditation Board (CMMC-AB). They work directly with the Department of Defense (DoD) to accredit organizations. The goal of CMMC is to protect sensitive data created or possessed by the government or another organization on the government’s behalf.
This data is referred to as Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Federal Contract Information (FCI). This applies to any defense contractors or other vendors who work with or wish to do work with the Department of Defense (DoD).
Non-Compliance with these regulations can result in the immediate disqualification of request for proposals (RFPs).
Some of the regulations are as follows:
- Vulnerability Assessments
- Penetration Testing
- Network Monitoring
- Employee Training
- Cybersecurity Risk Assessments
- Incident Response Planning
- Policy documentation
- Implementation of Security Controls
At Alliant Cybersecurity, we are a Registered Provider Organization (RPO), certified to assist businesses in CMMC 2.0 compliance readiness.
Health Insurance Probability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Data Privacy and Protection Regulations
California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The term ‘world wide web’ has never been truer. Everything we do online has a connection to another part of the world but there are few data protection regulations that reach across borders. The most significant of international data protection laws is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union.
The GDPR not only subjects entities in the EU to its rules but also subjects entities that are using or processing the personal information of EU citizens. This means a company in America that has data of a citizen in the EU potentially would have to comply with the GDPR or face a significant fine.
Personal data that is protected by the GDPR includes any personal identifier such as:
- Location Data
- Online alias/persona
- Identification Number
- Physical, physiological, genetic, economic, or cultural identifiers
The GDPR gives EU citizens more control over this type of data. Companies processing and controlling this data are required to design and implement safeguards to keep personal information safe which includes things such as pseudonymization and encryption. EU citizens must also be notified of why their data is being processed and they have discretion to revoke their consent at any time.
Alliant Cybersecurity Advantage
Alliant Cybersecurity will publish an initial report in the next 24-72 hours with our findings on: Why, Who, what, where, when, and how this attack happened. Our team will also assist you with:
- Selecting tools to secure and strengthen your infrastructure
- Assist in mediating with law enforcement agencies and insurance providers
- Training for your workforce to avoid future attacks
Get the Alliant advantage today! Contact us for general consultation or reach out to us on our hotline number for a cyber-emergency.