Cybersecurity is a growing concern for legislators, businesses, and citizens alike. From federal to state-level legislation, laws are being passed that require specific sectors to build a cybersecurity strategy and implement basic cybersecurity norms. Is your business required to comply with any cybersecurity regulations? Some common examples are:
- Health Insurance Probability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)
- Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification 2.0 (CMMC 2.0)
- California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA)
- Colorado Privacy Act (CPA)
- FTC Safeguards Rule
- Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Payment Card Information Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS)
- Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
Let’s take a closer look at the US states legislation from recent years, what it means for companies looking to comply with the new laws, and how Managed SOC can help!
What Does Legislation Stipulate?
The US states legislation typically stipulates that certain sectors must have a cybersecurity strategy in place and adhere to basic cybersecurity norms. This includes having appropriate tools like SIEM, Firewall, Antivirus, and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in place. The legislation is technologically agnostic, so there is no specific requirement for which tools you should use or how to configure them; however, in many cases, these tools are considered necessary for compliance.
How Do Companies Comply with These Laws?
First, business leaders must understand their risk profile and security posture. This can be done by performing an audit (either externally or internally) of their current systems and identifying any gaps or vulnerabilities they may have. Once they understand their risks, they can begin building out their security infrastructure by implementing the applicable tools, plans, and policies to protect against threats. They should start with implementing technical solutions, then move on to creating robust incident response plans and any other necessary policies.
What is Managed SOC?
Managed Security Operations Center (SOC) is a comprehensive security solution that combines people, processes, and technologies to provide complete, customized coverage for your business, with our team of security analysts performing real-time threat hunting and monitoring. With Managed SOC, achieving and maintaining compliance with US laws such as HIPAA, HITECH, CMMC 2.0, CPA, CCPA, and FTC Safeguards becomes much more manageable. Specifically, the SIEM will make government-enforced audits significantly simpler.
How Does Managed SOC Help?
Managed SOC helps businesses remain compliant while providing greater security measures than the minimum required by US law. Helping to follow the spirit of the regulations instead of just their letter allows an organization to be more secure than ever before. It monitors all your systems in real-time for anomalies or suspicious activities, alerts companies when something is out of line, and provides detailed reports on all activities related to regulatory compliance. This way, it is easy to spot trends or patterns which may indicate a breach or other security issues so that they can be addressed quickly before turning into major problems.
Managed SOC simplifies the process of becoming compliant with US regulations – ensuring that organizations do not just meet their safety requirements but also exceed them without breaking the bank or sacrificing valuable resources in the process. Its automated features make managing compliance tasks much easier while also providing invaluable insights into potential security issues within a network environment so that they can be addressed before they become significant problems. By leveraging these technologies and tools, organizations can achieve their goals while remaining secure at all times.
Does your organization need compliance help? Do you just want to improve your security posture? Reach out to schedule a complimentary consultation with our technical director to secure your business today!