CybrHawk Compliance & Frameworks

Cyber security systems usually provide guidelines for the implementation and management of various aspects of a security program such as perimeter defense, access control, authentication, encryption, surveillance, reporting, response to incidents, and risk management. CybrHawk can also provide guidance on best practices and areas that should be addressed in preparation for understanding of cybersecurity.

Regulatory Compliance Framework

Regulatory compliance regimes usually set out highly specific and often strict criteria to be met by organizations and industry sectors to meet established standards and comply with existing legislation.

Such standards can be various and nuanced – so structures designed to help satisfy compliance requirements are a welcome addition to most companies ‘ asset and knowledge base.

Similar structures are often at the core of identity management, data handling, and privacy issues. Yet issues related to proper procedures, auditing, and accounting are also a major part of every discipline or market sector. Some typical examples are as follows:

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

The Data Security Standard of the Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS) is a compliance system providing mandatory standards for entities handling credit card data. Its objective is to protect the identities and information of the holders of the payment card (credit or debit card) and is made up of multiple requirements this corresponds to the extent to which credit or debit card information interacts with an organization. So banks, financial institutions, business enterprises and service providers tend to have to fulfill more conditions of compliance than other organizations.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a structure for any person who collects, stores or handles personal health information (PHI). This includes hospitals, clinics, providers of medical services and insurance companies. The structure establishes a collection of compulsory safeguards that should be in place by such entities to ensure the safety of consumer information about patients and health services.

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

The 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act created a system for mandatory public company controls. It was passed in the aftermath of Enron, WorldCom, and Tyco accounting scandals that destroyed the confidence of investors

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a comprehensive and international set of standards that aim to improve and report on quality management and security across a range of industries. Within the larger ISO framework, there are different sub-frameworks, with conditions that apply to specific market sectors and disciplines.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The recently adopted General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a compliance framework setting out strict conditions, guidelines and penalties for organizations and individuals collecting, storing and processing personal information from citizens and residents of the European Union (EU). The GDPR is one of the most important mechanisms that have ever been designed to protect citizens ‘ data privacy. It has a global obligation, as its terms extend to any company or entity in any part of the world dealing with EU customers or users ‘ personal data.

CybrHawk regulatory process for cybersecurity into perspective

Attempting to build systems for safety or regulatory compliance from scratch is hardly ever advisable for organizations. The time, effort and resources required to do so are all militating against this strategy. And past evidence shows that attempting this way to reinvent the wheel rarely leads to success. With so many already established and proven frameworks in place, the wisest option is to select the most appropriate framework or frameworks available to suit your needs and meet your business environment’s compliance, cybersecurity, and other requirements. When regulatory systems change over time (often drawing in previously unchanged business sectors), and the cybersecurity landscape changes and evolves, some experts often recommend to follow a “hybrid” approach to frameworks, using a range of specific models to inform the company’s cybersecurity and enforcement activities.