What Is NIST SP 1800-27: Securing Property Management Systems?

In 2019, the hospitality industry suffered 13 percent of all data breaches, ranking third highest among targeted industries. It was two years later when NIST released SP 1800-27: Securing Property Management Systems to help hoteliers secure their Property Management Systems (PMS) and associated patron data. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at NIST collaborated […]

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3 Best Practices for Customizing Your Compliance Program

Most large-scale entities need to prove compliance with multiple regulatory standards. In their efforts to meet their compliance mandates, organizations could suffer a major drain on their time and resources. This possibility holds true regardless of whether they’re finance companies, retailers, manufacturers or hospitality firms. Organizations face an additional obstacle when they have an internally […]

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The Hidden Benefits of Compliance

If I were to ask you why you scanned for compliance at your company, I’d bet you’d tell me it was to help you pass requirements easier, to ensure that your audits are good on the first pass and so that you could troubleshoot technical issues with another process. You didn’t know about that last […]

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Achieving Automated TISAX Compliance

Digital attackers are increasingly targeting the automotive industry. In its 2020 Automotive Cybersecurity Report, for instance, Upstream found that the number of annual automotive cybersecurity incidents had increased by 605% since 2016, with the number of incidents has doubled in 2019 alone. More than half (57%) of those security incidents involved cybercriminals who attempted to […]

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NIST SP 800-172 (Formerly SP 800-171B) Release Couldn’t Come at a Better Time

NIST’s timely new release of Special Publication (SP) 800-172 (formerly referred to in draft form as 800-171B) provides exactly what its title says, Enhanced Security Requirements for Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information: A Supplement to NIST SP 800-171. Yet it goes a step further to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) specifically from APTs. According to Scott […]

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Compliance – The Invisible Hand of Cybersecurity

Have you ever worked with a company that operates as “close to broken” as reasonably possible? Companies that follow that mindset usually do not have the most robust security practice, and they certainly will walk very close to the edge of compliance. Even if you don’t work in such a dysfunctional enterprise as described above, many […]

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Are Your IT Infrastructures Up to Date with the Cybersecurity Compliance Laws in 2021?

It’s an unfortunate fact that cybersecurity is rarely the foremost of concerns among small- to medium-sized businesses. However, investing in cybersecurity is becoming even more important as these organizations undergo digital transformation. It may seem like there are more important priorities on which a small business could focus, but putting your company and your customers […]

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4 Steps for Assessing Your NERC CIP Compliance Program

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) Standards are a cybersecurity compliance framework designed to protect utility organizations. Adhering to these guidelines is essential—falling short will leave your environment vulnerable to malicious actors and can result in some hefty fines. NERC CIP is a burdensome set of standards, so when it […]

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