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FedRAMP Implementation: What the Checklist Won't Tell You

The federal government's embrace of cloud computing has made FedRAMP compliance crucial for cloud service providers (CSPs) wanting to engage with government agencies. As of October 2023, 318 cloud services providers have made their way into the FedRAMP Marketplace, and more are in the process. However, the journey to FedRAMP authorization is challenging, going beyond checklist completion and automated tools support. It involves getting past the documentation hurdles and resource demands to steer through the FedRAMP authorization process.

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SOC2 Implementation: Overcoming Critical barriers in Healthcare Security

Increasing numbers of healthcare organizations are choosing SOC 2 to safeguard their data privacy and ramp up information security. This move does more than just create a robust trust foundation, it helps ensure that protected health information (PHI) is safeguarded, to support business and service continuity. Service Organization Control Type 2 (SOC 2), is a cybersecurity compliance framework that was developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). This security framework is based on five Trust Services Criteria (TSC): security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.  

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Third-Party Risk Management Essentials Guide

In the modern interconnected world, almost every company works with third-party vendors. However, this collaboration introduces real-world risks, especially when it comes to digital security. It's startling that 30% of cybersecurity incidents can be traced back to a third-party breach. This fact highlights the urgent necessity of sound Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM).

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5 Best Practices for Risk Management: Enhancing Governance Compliance

As cybersecurity challenges evolve and compliance requirements change, organizations must proactively manage the risks of protecting their sensitive information and digital assets. Risk management is a complex process that helps organizations identify compliance gaps, vulnerabilities, assess potential threats, and implement effective risk mitigation measures. The following are five best practices for risk management, specifically focusing on how it relates to cybersecurity, governance, and IT compliance.

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Case Study: Healthcare ASO Outsourcing Cybersecurity for SOC2 - HIPAA

A pioneering healthcare administrative services organization (ASO) recognized the need to increase cybersecurity visibility to protect its clients' Protected Health Information (PHI). To meet the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Service Organization Control 2 (SOC2) compliance, they decided to outsource this critical task to Steel Patriot Partners, a leading cybersecurity operations, engineering, and compliance firm. Steel Patriot Partners successfully guided them through the process and achieved SOC2 Type 2 and HIPAA with no findings.

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Case Study: Leading Healthcare Plan Provider Outsourcing Cybersecurity

A leading healthcare plan provider faced a common challenge: managing technical debt while ensuring robust cybersecurity measures in the public cloud. With Protected Health Information's (PHI) sensitive nature, the company needed to ensure SOC2 compliance controls were uniquely applied and refine its aging internal IT processes. Enter Steel Patriot Partners proven process.

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Cybersecurity Compliance Strategies for Healthcare Executives

In the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, compliance with cybersecurity regulations is a non-negotiable requirement. Ensuring the safety of patient data and the operational continuity of your healthcare business is paramount. However, these regulations can sometimes feel cryptic. Here are six practical strategies to address compliance knowledge, risk management, and vendor management in your Healthcare organization.

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