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Vulnerability Scans Outsized Impact on FedRAMP ATO

Though vulnerability scanning is only one FedRAMP control requirement, it has an outsized impact on the FedRAMP process. In the journey toward receiving authorization to operate (ATO), for many companies, it presents a major challenge. Cloud service providers (CSPs) have to demonstrate a well-developed vulnerability management program. The discovery of high-severity vulnerabilities can detail the ATO recommendation process. Making vulnerability scanning a priority during the pre-assessment phase is the critical path for a smoother ride through FedRAMP requirements.

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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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Mastering Cybersecurity Risk Management: Robust Protection Strategies

What is the critical path to managing cyber threats effectively in your business? Cybersecurity risk management provides the strategic framework that safeguards your digital assets from the growing burden of cyber attacks. In this article, we'll review the critical processes of threat identification, risk analysis, and tactical mitigation that are essential for the robust protection of your business.

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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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Increase visibility into your environment with SIEM to meet compliance and reduce cybersecurity risk

Increase Visibility to Reduce Risk with SIEM

A single view of security, application, and third-party service provider events is crucial for healthcare organizations to reduce overall business risk. It provides visibility into the environment and helps identify potential threats and attacks. Implementing technologies like Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions can aid in achieving this objective. The SIEM's role expands further in the healthcare industry as it assists in meeting compliance requirements and streamlining security operations while providing a comprehensive view of security events. 

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Managing Risk using HITRUST CSF Framework to gain e1, i1, and r2 certification

Preparing for a HITRUST Assessment: A Comprehensive Roadmap to Success

Navigating the complex landscape of healthcare compliance can be daunting, even for seasoned IT professionals. The HITRUST certification, governed by the Health Information Trust Alliance, is a gold standard for ensuring compliance and the security of sensitive healthcare data. With cyber threats continually evolving, healthcare organizations face high scrutiny to safeguard patient information. 

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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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