The Cybersecurity Compliance Guide: Stay Ahead of Evolving Threats

January 21, 2020

Why Cybersecurity Compliance Has Never Been More Important

A new year means new opportunities, new resolutions to make, and new laws you need to follow to stay compliant.  

All right, so that last one may not seem overly exciting, but in terms of protecting your organization and staying out of potential legal trouble, staying compliant is vital in 2020. 

Long gone are the days of businesses only in highly regulated industries needing to meet compliance regulations. In the current landscape, organizations of every type and size are finding themselves at risk and having to follow new rules. That’s because cybercriminals are continue to expand their list of potential targets.

We’ve seen it happen time and time again. Despite the overall awareness of threats increasing, the danger keeps growing. Every day brings new breaches. Stolen data forces victims to pay up. And with every attack, valuable time, money, and resources are all lost. 

In response to this escalating danger, lawmakers are enacting new laws for organizations of all types. It’s not hard to see why.  

One incident after the next has made the headlines the past few years: from the FBI warning that multi-factor authentication is being defeated, to thousands of recent attacks against financial institutions, school districts, and auto dealerships.  

Even fish tanks are no longer safe.  

How has this happened? It's because cyberattacks keep evolving. In 2020, nearly every industry is at risk. In the interest of protecting consumer data, lawmakers are quickly enacting legislation with the goal of keeping personal information private. While that's a noble goal, it's also where things can get confusing.  

Regardless of your industry, company size, or location, you need to comply with a variety of cybersecurity and privacy laws on compliance, otherwise, there could be a disastrous impact on your bottom line. And while staying compliant is clearly in the best interest every organization, it can also feel overwhelming.  

That’s why we’ve put together the Cybersecurity Compliance Guide.   

With this guide, you’ll gain insight into a compliance requirements for a variety of industries and locations. We provide a summary of each rule, along with security strategy requirements, info on who's affected by the new laws, and provide a host of links to in-depth resources. Inside here's what you'll learn about a variety of industries:

Consumer Transactions

  • PCI DSS Summary
  • The six core objectives of PCI-DSS and the specific requirements. 

Education

  • The Family educational rights and privacy act, including what rights parents have for their students' information. 
  • Which states have privacy laws to protect the privacy of student data. 

Banking

  • A summary of the Sarbanes-Oxley and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Acts, along with key requirements. 
  • The two sections of SOX that are particularly relevant. 

Government

  • Information on NIST 800-171 along with requirements in 14 domains. 

Healthcare

  • Summary and key requirements of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • Summary and key requirements of the Healthcare Information Trust Alliance Common Security Framework

In addition, find out information on the CCPA, further resources on the FFEIC Cybersecurity Assessment, and much more, with the 2020 Cybersecurity Compliance guide.  

Download the guide today to stay up to date on all the latest changes in the world of cybersecurity laws and to make sure your organization stays compliant.   

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