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A compliance remediation plan is vital to ensuring the security of data as well as avoiding costly fines. While many companies assume that compliance remediation is tied to the failure of an audit, remediation is actually a necessary ongoing process. Standards such as those regulating payment processing or the collection of medical information are updated on a regular basis. Each of these updates prompts the need for a compliance review to avoid regulatory risk.
Ideally, compliance remediation would involve following a straightforward checklist, but unfortunately it’s not that simple. Comprehensive regulatory compliance management requires specialized skill sets including technical, operational, and engineering skills. All businesses evolve differently and what works for one isn’t necessarily going to work for another. A dedicated regulatory compliance and risk management consultant will help you identify issues unique to your business.
As one of the few companies in the industry with the specialized expertise required to offer this service, our team of highly experienced experts will work with you to develop a robust compliance remediation plan. We know exactly which tools, techniques, and processes work (and which don’t) in cyber incidents such as breaches and malware attacks. What’s more, while many firms only manage risk assessment and provide audit services, we offer comprehensive remediation solutions too, including identification and resolution of issues.
Features of Intersec’s Compliance Remediation Services
At Intersec Worldwide, we take a proactive approach to regulatory compliance management to ensure that your organization is not left vulnerable to avoidable incidents. While we do offer incident response remediation services, we aim to take a forward-looking approach by assessing compliance before there is an issue.
Many businesses are worried about failing an audit or assessment, but the reality is that falling victim to an attack because of vulnerabilities can have far worse repercussions. Our regulatory compliance management services involve analyzing your network and environment from the outside in to discover what hackers see. We find any components of regulatory risk and fix them before there is a chance for damage to be done. By the time we perform the audit, there should be no major issues left to find.
Compliance remediation is key to ensuring the cyberhealth of your organization. Find out how Intersec Worldwide can help you manage regulatory risk.
Some of the key areas covered by our comprehensive compliance remediation service are:
- DNS monitoring and filtering
- Endpoint monitoring and blocking
- Network monitoring and blocking
- Source code analysis
- Access review (including password health checks)
- Multi-factor authentication implementation
- Penetration testing
- Security patch implementation
At Intersec Worldwide, we will craft a unique compliance remediation plan that works specifically for your organization.
Compliance Remediation Process Steps
Our compliance remediation process begins with gap analytics where we identify any issues that must be remediated. Services performed include penetration testing, a detailed log review, and managed detection and response (MDR) practice, among others. We provide everything you need to ensure compliance, either working within your existing processes or implementing required systems on your behalf.
Depending on what you already have in place, we will tailor a solution that minimizes the regulatory risk specific to your organization. We review everything you have and provide any tools, technology, and processes that are lacking. Our experts select and build out the technologies required for optimal regulatory compliance management including logging, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, authentication, and more.
Should Compliance Remediation Happen Before or After a Data Breach?
All too often, we see organizations take a reactive approach to compliance remediation. They are knee-deep in an incident such as a data breach or ransomware attack before jumping into action and hiring a firm to audit their compliance. It’s far better to be prepared prior to an incident to enable you to manage risk effectively and avoid costly fines.
One of the reasons organizations avoid risk assessments is the fear of failing an audit. While this is a daunting prospect, having to deal with the avoidable consequences of a cybersecurity incident is typically much worse. Moreover, during an incident, when there is less time for remediation, there is a greater risk of failing an audit and experiencing repercussions. Being proactive with a gap analysis, remediation, and compliance audit during regular business operations will help you avoid a huge amount of stress.
That said, if you are experiencing a current incident, Intersec can still help, and our techniques are tried and proven in a crisis. In critical mode, we use many of the same solutions and techniques as we would in a proactive compliance remediation project, but the processes are accelerated to quickly minimize the impact of the security incident.
Consequences of Failing An Audit
If your organization does fail an audit, one of the most common repercussions is the requirement to pay a fee or fine. Other financial consequences might include higher transaction rates or a hold-back on bank account funds.
In some cases, an organization failing an audit may not be able to carry out key functions such as processing credit cards or handling patient data. It may also be subject to more stringent regulations in the future as a result of non-compliance.
Taking advantage of Intersec Worldwide’s comprehensive regulatory compliance and risk management services will ensure that all issues are remediated and you’re able to confidently pass compliance audits.