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Fortify data security with FIPS-compliant OpManager

In an era where data breaches and cyberthreats are a constant concern, ensuring the security of your network monitoring systems is paramount. The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) compliance standard serves as a robust benchmark for data security. In this comprehensive blog, we’ll explore the importance of FIPS compliance and delve into how OpManager, leading network management software, adheres to these standards to bolster security for its users.


Ensuring Compliance in an Ever-Evolving Cloud Security Landscape

According to CSO the fines incurred for data breaches or non-compliance with security and privacy laws, for only a handful of companies, has cost $4.4 billion. The global average cost of a data breach in 2023 was $4.45 million, a 15% increase over 3 years (IBM). The challenge for organizations is how to safeguard sensitive information while adhering to the law, but without compromising innovation. Cyber threats loom large, affecting businesses in every industry.


Securing Essential Services: NIS Compliance Guidelines for OES

The EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive was adopted by the European Commission in 2016 and focused on establishing comprehensive cybersecurity regulations across the European Union. The NIS Directive is a robust piece of legislation enforced by local laws within each member state, working alongside other EU-wide regulations like the GDPR. The NIS Directive applies to Digital Service Providers (DSPs) and Operators of Essential Services (OES).


Unpacking ISO 31010: Effective Risk Assessment Techniques

ISO 31010 is a supplementary document to the risk management standard ISO 31000. It was developed to support the risk assessment process in ISO 31000, outlining different risk assessment techniques to broaden the scope of an organization’s risk evaluation methods. This post offers a comprehensive overview of ISO/IEC 31010, highlighting the standard’s potential to increase the effectiveness of risk management strategies. Learn how UpGuard streamlines Vendor Risk Management >


Using ISO 27002: 2022 to Improve Information Security Practices

ISO/IEC 27002 offers guidance on implementing an Information Security Management System (ISMSP). This international standard is very effective at helping organizations protect themselves against various information security risks through a series of security control categories. However, with the standard addressing such diverse information security risks, cybersecurity teams often find implementation and maintaining alignment a significant challenge.


How to perform effective user access reviews

In this series, you’ll hear directly from Vanta’s own Security, Enterprise Engineering, and Privacy, Risk, & Compliance Teams to learn about the teams’ approaches to keeping the Vanta organization secure. We’ll also share some guidance for teams of all sizes — whether you’re just getting started or looking to uplevel your operations.

Power Up with AI - How to Take Your GRC to the Next Level

Get ready to dive into the intersection of AI and GRC, where leveling up your program isn't just a metaphor – it's the next level of success. GRC leaders are discovering how AI is the ultimate power up, enhancing their security posture and helping them knock out risks and liability proactively. With AI by their side, GRC teams are dashing through challenging security questionnaires, scoring points with customers, and leaving their competitors in the dust.

Collaboration: The Key Ingredient to Successful Security Compliance

In the fast-paced world of software development, the clash between developers and security experts could greatly benefit from some much-needed balance. On one side, developers strive for success based on metrics like delivery time, deployment frequency, and number of features. On the other side, security professionals are measured on vulnerability and compliance metrics.


Cybersecurity Compliance in the Education Industry: How to Protect Students' Personal Data

The education industry is facing a growing threat from malicious cyberattackers, both external and internal. According to the Cyber Attack Trends report by Check Point Research, the education and research industry suffered from 44% more cyberattacks in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021. Therefore, cybersecurity in the academic industry is of paramount importance now.


Data compliance in public sector: Making data secure and accessible isn't mutually exclusive

In the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has the responsibility of upholding information rights in the public interest. The ICO work with businesses and public sector organisations to offer guidance and best practices for using data and information responsibly, as well as regulating and enforcing relevant laws.