Whether your company has been selling online for 20 minutes or 20 years, you are
undoubtedly familiar with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). It
requires merchants to create security management policies and procedures for safeguarding
customers’ payment data.
Originally created by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express in 2004, the PCI DSS
has evolved over the years to ensure online sellers have the systems and processes in place
to prevent a data breach.
Cloud services are a pillar of a digital transformation,
but they have also become a thorn in the side of many
security architects. As data and applications that were
once behind the enterprise firewall began roaming
free—on smartphones, between Internet-of-Things
(IoT) devices, and in the cloud—the threat landscape
expanded rapidly. Security architects scrambled to adjust
their technologies, policies, and procedures. But just
when they thought they had a handle on securing their
cloud-connected enterprises, new business imperatives
indicated that one cloud wasn’t enough.
Modern enterprises operate in a multi-cloud world,
where the threat landscape has reached a new level of
complexity. Security teams are juggling a hodgepodge
of policies, threat reports, and management tools. When
each cloud operates in its own silo, the security architect
has even more difficulty supporting the CISO or CIO with a
coherent, defensible security posture.
If you are looking for a deeper understanding of how to effectively and efficiently manage your organization’s employee handbook, code of conduct, and policies and procedures, The Definitive Guide to Policy Management is your go-to resource.
Published By: mindSHIFT
Published Date: Nov 29, 2007
Have you adjusted your data retention policies and electronic discovery procedures to comply with the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)? Learn how email archiving can help you with these electronic discovery requirements.
The framework presented here is a way to avoid data dysfunction via a coordinated and well-planned governance initiative. These initiatives require two elements related to the creation and management of data:
• The business inputs to data strategy decisions via a policy
• The technology levers needed to monitor production data
based on the policies.
Collectively, data governance artifacts (policies, guiding principles and operating procedures) give notice to all stakeholders and let them know, “We value our data as an asset in this organization, and this is how we manage it.”
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Oct 23, 2017
Employers should take note that a significant number of legal changes on the federal, state and local level have or will
have a substantial impact on workplace policies and employee handbooks. It is critical for an employer to review, amend
and properly update its handbook for 2018 so that it reflects the latest legal requirements.
An employer also needs to understand what the legal update is and how it affects the workplace, as well as develop
and implement policies, practices and procedures to remain compliant. Further, an employer may need to update its
employee handbook based on internal changes (e.g., benefits, performance management).
Below are relevant XpertHR resources, including Employee Handbook policy statements, to assist an employer in
updating its own handbook.
Is your organization benefiting from the full ROI of automated policy and procedure management? Policies and procedures are the building blocks of every organization. This eBook offers articles geared toward managing the policy lifecycle from drafting and validating to approving and implementing, as well as increasing security and important steps toward protecting against data breaches.
If you are looking for a deeper understanding of how to effectively and efficiently manage your organization’s employee handbook, code of conduct, and policies and procedures, The Definitive Guide to Policy Management is your all-inclusive resource.
With cybercriminals threatening nations globally, cybersecurity is taking a front seat in many regions. Most notably, the European Union (EU) has adopted regulations to combat the threats. Against the backdrop of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks, the EU has set forth rules and procedures for enhanced cybersecurity, along with penalties for noncompliance, in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This new body of mandated policies and procedures aims to protect EU member personal information collected and/or stored by organizations. Read more in the GDPR business brief.
How mature is your information security policy program? Do you have a set of outdated documents stored in a binder or intranet site? Or do you have a documented management program that keeps your policies up to date, your users informed and your internal auditors sleeping at night?
Information security policy development should not be a one-time event. In order to effectively reduce risk and maintain a proper governance structure, organizations must periodically update written security policies as part of an ongoing management process.
Published By: SyberWorks
Published Date: Oct 21, 2008
This blind case study focuses on the operations division of a Fortune 500 company had significant challenges training its franchisees. They struggled with an 8 to 12 month backlog in providing training for their new franchisees coming on board. Anecdotally, when they did get around to training new people, the requirements and curriculum were outdated and in the process of being revised. Their franchisees and employees were never current on updated company policies and procedures. These franchises were spread all over the country, so it was costly to train their franchisees using traditional onsite training methods.
Published By: Imprivata
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
When the U.S. Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, among the law's many provisions was the establishment of formal regulations designed to protect the confidentiality and security of patient information. In addition to mandating new policies and procedures, the HIPAA security regulations require mechanisms for controlling access to patient data on healthcare providers' information technology (IT) systems.
Engagement with customers online has evolved from novelty to necessity, with an estimated $202 billion spent in 2011 and projected 10% growth to $327 billion in 2016, according to Forrester Research. Businesses are maneuvering to connect with the growing pool of online customers, but the move to eCommerce brings new security risks with the exchange of sensitive consumer information, including cardholder data and personally identifiable information that can enable identity theft. At stake is reputation of brand, ongoing access to merchant credit lines, and substantial penalties and remediation in the event of a breach.
This white paper elucidates the aspects of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) compliance that must be considered when choosing a secure environment for servers involved in eCommerce. Whether deciding to outsource or keep data hosting in-house, any company collecting, storing or transmitting customer cardholder data needs to be compliant, and this document helps pinpoint the specific concerns and standards a company should be aware of when choosing how to keep their data secure. Understanding requirements and best practices for security policies and procedures, physical safeguards, and security technologies is essential to establishing cardholder data security and meeting QSA and SAQ audit requirements.