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3 ways to simplify cybersecurity and risk management without the anxiety

Jul 21, 2021 5:00:00 PM / by Haley Keitel posted in compliance, cybersecurity, 3rd party, Risk Assessor, Security, privacy

Here are three quick ways to simplify your risk management processes without increasing your anxiety or your costs.

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Why a company like yours doesn't need a fully formalized ISMS.

Jul 7, 2021 1:21:01 PM / by Bryan "SOC" Urias posted in cybersecurity, Strategy, dashboards, Security

An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is simply a framework for information security practices within your organization. You may immediately jump to think about a full set of policies and procedures, several stacks of network appliances, certifications, and an endless number of hoops to jump through.

The good news is that you don’t have to start there, the most important step is not the first step or the last step. It’s the next step. You can simply begin using risk-based strategies to build your ISMS one layer at a time.

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First American Financial Corporation Enforcement

Jun 30, 2021 3:19:25 PM / by Haley Keitel posted in compliance, cybersecurity, Policy, Security

First American Financial Corporation (FAFC) is facing the first-ever penalty from the SEC in the form of a cease-and-desist order and civil fines, as a result of their lack of disclosure controls and systems surrounding their cybersecurity risk management. 

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How assessments can prevent ransomware

Jun 21, 2021 4:48:04 PM / by Haley Keitel posted in cybersecurity, assessments, Security, ransomware

Ransomware is not isolated to tech companies, which is clearer than ever given the attacks this year. In a recent interview with Now This, our CEO Vikas Bhatia, discussed the fundamentals of these attacks and how companies across industries can better prepare by utilizing a third-party risk management plan. 

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Introducing the SIG offering

May 26, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Haley Keitel posted in assessments, 3rd party, enterprise, SIG

We’re excited to announce the Standardized Information Gathering (SIG) questionnaire license offering in conjunction with the JustProtect platform.

If you are new to JustProtect, welcome! We are a regulation and content-agnostic cloud-based platform that centralizes, automates, and simplifies the assessment process for companies with or without a GRC. Whether it’s third-party risk, procurement, internal audits, or compliance readiness, we can reduce time and the human cost of your assessment process.

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Meet the Team Series!

May 7, 2021 12:15:00 PM / by Haley Keitel posted in mission, working remotely, Startups

JustProtect wants to welcome Doug Stasko to the team as the new Vice President of Global Sales! We picked Doug’s brain on why he chose JustProtect as he brings a wealth of knowledge for moving JustProtect to the next level. 

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Resolving Your 3rd Party Assessment Needs

May 4, 2021 11:15:00 AM / by Jamie Aquila posted in cybersecurity, assessments, 3rd party

Now that we have identified the issues to watch out for, we can share what you can do to triage risks and develop your 3rd Party GRC Solution. 

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Old vs. New Thinking in 3rd Party Assessments

Apr 27, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jamie Aquila posted in compliance, cybersecurity, assessments, 3rd party, grc

Let’s Reassess How You Think About 3rd Party Assessments!
Caveat: We can’t possibly provide a complete 3rd Party consulting framework in a short blog. This post is to provide you with a new framework for 3rd Party risk and new thinking in assessments.

First, let’s clearly define what a 3rd Party is. We believe they encompass all of the following: suppliers, 3rd Party agents, contractors, distribution centers, call centers, contract manufacturers or assemblers, outsourcing firms, service providers (SaaS, Cloud, and a thousand more).

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Navigating the Manual Maze and Legacy GRC Systems

Apr 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Haley Keitel posted in compliance, assessments, 3rd party, vendor, grc

Last week, we discussed the two strategy pitfalls companies face when they realize that they have regulations, laws, and certifications they need to be in compliance with. This post dives deeper into what companies experience when they go down this path.

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Meet the Team Series! (Anniversary edition)

Apr 16, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by Haley Keitel posted in working remotely, Tampa, Startups

We are celebrating, Application Security and Compliance Analyst, Bryan Urias' one year anniversary with JustProtect!

 

Who is the real you?

What may seem like a serendipitous entry into cyber security and risk assessment is the reality for Bryan Urias and his journey with JustProtect. Bryan connected with Embarc Collective, who acted as a pipeline for local businesses and his university, Florida Poly. That’s how he met Vikas Bhatia, JustProtect’s Founder and CEO, one year ago.

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