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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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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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Avoiding the Risk Assessment Trap

Apr 13, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Joel Davis posted in compliance, assessments, 3rd party

 

Many companies start assessing innocently enough in order to respond to government and/or industry regulations, laws, and certifications with all the right intentions. They want to be in compliance, protect their business, and hopefully use these as differentiators in the market.

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What's wrong with Enterprise Vendor Assessments?

Sep 23, 2020 2:10:12 PM / by Vikas Bhatia posted in assessments, enterprise, vendor

It was reported that contractors in China used by Microsoft to train Cortana, their AI engine, were granted access to voice recordings with minimal cybersecurity controls.  A former contractor told the Guardian that workers were not vetted and shared account credentials were able to be used on personal laptops.

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Special Announcement! Upcoming Blog Series-All About Assessments

Jul 13, 2020 10:58:48 AM / by Jeffery Ratliff posted in CEO, compliance, cybersecurity, assessments, 3rd party

            Regulatory compliance can be a daunting task for small companies for a variety of reasons. For some, it could be that they do not have the necessary staff to commit to such a project. For others, it may be the lack of capital to pay an expensive consultant to do it for them. Another issue that plagues small companies is the lack of knowledge required to navigate the treacherous waters of regulatory compliance. While JustProtect may not be able to provide your company with more employees or extra money, something we can give you is knowledge. And Knowledge is Power.

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Startup CEOs considerations in the post COVID world.

Jul 7, 2020 12:19:37 PM / by Vikas Bhatia posted in CEO, compliance, Strategy, assessments, working remotely, Raising money

 

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Preparing to return to work after COVID-19 Crisis

Jun 12, 2020 2:30:00 PM / by Vikas Bhatia posted in cybersecurity, Strategy, assessments, telework, working remotely, COVID-19

Preparing for Risk

JustProtect is known for our ability to make cybersecurity and vendor risk assessments easier.  But we, just like everyone else, have broader concerns from a risk perspective.  

When COVID-19 arrived on our shores, it forced a large portion of the country's employees to work from home. While the majority of our team already worked remotely, we still needed to advise one of our office locations to work from home. 

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