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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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Managing Remote Access Security Risks During the COVID-19 Crisis

Jun 10, 2020 10:37:07 AM / by Jeffery Ratliff posted in cybersecurity, Strategy, assessments, telework, working remotely, COVID-19

Before this pandemic, many employees seldom worked outside of the office environment. Therefore, the main focus of InfoSec and Cyber Security was on the organization’s on-site communication infrastructure. The majority of company policies on this subject were centered around internal conduct and practices. That begs the question of whether or not companies were prepared for this unforeseen transition. Chances are that many businesses were caught off-guard by this recent development, and that is why the Information Technology Laboratory released a special bulletin for March 2020 that addresses Security for Enterprise Telework, Remote Access, and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Solutions. 

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Selling to Defense Organizations? Get introduced to DFARS

Jan 17, 2020 3:58:44 PM / by Vikas Bhatia posted in compliance, assessments, dfars, 800-171

Throughout its history, the Department of Defense (DOD) has relied on contractors, these are individuals or non-federal companies that supply services, supplies, or construction.  Almost all of these relationships involve the sharing of sensitive information which could present some sort of risk.

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How do I start a vendor management program?

Jan 6, 2020 11:38:06 AM / by Vikas Bhatia posted in compliance, assessments, 3rd party

You've probably heard how important vendor management is to the success of your information security program. But it's important that you learn how to start a vendor management program and perform assessments for it so that each assessment supports your business.

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