Whether it is POPIA, CMMC, BDDK, GDPR, or NYDFS that you are needing to comply with is dependent upon which country your organization is located in and what international business connections you have. In today’s working environment, organizations are expected to comply, with both international and local regulatory bodies, and those that don’t, face the consequences of these regulations and can be given fines of up to $22 million in damages or 4% of their global revenue. As well as the financial impact, non-compliance can cause even more costly devastation whereby consumers lose confidence in the company or brand.
So how do you ensure your organization is compliant?
When implementing a corporate security policy, there are some common best practices that CEO’s and CISO’s can apply to ensure more security and reduce the risk of being negatively affected by data protection legislation.
- Do the regulations apply to you?
If your organization deals with individuals’ personal information, or you work with financial, government or military, then the local legislation regulations will apply to you.
- How do you apply the legislation?
Understand all of the aspects of the determined legislation and establish who is responsible for applying this within your organization. Be aware of any requirements to encrypt certain data and how decryption keys should be stored.
- Put the basics in place first.
Are your devices password protected? Do you have strong anti-virus installed? Are your security policies up-to-date? Make sure your password policies comply with the latest NIST regulations and your end-users are using non-compromised passwords.
- Improve the existing security.
Regulatory bodies expect proof that your organization complies with adhering to all regulations as well as preventing possible security breaches. Password management with the addition of Multi-Factor Authentication strengthens and verifies the management of these expectations.
- Validate and verify your setup.
Data protection legislation requires companies to show they use a framework to continuously monitor compliance rather than a single audit process. Therefore, it is imperative that you can verify password compliance and the usage of Multi-Factor Authentication as a secure password is a foundation on which all other security initiatives are built.
Comply and Secure with Authlogics
Authlogics have been recognized at this year’s AI Cyber Security Awards and awarded “Best Password Compliance Specialist” for the second year running for providing “a unique solution which helps transition from a weak and vulnerable password to a secure and always compliant one”.
Authlogics solutions have been designed to comply with best practices with a key focus on adhering to NIST compliance for password security and user authentication. Authlogics has numerous tools and solutions to assist the organization to achieve the necessary on-going compliance with the legislative framework. This is achieved with their Password Security Management and Multi-Factor Authentication solutions, both of which are prescribed requirements for secure and compliant environments.
This has been specifically designed to meet and exceed NIST SP 800-63B guidelines for password compliance. It can be deployed in minutes on corporate network servers and enforces a compliant password policy as soon as a user changes their Windows password, without requiring any desktop software.
This technology coordinates the provision and management of identity information to allow users to log in securely from desktops, mobile, Cloud, and 3rd party applications. It provides a consistent and fully featured layer of security wherever users log on. A self-service portal allows users to set passwords that comply with the latest security guidelines and lets users add and remove multi-factor devices as needed. Each action is logged in detail and can be reported on for audit and compliance purposes.
Find out if you comply
Private and public sector organizations around the world are benefiting from Authlogics solutions, to ensure online accounts are operated with compliant passwords that have not been breached while providing a clearly defined path to a passwordless future. Replacing passwords has already proven to increase employee productivity, reduce helpdesk costs, save time, and secure critical company apps, devices, and data.
Discover the Authlogics Password Breach Database which provides a comprehensive and well-maintained dictionary of unacceptable and compromised passwords in the Cloud for real-time lookups to see if you comply.
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