Passing a compliance assessment isn’t easy, but it’s necessary for your business to thrive. To get contracts, grants, cyber insurance, and trust from customers, your business needs a base level of security to protect against attackers aiming to access your business’ secure files and data.
At Hyper Vigilance, our bread and butter is preparing our clients for their compliance audits by providing thorough, effective, and cost-efficient assessment support services no matter what compliance requirements they need to achieve.
Our Assessment Process
We start our compliance audit support services by conducting an assessment of your current cybersecurity posture. This includes walking through each control and comparing it to the security controls of your chosen compliance framework whether that be NIST 171, ISO 27001, or HIPAA. Once we determine how well you are meeting those controls, we devise a remediation and mitigation plan to align your current operations using a risk-based approach. This project plan, once implemented, will have you prepared to schedule your official compliance audit.
Compliance Programs We Support
Required for the Defense Industrial Base to bid on DoD contracts
NIST 171 Compliance
Required when working with Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
Required to safeguard the protected health information (PHI) of patients
Required to accept credit card payments from customers
Proof of globally recognized best practices in IT and security standards
Required to protect the privacy of personal data from EU countries and beyond
Required for federally supervised financial institutions that engage in online banking
Required for public companies to protect shareholders from errors and fraudulent practices
SOC 2 Compliance
Proof of properly managed customer data by a third-party auditor
Already have an idea of your compliance level and know you’ll need help?
We’ll not only provide you with a plan for how to meet the standards of your needed compliance, but we can also work with your business to help actually get you there. Focus your time, energy, and resources on managing your business. We’ll focus on managing your compliance.
What is a compliance risk assessment?
Different from a compliance audit, a compliance risk assessment takes a high-level view of your security posture, explores what controls you meet, what practices you follow, and maps out a general game plan of how to address the gaps in your current setup. This no long-term commitment first step is a great way to dip your toes into the complex world of cybersecurity.
The purpose of a compliance audit is to understand where you are with your business’ cybersecurity so you can lay out a roadmap of what still needs to be done. Very few businesses meet compliance standards with how they currently operate. Undergoing an internal audit before submitting to a third-party official audit means that you know where you stack up against compliance requirements and know that you’ll come out on the other side.
What is the best approach to a compliance audit?
Short answer: compare what you’re doing to what the compliance requirements tell you to do. Longer answer: take stock of your software, processes, monitoring, and access points and look for any current vulnerabilities or areas of weakness. Then, analyze the compliance requirements and see if what you found in your assessment matches up to what the requirements are asking for. From there, take each area and work to align it with the requirements of your compliance.
How do I conduct a compliance assessment for my business?
While almost all businesses need to meet compliance requirements of some sort, very few businesses have all the resources to complete an internal assessment in-house. The easiest and most cost-effective way is to enlist the support of a third-party expert to take the biggest lift of the assessment, leaving you to run your business.
Keeping You Open For Business
For many organizations, some form of compliance is required in order to do business. We’re here to make getting compliant as easy as possible. Contact the experts at Hyper Vigilance to get your business ready to take on whatever the world throws at it.