Today, with cyber-attacks and security threats looming around every corner, we find ourselves putting security at the very top of our priority list.
In a study by AIIM, one-third of respondents polled found “their organization’s information security methods to be insufficient to deal with modern information security threats”. This doubt can only be combated as decision makers delve into the latest standards in cyber-security, staying ahead of any potential attacks.
However, when choosing a partner to enter the digital space with, it can be difficult to know exactly what to look for in terms of security. To help you navigate through this, we’ve outlined some of the terms and security standards you may come across.
While slowly moving into North America, this standard began in Europe and is the only internationally accepted security standard. In order to become an ISO 27001 certified location, a business must navigate an annual audit with hundreds of unique controls. Security categories include, information security policies, asset management, HR security, physical security and more. This is one of the highest security protocols in the world and extremely tough to receive.
SOC2 Type II
SOC or Service Organization Controls, were developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA). After developing the SOC 2 audit, they also created Type II audits which are even more thorough. SOC2 Type II compliance standards require an annual audit to be completed by an independent attestation firm on efficacy of internal controls to reasonably assure they are working correctly.
SIEM+ focuses on security information and event management systems that work to constantly analyze activity logs to stay supported with threat detection and security incident responses. A main component of this technology is the real-time monitoring that never leaves the information unprotected.
Managed Security Monitoring
Going along with the ideas in SIEM+, this essentially means that there is a team of experts managing and monitoring your data at all times. So if any type of attack attempt is made, professionals will see it coming and stop it in its tracks.
As you’re going through looking into new vendors or even your current vendors, don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions when it comes to security. The right company is ready and willing to answer any of them because, at the end of the day it’s your business that they’re protecting.