Compliance & Certification
Establishing, documenting and following appropriate IT security controls, policies and procedures provides many benefits to your organization. It will reduce risk by improving the overall security and protection of critical or sensitive data, it helps ensure you're meeting legal obligations and may help reduce liability in the event of a breach.
Obtaining certification from an accredited organization can also help you grow your business. Many customers overseas expect and require compliance with international standards, and many companies in the U.S. are beginning to have similar expectations. Achieving certification can open up new opportunities, increase customer confidence and give you a competitive advantage within your target market. It may also save your organization time and money, as providing documentation of compliance generally satisfies customer requirements without having you submit to their own review of your procedures.
WhiteHat Partners can guide your organization to certification and/or compliance with a variety of IT security standards, including ISO/IEC 27001 and NIST. Typically, compliance with either of these two standards will also help ensure that you're compliant with most other cyber security requirements and regulations, such as SSAE 16, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, HITECH, HITRUST, etc… We will conduct a pre-certification audit of your controls, policies and procedures to identify the gaps that must be addressed in order to achieve compliance. If desired, we can also assist your organization with the effort to address the gaps. If your goal is to obtain certification, we can help you prepare and be present while the accredited body conducts their audit.