What is the Difference Between Cybersecurity and Compliance?

Cyber Security and Compliance

Words like cybersecurity and compliance are often interchangeable without much care taken with how they differ. But make no mistake: while they are related practices, both are different approaches to a common problem of cybersecurity threats. 

Here we break down the differences and, more importantly, why these differences are important for when you have to meet compliance requirements or undergo audits. 

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What is Shadow IT and How Does it Impact Small Businesses?

Shadow IT Management & Why It Is Important To The SMB

Consumer technology is evolving, and even entry-level workers are technologically literate with cloud-based and collaborative technology. That’s both a boon for small businesses who want to cut costs and a limitation for those who have more demanding compliance and security demand. Shadow IT isn’t something you should be caught in the dark about. 

Here, we’ll discuss what shadow IT is and how it is going to inhibit your compliance and security efforts, which can be a huge drain for small businesses. 

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What is NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity?

Demystifying NIST Cybersecurity Framework

With the more recent threats and attacks we’ve seen in both the Colonial Pipeline and SolarWinds hacks, the question of infrastructure security is firmly in the collective consciousness. With President Biden’s Executive Order focusing executive resources to beef up cybersecurity, the efforts of the government are turning towards addressing some of the gaps that have been around for the past few years. 

This reality calls for private contractors and any business with infrastructure-critical services in areas like energy, defense, financial services or other areas to take the right steps to address these issues. Fortunately, the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity provides a thorough risk assessment framework to help. 

 

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