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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Is your BYOD Policy Still Effective?

A proper BYOD policy

Reviewing your BYOD Policy

Many organizations already have a BYOD (Bring your own device) policy for mobile devices and allow employees to use their own devices — mostly smartphones — with certain restrictions. However, the current pandemic has forced companies to ramp up their work from home initiatives. In some cases, companies did not have BYOD or remote work policies before the pandemic. Implementing a BYOD policy comes with a lot of security concerns, adding to the increased risk of cyberattacks already brought on by remote work. To avoid a costly data breach, your organization must use caution while executing a BYOD strategy.

After several weeks and months, parts of the globe are beginning to open; now is the time to review and evaluate their BYOD policies. With the possibility of multiple COVID-19 waves in the future and the changing workforce from the pandemic, a proper BYOD policy is more important than ever.

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PCI Compliance is Vital to the Economic Engine of the World

PCI Compliance is Vital to the Economic Engine of the World

The Evolving Need for PCI DSS Compliance.

The current COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated a trend that was already on the rise — a move toward many new forms of electronic payment that involve capturing and transmitting credit card data. Businesses have moved online-only transactions during this crisis, and many consumers don’t want to handle physical money. And with so many employees working from home on their own computers, laptops, and mobile devices, the risk of a data breach is increasing at an exponential rate.

Many companies are vulnerable to breach, theft, and fraud. A single data breach can severely impact a company’s reputation as well as its ability to conduct business in the future. For merchants that process, store, and transmit credit card information, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance has never been more critical.

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