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Zephyr Networks has the knowledge and expertise to help you navigate your industry specific IT Compliance requirements; related to business systems, controls, and processes.

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IT Compliance Understanding and Acumen

Zephyr Networks brings to the table an invaluable understanding and acumen to assist you in dealing with specific IT Compliance conditions tied to business procedures, systems, and controls. We understand that compliance is a journey best travelled with a trusted partner. Compliance frameworks change regularly to account for new threats and the ever-changing IT landscape. Your company’s specific IT compliance journey should be shepherded by a partner who has the experience and skills to reach your goals, and the Z Team can help.

The Importance of Cybersecurity and IT Industry Regulations

At Zephyr Networks, Cybersecurity and adherence to IT industry regulations are of paramount importance. Our commitment is to ensure your security solutions meet and exceed the high standards of various security compliance conditions, including but not limited to CIS, NIST, CMMC, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI-DSS. Our expert team is at your disposal for running regular risk assessments, formulating security policies, and providing continuous maintenance services.

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"With Zephyr Networks, we fully grasped the intricate details of our IT compliance requirements. They developed a thorough plan, carried it out proficiently, guided us through the audit process, and we feel assured in our IT compliance status now. Their unwavering dedication to service excellence in this industry is second to none."

- Manufacturing Client w/ Government Contractor Compliance Requirements

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Understanding IT Compliance

Fulfilling Security and Privacy Norms

and Adhering to 3rd Party Prerequisites

Compliance and security are two critical aspects that encourage companies to safeguard their digital resources. IT compliance primarily deals with adhering to third-party prerequisites. The objective here is to fulfil the security and privacy norms specified by several governments, markets, vendors and/or clients. IT compliance is essential for organizations to ensure smooth operations with different entities, each observing a unique privacy standard such as stringent privacy laws implemented by some countries (like the California privacy act), or heavily regulated markets (like defense, finance and healthcare), and clients with high confidentiality standards.
Differentiating Between IT Compliance and Data Protection & IT Security
IT compliance, data protection, and IT security are often mistakenly considered synonymous. However, they have distinct operations – data protection and IT security address the actual application of procedures and technology to safeguard digital information and systems, whereas IT compliance is concerned with meeting relevant stipulations. Despite such compliance-related stipulation driving the requirements for IT security or data protection, it's not limited to solely compliant-based measures. Furthermore, legislative requirements are often not stated explicitly, Zephyr Networks, with its understanding of these varied layers, helps in navigating these complexities seamlessly. We offer our Technology Success Partner (TSP) program, encompassing a diverse range of IT compliance consulting services, customized to align with your organizational and industry-specific needs.

Provision of Services

Zephyr Networks caters to an array of needs, be it industry-specific compliance like HIPAA or GDPR or compliance to broader guidelines such as NIST or CIS. Our services include:
  • Evaluating current IT systems and processes for alignment with laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • Strategizing plans to fill identified gaps.
  • Implementing remedial measures.
  • Preparing for audit scenarios.
  • Regular tracking and modification of IT systems and processes to ensure continuous compliance and manage sudden issues.
Apart from the services available through our TSP program, we offer our IT compliance consulting services separately as well. Whether you are part of our program or seeking our services individually, we're equipped to help you meet your company’s IT compliance objectives.
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IT Compliance: Goals and Challenges

The main purpose of IT compliance is to create a strategic, procedural, and technical framework that outlines how organizations attain ethical and legal integrity. The framework serves as proof of compliance while providing actionable policies, procedures, and mechanisms.

Prevent Losses

IT compliance can help prevent various losses associated with the non-compliance issues and, consequently, data breaches. This includes:
  • Fines from Government agencies
  • Industry group delisting
  • Loss of customer trust
  • Loss of brand authority
  • Loss of revenue
  • A decrease in stock value
  • Loss of market opportunities

Compliance is a Journey

While compliance is beneficial to businesses and customers alike, it is often difficult to attain, often due to the interpretive nature, as well as scope and complexity of new statutes and regulations. Additionally, there are key challenges every organization faces.

Shadow IT and the use of unauthorized applications are particularly difficult challenges. However, employee training can help prevent or reduce the scope of this matter. Properly dealing with service providers, like cloud vendors, also critically impacts compliance. This can be solved, too, by thoroughly auditing and monitoring cloud services for compliance.

Governance, Risk and Compliance Solutions

Meet Goals, Streamline Risk Profile, Protect Value

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software provides organizations with controls for managing data access and IT compliance.

GRC helps organizations align their IT strategy with various company departments and reduce silos. The software helps all employees and relevant stakeholders remain aware of compliance requirements and properly meet these standards.

GRC solutions can help organizations meet goals while streamlining risk profile and protecting value. For example, organizations can leverage GRC to reduce online threats, identify errors, and discover fraudulent activities.

GRC Software Considerations

When choosing GRC, there are certain aspects that should be taken under consideration.

Business-wide GRC vs system-specific GRC

Different GRC tools offer different capabilities for governance and compliance. Some solutions provide end-to-end solutions for data governance and compliance across the entire organization. Other tools, on the other hand, focus on certain environments, like Office 365, or data specific processes, like integration.

Compliance-focused vs process-focused

GRC solutions provide capabilities that achieve two main goals—maintaining data loss prevention (DLP), and meeting compliance regulations. While the majority of GRC tools help organizations achieve both goals, many tools prioritize one goal over another. Resource control-focused GRC solutions, for example, prioritize DLP, while compliance-focused systems focus mainly on providing capabilities for reporting and auditing.

Governance

  • Policy management
  • Document and information management, such as audit trail, archiving, and version control
Remember, IT compliance doesn't dictate a one-size-fits-all solution to secure IT. It advocates good governance and due diligence in line with each unique compliance principle. In some sectors, IT compliance requirements are so comprehensive that they require a dedicated management team for implementation. Supervisory authorities may randomly check compliance with regulations. Companies should regularly prove their compliance, such as through external auditor reports or penetration tests, as required.
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Popular IT Compliance Standards

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enforced by the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. It protects the data of EU citizens and applies to any entity that handles EU citizens' data regardless of the entity's physical location. Consent is imperative before an organization can collect an individual's data. If an individual opts-out, previously collected information must be deleted.

PCI DSS, or the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, is designed to protect card-based transaction data. By complying with PCI DSS, organizations can bolster trust and ensure customer safety for transactions.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) promotes transparency and accuracy of financial disclosures. Compliance can prevent accounting errors, discourage fraudulent practices, and enhance corporate disclosures.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) applies to any entity that interacts with healthcare information in any way. It regulates the protection of medical records.
HIPAA enforces the following key standards:
  • Privacy provisions ensure patient consent is obtained before disclosing healthcare information.
  • Security measures ensure administrative, physical, and technical safeguards are in place for electronic protected health information (ePHI).
  • Notification requirements help maintain HIPAA compliance by informing related parties in the event of a breach.
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program is designed to protect American ingenuity and national security information. It was developed in response to foreign actors targeting of defense related subcontractors through hacking for sensitive unclassified information. It is enforced as a condition to contract awards.
Customs Trade Partnership Against Terroism
The Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Minimum Security Criteria is a public-private collaboration between the U.S. Customs & Border Protection department of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. CTPAT is designed to strengthen international supply chains and improve United States border security. CTPAT collaboration partners get multiple benefits that can help with their profitability and customer satisfaction.

General IT Compliance Focus Areas

Governance
  • Policy management
  • Document and information management, such as audit trail, archiving, and version control
  • Training record manager
  • Access and privilege control 
Risk
  • Risk management
  • Audits and inspection management
  • Risk mitigation
  • Incident management, such as correction action (CAPA) tools, and root cause analysis
  • Third party and supplier risk management
Compliance
  • Automated compliance management
  • Audits and inspection management
  • Ongoing monitoring of business processes
  • Reporting tools

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