Why Is Penetration Testing Important for Compliance?

Why is Penetration Testing Important?

When we think of hacking, we think of foreign agents or thieves undermining cybersecurity. But ethical hackers have served an important role in uncovering security vulnerabilities before they are exploited by malicious parties. The practice of penetration testing is one of the most tried-and-true forms of security testing available, and one that many cybersecurity regulations require for compliance. 

Here we provide an introduction to penetration testing and its role in compliance. The fact is that most security frameworks either require or suggest some form of penetration testing… and for good reason. 

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Understanding Cloud Computing and Compliance

Understanding Cloud Computing

We talk a lot about the cloud, and yet it isn’t the most well-understood technical paradigm in business. Most of us are just comfortable or happy to say that “we are on the cloud” and let it go at that. But cloud computing is an immensely robust industry and understanding the differences in available services and products could help you navigate compliance, security and business operations more effectively and efficiently. 

Here we will break down some of the basics of cloud computing and infrastructure. 

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Business Continuity Vs. Disaster Recovery: What is the Difference?

Disaster Recovery vs Business Continuity

Major social, cultural and financial events can disrupt our daily lives and the flow of business. Organizations operating during COVID-19 or even the 2008 Recession faced steep challenges to how they operate. How can they, when facing crises lasting months or years effectively adjust to changing conditions and stay above water? This is where business continuity comes in.

Here, we’re going to define business continuity as an important consideration, one closely tied to compliance and security. We’re also going to differentiate it from disaster recover. While these concepts are related, they also have significant differences.

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