The Need for a Business Continuity Plan

The need for a Business Continuity Plan

Business Continuity Planning in a Coronavirus World

The need for a business continuity plan is becoming more critical as businesses adjust disruptions caused by the coronavirus.

A virus in and of itself can’t shut your company’s systems, operations, or services down, but it can impact how a business functions. It’s not often that businesses face a pandemic. Still, natural disasters, human-made disasters, security threats (such as a malware attack), and an outage are a reality. If businesses want to ensure a smooth recovery process and continuity of operations, they must do a risk assessment and develop a recovery services strategy with disaster recovery and business continuity plans.

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Securing yourself in a Remote Work World

Securing yourself in a Remote Work World

A new remote work world?

COVID-19 or the Coronavirus is changing life as we know it. From simple handshakes to finding toilet paper, life has changed tremendously over the past several weeks. One area that is significantly impacted is the rise of remote workers. Companies in every industry are mandating that employees work from their home offices. This sudden shift in the way we work has created a few new potential cyber security issues that employees and employers.

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SOC 1, SOC 2, or SOC 3: What’s the difference?

SOC 1, SOC 2, or SOC 3

What the SOC?

A service organization controls (SOC) report is a way to verify that an organization is following some specific best practices before you outsource a business function to that organization. These best practices are related to finances, security, processing integrity, privacy, and availability.

It is a standardized report that gives service providers a mechanism to deliver insight into the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls relevant to user entities (i.e., customers). There are three primary types of reports:

A SOC 1 is related to internal controls that impact financial reporting or internal controls of the customers of the service organization.

SOC 2 and SOC 3 are related to internal controls that impact system security or availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, or the privacy of customer data.

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