Cybersecurity

SEC Issues First Civil Penalty for Failure of Data Breach Disclosure

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On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an update to its cybersecurity guidance that was first introduced in 2011 regarding a public company’s disclosure obligations related to cybersecurity. The updated guidance highlights new rules that a company must follow to ensure that policies and procedures are in place to address […]

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SEC Approves Cybersecurity Guidance Revision

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Over the past year, cyber threats and risks have drastically increased in severity creating critical information security challenges, many of which have resulted in data breaches.

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Government Agencies Fight to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

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News headlines continue to discuss the popular topic of cryptocurrencies. Whether it’s bitcoin or blockchain, the emerging technologies and concepts continue to impact and complicate the business world.

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Security Considerations for Using Blockchain Technology in Healthcare

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Businesses continue to innovate and adopt new technologies with the goal of making operational processes more efficient. Recently, the newest technology trend, blockchain, has gained much attention from companies, technology innovators, and regulators. Although the technology itself is not new, it’s adoption into the commercial world is.

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A-LIGN’s Commitment to Quality

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What does it mean to be committed to quality? Through our quality assurance process and team, and accreditations, A-LIGN ensures that your organization receives a quality report that meets the guidelines set by the relevant audit standard. Our reports satisfy third-party inquiries and exceeds customer expectations by upholding the highest standard of work.

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Board Members and C-Levels: Are You Ready for 2018 Cybersecurity Risks?

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Within the last year, multiple laws and regulations have significantly increased cybersecurity risk management responsibility for board of director members and C-level executives. Let’s review four of these developments to ensure you have a plan in place to meet the requirements.

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PCI DSS v3.2 and the Penetration Testing Requirements for Service Providers

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In April 2016, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2.  With the updates came clarification to requirements, additional guidance, and the additional seven new requirements.

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The Uber Security Breach: 3 Takeaways to Secure Your Organization

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In October 2016, Uber the global car sharing company, experienced a massive breach whereby hackers stole personal data from approximately 57 million users and drivers. After a year of concealment without regulatory notice and payment to the hackers to destroy the data, Uber finally disclosed the breach. As a result, Uber has undertaken a large […]

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Ask A Hacker: A-LIGN’s Penetration Testers Conduct a Reddit Q&A

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On Thursday, October 26th A-LIGN held an Ask Me Anything (AMA) Q&A forum on Reddit, to conclude National Cyber Security Awareness Month by providing further insight into the data breach landscape. Members of our penetration testing team answered questions regarding penetration testing, hacking, and information security. Below are the top five questions asked during the […]

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Blockchain: Not Just for Bitcoin

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Following the 2017 AICPA Engage Conference in Las Vegas, one topic has been the center of discussion: Blockchain. Previously associated with online currencies such as bitcoins, blockchain has now grown to acquire investments in the billions. According to Google Trends, ‘blockchain’ has reached its peak search interest this past month since its first recorded interest […]

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