Cybersecurity compliance regulations have never been tougher – and, while it may take a little work for businesses to achieve, this is a good thing. Cybercrime in Australia is increasing in frequency and sophistication of attacks, making cybersecurity compliance a necessary factor for all businesses to consider.
Cybersecurity compliance is a positive for all Australians. It means we can conduct our daily business and not have to worry as much about the risk of privacy breaches, stolen sensitive information, and other results of cyberattack.
Real Innovation Group are here to improve and maintain cybersecurity compliance within your business. With expert cybersecurity staff, years of industry experience and unmatched level of compliance knowledge, Real Innovation Group offer top quality IT services to make your business fully cyber-compliant.
What is cybersecurity compliance?
Cybersecurity compliance is the adherence to a set of standards and regulatory requirements outlined by a particular agency, law or authority group. Most compliance requirements are based around the protection of personal data or sensitive information.
How cybersecurity compliance affects your business
Your business may be affected by multiple cybersecurity compliance protocols, depending on the industry, location and size of your business. Common compliance policies which may affect Australian businesses include:
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The GDPR policy is part of the EU guidelines on cybersecurity standards, and it was developed to prevent data breaches and protect sensitive information such as the personal information of customers and employees. By following the GDPR model of compliance, you’re ensuring that your own protective security framework is up to an international standard. The GDPR can also align with Australian Government entities’ requirements, and Real Innovation Group can assist with maintaining compliance with this international policy.
- Privacy and Security Posture
When collecting and using personal information of customers, clients and employees, your cyber security framework needs to be equipped to protect it. The safeguarding of financial information, for example, is of utmost importance, and this is where the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) plays a role. Real Innovation Group can build your business’s compliance to this standard, putting systems in place to meet PCI DSS policies.
- Data Breach Notifications and Mitigation Strategies
Sadly, even the best defended computer systems can fall prey to a successful cyberattack. Many major organisations, who have large budgets to invest in cybersecurity, find themselves the victims of cyberattack, too. That’s why cybersecurity compliance is there to prove that your business was fully aligned with the necessary cybersecurity protocols before falling victim to an attack.Related to this idea is the implementation of a mitigation strategy, which allows you to mitigate the damages caused by a successful cyberattack. Real Innovation Group’s specialist team can assist with mitigation strategies and data breach notifications.
How does Real Innovation Group maintain cybersecurity compliance?
Not only is our knowledge of different global compliance policies essential for maintaining cybersecurity compliance, but so is our framework implementation. Real Innovation Group build a better cybersecurity framework for your business, making sure you’re totally cyber-compliant at all times.
- Implementing a cybersecurity framework
On a daily basis, our IT specialists implement cybersecurity frameworks, like the Essential Eight, within Aussie businesses. Implementing a cybersecurity framework is an excellent way to stay compliant with relevant policies. The Essential Eight framework was developed by the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and aims to better protect any business or organisation from cyberattack by employing eight simple yet effective controls:
- Application control
- Patch applications
- Configure Microsoft Office macro settings
- User application hardening
- Restrict administrative privileges
- Patch operating systems
- Multi-factor authentication
- Regular back-ups
- Increasing cybersecurity awareness
Real Innovation Group are also experts in raising your staff’s cybersecurity awareness to a high level, helping to prevent phishing attacks and other forms of fraudulent activity which exploits human error. Raising your employees’ cyber security awareness involves educating staff on how to identify potential phishing attacks, what to do if they detect suspicious material, and testing staff on their ability to recognise such attacks.
- Cyber insurance policies
When all else fails, cyber insurance is there to protect your organisation from the crippling damages of cyberattack. We offer effective, transparent cyber insurance policies and can help you comply with them so that you’re covered in the event of a cyberattack.
Cyber compliance made easy with Real Innovation Group
We’re proud to make cybersecurity compliance easy by offering security services and other products. Contact Real Innovation Group for our A-grade cybersecurity services. Real Innovation Group are Australia’s leading team in a broad range of IT services. Whether you need help with cybersecurity compliance or help with choosing the right cyber insurance policy, Real Innovation Group is here for you. Our managed services ensure your business is reducing wasted time and money on training and staff upkeep, while giving you high quality cybersecurity. Prevent problems, get innovative solutions and save money all at the same time when you talk to the team at Real Innovation Group and inquire about our managed cybersecurity services today!
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