Solutions by Compliance

Compliance to all applicable industry and regulatory requirements is mandatory for every business to carry out their functions and to stay protected.  You may need to respond to multiple mandates. With our deep compliance and security expertise, NetSentries helps you streamline your processes and elevate your security posture.

PCI Compliance

NetSentries run one of the best processes in Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. We can help you take a security first approach to achieving and maintaining compliance, whether you are large enterprise, government, service provider, small-medium enterprise or merchant.

Introduction

Businesses that stores, processes or transmits cardholder data is required to be PCI compliant. Like any compliance regime, the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) can be complex and difficult to manage. At NetSentries, we understand PCI compliance and how it can help your business become more secure. We have the people, processes and technologies for organizations of all sizes that cover every aspect of compliance to help you achieve and maintain compliance. Whatever your requirements, NetSentries can help you elevate your security posture and streamline your compliance process.

As the proven leader in PCI compliance, we have built a thoughtful, streamlined process for helping you secure your data and achieve

Access to World-Class PCI Experts

NetSentries have brought together a team of experts in PCI Security Standards who have been working closely with the PCI Security Standards Council and industry leaders and QSAs. Whether you are a large enterprise working or a small business we have the range of professionals and processes to reflect the world-class expertise behind the process of your compliance exercise.

Around-the-Clock Support

Our team of seasoned compliance support analysts are available 24x7x365. In-depth training ensures our analysts can support businesses of all sizes, from the largest enterprise to the sole proprietor.

Automation When You Need it

NetSentries deliver the optimum combination of our broad expertise and experience, including Managed Security Services for monitoring controls, Cyber Network Defence Services, Incident Response Services, Secure Communications, and Infrastructure & Systems Integration Services for delivering centralized, integrated and on-demand management of PCI compliance and security programs.

Security Portfolio Enables Compliance

NetSentries helps you employ security best practices, which streamlines the process of achieving and maintaining compliance. The NetSentries suite of security products, tools and managed services can help you protect critical assets and combat advancing threats, while addressing evolving mandates.

Supported by Industry-Leading Threat Intelligence

We monitor billions of security events worldwide each day and produce unique threat intelligence that fuels our services. Our customers benefit from the elite team of ethical hackers, forensic investigators and security researchers helping businesses across the globe.

Security and Compliance Tools Designed for User Requirements

NetSentries PCI compliance approach combines a compliance validation framework and security monitoring tools within our effective compliance management system as well as advanced technology and expert consulting.  Our state of the art ElastikTA Managed Detection & Response platform provide real time detection of all suspicious activity correlated with other contextual data, providing actionable responses.

From monitoring access to sensitive data to enforcing your acceptable usage policy, MDR helps you comply with stringent regulatory requirements, no matter your industry.

Our 24×7 Security Operations Centre is filled with the top-notch security analysts who are equipped with advanced forensic tools and tradecraft to combat today’s sophisticated attacks, which means you get enterprise-grade security, no matter the size of your business.

 

ISO Compliance

The ISO 27000 series of standards are a catalogue of international standards focused on information security and published by the International Standard for Organization. The most prominent from the series are ISO 27001, a management standard that can be audited, and ISO 27002, which prescribes best practices and controls – but is not a certification standard.

ISO 27001 was recently updated after being first released in 2005, is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). The standard lays out mandatory requirements that are able to be audited and certified. It contains a cycle of four phases that must continually be implemented.

NetSentries services and security solutions to help organizations of any size respond to the ISO 27000 series of standards, including 27001 and 27002.

The Plan Phase The Do Phase The Check Phase The Act Phase
·         Identify business objectives

·         Obtain management support

·         Select implementation scope

·         Define method of risk assessment

·         Prepare inventory of information assets to protect

·         Manage risks

·         Enact policies and procedures

·         Allocate resources and train staff

·         Monitor implementation of ISMS

·         Prepare for certification audit

·         Conduct regular assessment audits

 

ISO 27002 is not a formal specification and is not certifiable. Instead, it supports ISO 27001 by recommending detailed guidance for addressing information security objectives related to data confidentiality, integrity and availability, and deploying an ISMS. ISO 27002 also recently was updated and contains 114 controls listed under the following main sections:

  • Structure
  • Security Policy
  • Organization of Information Security
  • Human Resources Security
  • Asset Management
  • Cryptography
  • Physical and Environmental Security
  • Operations security
  • Communications Security
  • Information Systems Acquisition, Development, Maintenance
  • Supplier Relationships
  • Information Security Incident management
  • Information Security Aspects of Business Continuity
  • Compliance
  • Access Control

Solutions

NetSentries provides a comprehensive portfolio that can help organizations of any size respond to the ISO 27000 series of standards.

Plan and Prepare

Conducting Risk Assessment is the first step to identifying and implementing safeguards necessary to meet compliance. NetSentries helps you identify gaps that may exist between your current security posture and ISO guidelines. The customizable assessments, scaled individually for your organization, include identification of key assets and IT systems, assessment of controls and frameworks and a review of third-party providers and incident response programs.

Address Gaps and Vulnerabilities

NetSentries products and services help organizations respond to the controls listed in the ISO standards and implement best practice suggestions Here’s how we can help:

SIEM

Helps you gain broad visibility of threats to your network and improve your compliance process through logging, monitoring, and analysis of events.

Managed Detection & Response

Our state of the art ElastikTA Managed Detection & Response platform provide real time detection of all suspicious activity correlated with other contextual data, providing actionable responses.

From monitoring access to sensitive data to enforcing your acceptable usage policy, MDR helps you comply with stringent regulatory requirements, no matter your industry.

Our 24×7 Security Operations Centre is filled with the top-notch security analysts who are equipped with advanced forensic tools and tradecraft to combat today’s sophisticated attacks, which means you get enterprise-grade security, no matter the size of your business.

                    Network Access Control

Ensures managed and unmanaged devices connecting to the network comply with policies and do not introduce malware.

Data Loss Prevention

Allows you to discover and classify sensitive data and prevent it from leaving the network.

Security Awareness Education

Instructs your employees and contractors to understand the threat of social engineering and follow best practices for security, including password management and the safe use of web and social media tools.

Incident Readiness and Response

Prepares your staff to proactively identify the indications of a breach and contain it quickly and efficiently.

Compliance

Identifies areas of risk and establishes the business and technical requirements needed for an effective information security program.  NetSentries helps you to automate and manage controls, policies and procedures across multiple compliance frameworks.

 

HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law in 1996. It has gained acceptance for establishing regulatory standards around patient data security and privacy. Recently the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR) significantly has ramped up their HIPAA audit program, with an increased focus on risk assessments.

Overview

All organizations maintaining or transmitting electronic protected health information, known commonly as ePHI, must comply with HIPAA. This includes business associates, which are contractors and subcontractors that perform services on behalf of a health insurance provider. ePHI is defined as “identifiable demographic and other information relating to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual. “HIPAA features three components related to data protection: the Security Rule, the Privacy Rule and the Breach Notification Rule. Each one is encompassed by the overarching Omnibus Rule, which took effect in 2013 and ushers in enforcement of business associates for the first time. The requirements of the Omnibus Rule were mandated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, passed in 2009 as part of the economic stimulus bill. While the move from paper records to electronic records within medical and health care organizations vastly improves the patient experience, the risk to security and privacy increases. Breaches – whether they are caused by theft, unauthorized access, human error or external attacks – are rising year over year within the medical and health care industries, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks reports of data-loss incidents.

Security Rule: This rule dictates the administrative, physical, technical controls necessary to secure electronic protected health information (ePHI), whether it is created, maintained, stored or in transit. Covered entities and business associates must conduct risk assessments and prevent against unauthorized access.

Privacy Rule: This rule institutes safeguards for the control of personal health information, no matter its format: oral, written or electronic. Broadly, it sets limits for the disclosure of patient information without their consent and spells out the rights patients have over their data.

Breach Notification Rule: This rule orders HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates, in the event of a data breach involving ePHI, to notify affected individuals, the secretary of the U.S. Health & Human Services Department (HHS) and, in some cases, prominent media outlets – unless they can prove there is a low risk of compromise based on a risk assessment.

Consequences

The Office of Civil rights (OCR), within HHS, has received more than 85,000 HIPAA-related complaints since 2003. More than 30,000 of those have warranted an investigation, some 66 percent of which resulted in corrective action being required. And that number is certain to rise. A newly released electronic complaint portal is expected to nearly double the number of legitimate complaints from around 10,000 per year to about 18,000. In 2012, the OCR launched the Audit Pilot Program, with the initial round consisting of 115 audits of health care providers, health plans and health care clearinghouses – collectively meant to represent a broad sampling of the industry. Going forward, however, every covered entity or business associate is eligible for an audit. OCR investigations may result in penalties, which greatly vary and are determined by the date of the violation, whether the covered entity knew, or should have known, about the violation and whether the violation was due to wilful neglect.

                   Civil Penalties

Before Feb. 18, 2009                                     After Feb. 18, 2009
Up to $100 per Violation                                     $100 to $50,000 or more per Violation
$25,000 Annual Cap                                     $1,500,000 Annual Cap

Criminal Penalties

Willful Violation Up to $50,000 and 1 Year Prison
Violation Involving False Pretense $100,000 and Up to 5 Years
Intent to sell, transfer or use individually health information for commercial advantage, personal gain or malicious harm Up to $250,00 and Up to 10 Years

 

The OCR may choose to reduce a penalty if the failure to comply is due to a reasonable cause and/or the penalty would be excessive given the nature and extent of non-compliance. A penalty will not be imposed if:

  • Failure to comply was not due to willful neglect and was corrected during a 30-day period after the entity knew, or should have known, about the violation.
  • The U.S. Department of Justice already imposed a criminal penalty for the failure to comply.

 

Solutions

NetSentries provides a comprehensive portfolio that can help organizations of any size respond to HIPAA regulations. We are ideally suited to help support a compliance program centered on the administrative, physical and technical requirements of HIPAA.

Plan and Prepare

Conducting a HIPAA Risk Assessment is the first step to identifying and implementing safeguards necessary to meet compliance. NetSentries helps you find gaps that may exist between your current security posture and HIPAA requirements. The customizable assessments, scaled individually for covered entities and business associates, include identification of key assets and IT systems, assessment of controls and frameworks and a review of third-party providers and incident response programs.

Address Gaps and Vulnerabilities

HIPAA requires covered entities and their business associations to deploy technical controls to prepare for audits and protect sensitive ePHI, whether it is being stored or transmitted. Some of the ways we can help you include:

Urgent Care Solutions Bundle 

A comprehensive solution addressing both HIPAA / HITECH and PCI compliance specifically tailored for Urgent Care facilities and operators.

Data Loss Prevention 

Allows you to discover and classify sensitive data and prevent it from leaving the network.

Secure Web Gateway

Enables safe and productive access to Web 2.0 while ensuring compliance, minimizing data loss and eliminating malware risks

File Integrity Monitoring

Addresses the HIPAA Security Rule standard that specifically references “integrity” and states ePHI cannot be improperly altered or destroyed.

Network Access Control

Ensures managed and unmanaged devices connecting to the network comply with policies and do not introduce malware.

Web Application Firewall

Protects web applications against external attackers who may use vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection, to steal patient information.

SIEM

Helps you gain broad visibility of threats to your network and improve your compliance process through logging, monitoring, and analysis of events.

Managed Detection & Response

Our state of the art ElastikTA Managed Detection & Response platform provide real time detection of all suspicious activity correlated with other contextual data, providing actionable responses.

From monitoring access to sensitive data to enforcing your acceptable usage policy, MDR helps you comply with stringent regulatory requirements, no matter your industry.

Our 24×7 Security Operations Centre is filled with the top notch security analysts who are equipped with advanced forensic tools and tradecraft to combat today’s sophisticated attacks, which means you get enterprise-grade security, no matter the size of your business.

Security Awareness Education 

Instructs your employees and contractors to understand the threat of social engineering and follow best practices for security, including password management and the safe use of web and social media tools.

Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Assessment

Identifies and manages potential vulnerabilities in your networks, applications or databases.

 

GDPR Compliance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a data protection law for Europe as well as any organizations doing business in Europe. NetSentries delivers a GDPR Privacy and Information Security Risk Assessment to help you holistically and strategically assess how well your organization is addressing the GDPR.

NetSentries deliver specialized services to help your organization address the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We help our customers holistically and strategically assess the organization’s adherence with the GDPR.

Overview

The GDPR defines how personal data should be collected, processed and stored. The key goals of the GDPR are:

  • Give citizens great control over their personal data
  • Unify data protection laws in all European countries, which also simplifies the regulatory environment for international business
  • Update data protection laws to incorporate Internet, mobile, social media and other current and emerging technologies

The regulation will be in full effect on May 25, 2018. Your organization may be faced with significant penalties for failure to comply with the GDPR.

Consequences

The Information Commissioners Office has supervisory authority to impose fines and even stop an organization from processing personal data. Organizations that fail to comply with the GDPR are subject to:

  • Fine up to €20million or 4% of global turnover, whichever is greater
  • Fine up to €10million or 2% of global turnover, whichever is greater

Services

The GDPR is a sweeping regulation that must be adhered to on all processes that handle privacy data which could be used to identify a data subject who resides within the European Economic Community. NetSentries team of Data Protection Officers deliver key services to help you assess how well you are meeting GDPR requirements and help you create a strategic plan for improving your organization’s compliance.

GDPR Workshop

  • Helps you understand the scope of the regulation and the requirements
  • Helps you understand the extent to which your entire organization must engage in addressing the GDPR

GDPR Privacy and Information Security Risk Assessment

  • Helps you holistically and strategically assess how well your organization is addressing the GDPR
  • Helps you develop a strategic plan for remediating gaps

Data Privacy Impact Assessment

  • Helps you evaluate ongoing compliance with your high-risk processes as required by the GDPR

 

Technologies

In addition to GDPR Services, NetSentries offer a broad security portfolio and industry-leading managed security services to help you incorporate the up-to-date solutions required to adhere to the GDPR.

Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Management

NetSentries penetration testing and vulnerability management services provide a process for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organizational measures for ensuring the security of the processing, as required by the GDPR.

Incidence Response

GDPR has specific requirements regarding Incidence Response. NetSentries Incident Response & Readiness can help you fulfil your GDPR requirements related to processes in the event of a breach.

User Awareness

In today’s threat landscape, it is critical to every organization to create a vigilant culture where every employee is empowered to prevent and detect attacks, understand how to respond to security incidents and to serve customers in a secure and compliant manner. NetSentries provide Security Awareness Education that can help your organization with general security practices related to data privacy. Security Awareness Training is designed to help managers, developers and engineers understand vulnerability prevention, assessment and remediation.

Endpoint Security

NetSentries offer several levels of endpoint protection, including comprehensive managed detection and response for endpoints and an affordable Endpoint Protection Suite.

Database Security and Monitoring

NetSentries database solutions combined with best available tools and our GDPR expertise can be deployed to address all GDPR requirements, irrespective of the industry and scale of the organization.

Our state of the art ElastikTA Managed Detection & Response platform provide real time detection of all suspicious activity correlated with other contextual data, providing actionable responses.

From monitoring access to sensitive data to enforcing your acceptable usage policy, MDR helps you comply with stringent regulatory requirements, no matter your industry.

Our 24×7 Security Operations Centre is filled with the top-notch security analysts who are equipped with advanced forensic tools and tradecraft to combat today’s sophisticated attacks, which means you get enterprise-grade security, no matter the size of your business.

 

SAMA Compliance

NESA/ISR Compliance