IT Security and Compliance White Papers

Read the latest white papers from industry experts New Net Technologies. We provide comprehensive information on IT security and compliance.

Given the latest WannaCryRansomware epidemic, which infected more than 230,000 users in over 150 countries, it’s vitally important that organizations fully understand the risks associated with using out-of-date systems and software.

The purpose of this overview is not to replace existing best practice approaches to Change Management or in any way attempt to re-write existing sensible ITSM Change Management Process such as the formerly labeled ITIL.

In early 2017, NNT assembled a panel of experts to discuss the increased importance of applying the Center for Internet Security Controls as part of a modern approach to cyber security. The session also highlighted the benefits of combining the CIS Controls with ongoing, real-time compliance monitoring.

Some of us will need therapy during and after an audit - that’s not unusual - but can a Compliance Audit really bring about the same feelings as other forms of grief? Furthermore, if this really is the case then, by extension, could we coach ourselves through the compliance audit process to become more effective at dealing with future audit situations?

Right now, Ransomware is the Great White Shark of cyber attacks, the most feared malware of all, and both corporate and home users are running scared. And rightly so - Anyone who has had experience with Ransomware, will attest to the agony and disruption. But instead of worrying about an attack, what action can be taken to safely venture back into the water and not necessarily “with a bigger Boat”?

This whitepaper reviews and discusses the range of Cyber Security Threats predicted by analysts and vendors, including the NNT view on the outlook for 2016 and beyond.

The second part of the paper examines why all organizations continue to be at risk of being breached and presents a Top Ten of Cyber Security Safety Measures to mitigate this sustained threat.

The visibility of configuration changes provided by traditional ‘Tripwire®-style’ file integrity monitoring may provide a great solution for breach detection and security governance, but in the past, this has come at a price.

Changes need to be reviewed and approved and to do this properly has always been a labour-intensive task.

Within any IT estate, the only constant is change.

Change Control has always been a key security best practice. With every change made to IT systems comes a risk of a weakening of security defenses, not to mention operational problems, through misconfigurations. Changes also create ‘noise’ that makes it more difficult to detect a breach when a cyber attack succeeds.

Our medical, health and personal information should remain private. While the principle of Doctor-Patient confidentiality has always been regarded as sacrosanct, the electronic age has inevitably led to greater ease of access to all information, including confidential patient details a.k.a. electronic protected health information.

Vulnerability management is a key security best-practice that serves to prevent the complete spectrum of cyber-attacks. But how do you strike the right balance between maintaining the security of an IT environment that never stands still, and maximizing system performance, uptime and service delivery?

PCI DSS Version 3.2 - This table lists the requirements of the PCI DSS Version 3.2 where NNT Change Tracker (file integrity monitor) and NNT Log Tracker (SIEM log analyzer) can provide a solution. Using NNT solutions alone will satisfy 30% of total PCI compliance requirements, but with typical implementation times of just a few hours.

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