Cyber Security by industry or compliance standard
No industry is immune from hacks. Vulnerability is universal, but the sources and impacts are unique by business and users. QualiTest protects you through understanding and appreciating your business process and compliance standards.
You are not a fragment; you are a niche. We want to help you protect your niche with its safety concerns and requisite rules. This requires understanding your data, your applications and your network architecture. QualiTest maintains knowledge and leverages expertise for cybersecurity excellence in the key industries working to stay ahead of threats and release true digital innovations.
Manufacturing may not consider itself to be high up as a security target due to a lack of personal data, but the fragmentation of attacks by malware like WannaCry has shown that manufacturing is just as vulnerable as anyone else. The prevalence of IoT devices and supply chain connections provide easy vectors for malware to infect and pollute your system.
- Banking, Finance and Insurance
The high level of financial and personal data make this sector highly appealing to thieves, forcing companies like yours to seek a partner to address compliance requirements, reduce risk of technologies that leverage customer services, and ensure that information security management programs continue evolving while addressing emerging threats ahead of industry compliance needs. PCI/DSS safety and maintaining brand reputation are among your chief concerns.
- Energy and Utilities
Energy and utilities are highly regulated, subjected to many compliance laws (like NERC), and a known national security priority for potential global hacktivism and cyberterrorism. To make matters more complex, service work demands a higher level of mobile connectedness with the potential to infect via malware. This may be why in 2016 Cisco showed that the web, mobile, and network security needs of this industry greatly exceed those needed by other industries. Energy and utility also had a far greater need for backup restoration services.
Healthcare is the perfect storm of security needs, mixing deeply personal medical and financial data, complex and continually evolving compliance standards, and easy access by a variety of medical personnel. Whether you are a hospital, clinic, lab, doctor’s office, or device manufacturer. You need protection by an expert who understands the unique demands of the healthcare sector.
Companies in this industry understand the threats both from omnichannel access and supply chain networking, while fully aware of the large collection of personal and financial data at risk in the event of a data breach. The 12th annual Cost of Data Breach Study independently conducted by Ponemon Institute shows that the global average cost of a data breach for 2017 is $3.62M, which excludes reputational damage. The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and conﬁdential information has dropped to $141, but the average data breach size has increased to more than 24,000 records.
GDPR is a data privacy standard that applies to all EU and UK data (regardless of country of access) starting on May 25, 2018. Penalties can reach into the millions of euros, being banned from being able to access EU/UK data, or both. Rules for proper prevention and reporting of data breaches are specified.
Payment card compliance combines finances and personal data with a variety of mobile and IoT devices that access that highly personal data. This data provides a tempting target for any hacker. Our job? Making the system as impenetrable as possible, while keeping up-to-date on the latest threats.
The HIPAA Security Rule requires physical, technical and administrative safeguards, encryption, compliance evaluation, and includes details about security incidents, emergency situations, computer networks, enforcement and information sharing. We help ensure that you meet these rigorous security requirements.
- Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
Rigid compliance rules maintain security through an enterprise architecture implementation built upon limiting and controlling who has access to what information. The rules were established to lessen the likelihood of corporate accounting scandals, ensuring accuracy and transparency while creating audit trails.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory U.S. government agency producing the metrics, tech and standards that drive American competitiveness and innovation and complies with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). In other words, if you want to do business with the U.S. government, your security needs to operate by their high standards. We at QualiTest can get you there!