Remember earlier this year when everything was business as usual? How quickly our lives have changed in the past month. COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on everyday life for individuals and businesses across the nation. Even though much of our nation has shut down, many of our regulatory and contractual requirements haven’t gone anywhere, especially as they relate to information security.
In fact as we work remotely, information security is more important than ever. You may have been asked for a SOC report, PCI ROC, ISO certification, HITRUST certification or any number of third-party reports that demonstrate a secure environment to your customers or regulators, and in the current environment, you may not be sure if this is possible. However, many organizations are still being asked for these assurances on the security of the data they handle from customers, government regulators, and prospects. Fortunately, the regulatory and accreditation bodies that oversee these services have been very proactive amid the pandemic and are coming out with new guidance that will help businesses and auditors alike move forward utilizing technology and remote work to complete these audits.