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MineralTree Achieves PCI Compliance With Threat Stack

by Kevin Eberman, posted in Compliance, File Integrity Monitoring, PCI DSS, HIDS, Compliance Audit, Vulnerability Monitoring

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Compliance processes have a reputation for being expensive, time-consuming, and fraught with difficulties — and sometimes certifications are looked upon with skepticism. However, most of the PCI requirements are common sense, best practices that any organization that is concerned with security should adopt. At MineralTree, we use Threat Stack to mitigate security threats. Additionally Threat Stack helps us adhere to PCI requirements and document our compliance.

Let me explain  . . .

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Jan 9, 2017 10:10:30 AM

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Allocating Resources for a Compliance Audit: A Practical Framework

by Anthony Alves, posted in HIPAA, Regulatory Compliance, Compliance in the Cloud, PCI DSS, Compliance Audit, Resources

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When companies prepare to meet compliance, whether it’s PCI DSS, HIPAA, or SOC 2, one thing that can be estimated inaccurately is the stakeholders who need to be involved — who they are, what departments they come from within your organization, what their roles are, what knowledge and skill sets they require, how long they’ll be needed, etc. This post is intended as a practical guide to help you develop a thorough and realistic resource plan for your next compliance audit.

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Oct 6, 2016 1:28:29 PM

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Budgeting for a Compliance Audit: A Practical Framework

by Anthony Alves, posted in HIPAA, Regulatory Compliance, Compliance in the Cloud, PCI DSS, Compliance Audit

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Companies can easily underestimate the investment required to meet compliance. Thinking compliance is a one-and-done activity that you can skate by with minimal spend only sets you up for unpleasant surprises later on. Compliance can be a long, drawn-out process, involving everyone including HR, finance, security, and leadership. So it’s important to look at all the costs up front in order to set aside a realistic budget.

A good way to approach compliance is to treat it like a new product launch. You’ll need a dedicated project team, new technology, a reasonable budget, and more to get it off the ground.

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Sep 21, 2016 3:30:42 PM

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Can You Afford NOT To Be HIPAA Compliant?

by Anthony Alves, posted in HIPAA, Regulatory Compliance, Compliance in the Cloud, Compliance Audit

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The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has been alluding to a large-scale HIPAA audit for quite some time now — and it looks like that threat will soon come to pass.

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Aug 18, 2016 2:30:33 PM

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