Meet your HIPAA, PCI, CJIS, NERC and NIST compliance requirements for your third parties
A key and driving component to securing a third party’s remote access into an organization’s network is regulatory compliance assurance. It’s an element that only continues to grow in focus and importance. Whether you’re a healthcare system concerned with HIPAA or HITECH compliance, a city government that needs to meet CJIS regulations, or a retailer adhering to PCI compliance, auditors across the board are all looking at third-party access and wanting the answers to a few key questions:
- Are you able to individually identify and verify the third parties who have access to your network?
- Do you have the proper access controls in place?
- Do you have visibility into their access?
- Are you able to document and prove that all of these are in place?
Often, the answers to these questions are, “We think so and are trying our best,” or “Yes, but it’s difficult and time-consuming to manage and gather documentation for our audits.” So, unsurprisingly, organizations are getting penalized for failing to meet these high-level requirements, while still spending an inordinate amount of time collecting logs and information from disparate sources in preparation for auditors.
To make matters worse, organizations are at risk for noncompliance because their third parties are not aware of their industry’s data breach reporting regulations. On average, more than half of organizations from the most recent Ponemon survey do not believe that their third parties are aware of their industry’s reporting requirements if a data breach were to occur; even if they were aware, only 44% of respondents believe their third parties are actually effective in achieving compliance with security and privacy regulations that affect their organization. Compliance is a non-negotiable for organizations, and the consequences that come with not meeting compliance standards highlight the importance of having a solution that ensures compliance and protects the organization – especially since reliance on third parties to do this is a risky strategy at best.
The SecureLink solution for meeting third-party compliance requirements
SecureLink’s third-party remote access solution ensures that organizations are able to meet, and even exceed, their regulatory compliance requirements. Just as importantly, it also allows organizations to easily and quickly prove compliance with a single source of documentation for all third-party access. Imagine feeling confident that you’ll pass an audit around your third-party access program and spending 70% less time on preparing documentation and reports in advance. SecureLink does exactly that. You can confidently know which third parties have access to your network, their specific activity during network sessions, and that you have the required controls in place. And the best part? None of this is limited to a specific regulation; SecureLink helps meet compliance requirements across industries, including but not limited to:
- HIPAA compliance
- PCI compliance
- NIST compliance
- CJIS compliance
- NERC compliance