Important IT Cybersecurity Standards to Consider:
ISO/IEC 27001: This international standard provides a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information, including risk assessment, implementation of security controls, and continuous improvement.
NIST Cybersecurity Framework: Developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States, this framework offers guidelines for managing and reducing cybersecurity risk.
PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard): Specifically for organizations that handle credit card transactions, PCI DSS sets requirements for securing cardholder data and maintaining a secure payment environment.
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act): HIPAA provides security and privacy guidelines for safeguarding protected health information (PHI) in the healthcare industry.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation): Applicable to businesses operating in the European Union, GDPR sets rules for data protection and privacy of EU citizens.
CCPA, or the California Consumer Privacy Act: data privacy law in California, United States, that grants California residents certain rights and control over their personal information held by businesses. It requires businesses to disclose the types of data collected, allow consumers to opt-out of the sale of their data, and provides penalties for data breaches and non-compliance.
FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act): Enforced in the U.S. government agencies, FISMA mandates a risk-based approach to information security.
CIS Controls: Developed by the Center for Internet Security, these are a set of best practices designed to enhance an organization's cybersecurity posture.
SOC 2 (System and Organization Controls 2): A report prepared under the AICPA's Trust Services Criteria, SOC 2 focuses on the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a service organization's systems.
NERC CIP (North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection): This standard applies to critical infrastructure sectors, primarily in the electric utility industry, and ensures the reliability and security of the power grid.
BSI IT-Grundschutz (IT Baseline Protection): A German standard providing a catalog of IT security measures for various types of organizations.
CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification): Designed for U.S. Department of Defense contractors, CMMC measures an organization's cybersecurity maturity level.
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