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Go Beyond Checkbox Compliance to Reduce Risk andStrengthen your Overall Compliance and Security Posture
Ntirety’s Compliance-as-a-Service (CaaS) offers a comprehensive and ongoing compliance solution. Our expert team can design, build, and manage a compliance program from the ground up or improve upon what your team has already developed to improve efficiency. Paired with Ntirety’s security services, you’ll be able to mitigate threats and quickly detect, respond, and recover from incidents.
Keeping pace with complex security and compliance needs has never been more difficult. There’s mounting regulatory pressure, ever-changing requirements, historically high cyberthreats and a serious talent shortage. You’re expected to not only maintain compliance, but also help manage risk across your entire organization in a cost-effective way.
Ntirety helps you get ahead of regulatory demands, address risk, and provide evidence of your compliance adherence to build trust with auditors, customers, and partners. Our CaaS combines the best of parts of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) tooling, consulting, and implementation to simplify the entire compliance process—from understanding requirements and gathering evidence across departments to implementing controls and reporting on program effectiveness.
are not confident in their ability to meet new regulatory requirements for consumer privacy and protection.1
“Based on my observation, Ntirety is among the top 10% of SOC compliance rigor—not only keeps up with key details behind compliance—but actually ensures that compliance is part of their solutions, so their customers have less to worry about.”Jon LongCISA, QSA SENIOR AUDIT MANAGER,COMPLIANCEPOINT
“Ntirety offers comprehensive compliance-as-a-service with a dedicated expert that has become an extension of our team throughout the entire process. The continuous support and guidance from strategy to implementation is invaluable; I wouldn’t be able to get it all done without Ntirety.”Greg ChurchAbsoluteCare
Learn how Ntirety helped AbsoluteCare secure its growing business and meet HITRUST’s rigourous standards.
Though every engagement is a bit different due to your business needs and compliance objectives, Ntirety CaaS program may include:
What is HIPAA?
HIPAA is a U.S. law that outlines protection and security standards for health care data. HIPAA Privacy regulations require health care providers and organizations, as well as their business associates, to develop and follow procedures that ensure the confidentiality and security of protected health information (PHI) when it is transferred, received, handled, or shared.
Who is required to be compliant?
Any covered entity, defined as health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses, that collect and use individually identifiable health information.
How Does Ntirety Help?
Ntirety will perform an assessment of existing security controls and make recommendations on additional administrative and technical controls that will be required to comply with HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule. We assess your compliance posture through the design, implementation, and effectiveness of controls. For areas where gaps or deficiencies are noted, we provide detailed recommendations to assist with remediation efforts.
Ntirety will get a clear understanding of your business model in order to determine your organization’s critical assets pertaining to Protected Health Information (PHI)
Review system architecture design and controls, and determine their level of adequacy as it pertains to providing secure infrastructure for storage and handling of health information and intellectual property:
Ntirety offers industry-leading, HIPAA-compliant, and HITRUST-certified solutions, including the following components:
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What is HITRUST CSF?
HITRUST CSF is a prescriptive and certifiable framework specifically created in response to multiple compliance requirements continuously evolving and subject to interpretation. It covers eight of the most common regulations and control frameworks (NIST, HIPAA, PCI, ISO 27001, and more) in Healthcare and Industries with sensitive data. The governing body regularly updates the requirements.
Who needs this certification?
Healthcare and Industries with Sensitive Data.
HITRUST is broken up into 19 control domains:
Ntirety can help identify and document your controls, determine any gaps that need to be remediated prior to pursuing HITRUST and provide recommendations on how to remediate the gaps identified. We help you achieve your own HITRUST certification as an enterprise risk management and/or 3rd party risk assurance solution.
Work with a HITRUST-Certified Provider
What is PCI?
PCI-DSS is an information security standard for organizations that handle branded credit cards with the purpose of increasing controls around cardholder data and reducing fraud. The PCI Standard is mandated by the card brands and administered by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.
Any organization that processes credit/debit card information, including merchants and third-party service providers that store, process, or transmit credit/debit card data. Primarily Retail, Banking, and FinTech.
Our comprehensive solutions address a sub-set of the 12 major requirements across your physical and logical environment. See chart below.
1. Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
2. Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
3. Protect stored cardholder data
4. Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
5. Use and regularly update anti-virus software or programs6. Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
7. Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know
8. Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
9. Restrict physical access to cardholder data
10. Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
11. Regularly test security systems and processes
Schedule Your PCI Compliance Assessment
What is SOC?
A System and Organization Controls report (SOC 1, 2, or 3) is a widely recognized examination to maintain trust and confidence across your organization’s security and financial controls performance. SOC reports conform to the guidance prescribed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE). SOC 1 & 2 meets the needs of a broad range of users who need information and assurance about controls at a service organization that affect the security, availability, or processing integrity of the systems that the service organization uses to process users’ data or the confidentiality or privacy of the information processed by these systems.
There’s not a particular industry that requires SOC; often it is businesses in financial services, including banking, investment, insurance and security.
Ntirety can help identify and document your controls, determine any gaps that need to be remediated prior to pursuing a Type 1 or Type 2 report, and provide recommendations on how to remediate the gaps identified. As a SOC 2, Type II certified provider, we’re knowledgeable in SOC requirements and offer best practices to pursue a SOC report. Our team delivers cloud-specific security and compliance expertise.
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What is ISO 27001?
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental, international organization that develops standards to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems. ISO/IEC 27001 is a set of information security standards that helps organizations manage the security of customer/employee data, financial information, intellectual property and third party data. Organizations are certified by an accredited certification body following successful completion of an audit.
Compliance with ISO 27001 is not mandatory. An ISO certification conveys credibility and trust to vendors, customers and other stakeholders.
Address the three dimensions of information security: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability. ISO 27001 is comprised of 114 controls which are grouped into 14 control categories:
Schedule Your ISO Assessment
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation on data protection and privacy in the European Union and beyond. It is intended to improve and unify data privacy practices in regard to the data of EU residents. Any company that collects and/or processes the data of any EU citizens must comply with GDPR.
Any company that collects or processes data from EU citizens.
The General Data Protection Regulation establishes eight data privacy rights that apply to all users. Your organization is obligated to uphold these rights or face the severe penalties.
Ntirety identifies strengths, challenges, recommendations and remediation actions necessary to meet GDPR compliance. We guide you along the process, considering your unique business model and data ecosystem.
Schedule Your GDPR Assessment
What is CCPA?
The California Consumer Privacy Act is a law that secures new privacy rights for California consumers. This privacy law grants any California consumer the right to:
CCPA applies to any for-profit entity doing business in California that collects, shares, or sells California consumers’ personal data, and:
For businesses that must adhere to CCPA law, compliance breaks down into 5 main requirements:
Ntirety provides a comprehensive review of your state of compliance by identifying strengths, challenges and remediation actions necessary for compliance. In addition, we will deliver a prioritized roadmap to guide you to full compliance with CCPA.
Working closely with Customer, Ntirety will gather information on your current state of policies, procedures and practices in the context of CCPA. Activities include:
Based on an understanding of your business, practices and procedures, Ntirety will analyze the information in the context of CCPA requirements.
We will overlay the gathered information with the specific CCPA requirements, identify strengths, gaps and necessary remediation efforts and provide you with findings and recommendations and a prioritized roadmap to CCPA compliance.
Schedule Your CCPA Assessment
What is FedRAMP?
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP authorization is required for U.S. Government vendors that offer cloud services, including SaaS solutions. If your business contracts with the government or if you do business with a government contractor, this may apply.
Any commercial cloud service offering (CSO) to be used by a federal agency must demonstrate FedRAMP compliance.
The FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) used the NIST SP 800-53 catalog of controls as a baseline for FedRAMP and made certain modifications to address the unique risks of cloud computing environments, including but not limited to multi-tenancy, visibility, control/responsibility, shared resource pooling, and trust.
The FedRAMP requirements and controls span across the following domains:
You can think about the authorization process in four phases:
Contact us for information.
Schedule Your FedRAMP Assessment
What is ITIL?
ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is a framework designed to standardize the selection, planning, delivery, maintenance and overall lifecycle of IT services within a business. This system of standards was developed by the British Office of Government Commerce (BGC). ITIL describes processes, procedures, tasks, and checklists which are neither organization-specific nor technology-specific, but can be applied by an organization toward strategy, delivering value, and maintaining a minimum level of competency.
ITIL 4 defines four dimensions that should be considered to ensure a holistic approach to service management:
Service Value System
The service value System (SVS) represents “”how all the components and activities of an organization work together to facilitate value creation””. The ITIL 4 SVS includes several elements:
ITIL 4 includes 34 management practices as “sets of organizational resources designed for performing work or accomplishing an objective”. For each practice, ITIL 4 provides various types of guidance, such as key terms and concepts, success factors, key activities, information objects, etc.
The 34 ITIL 4 practices are grouped into three categories:
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What is NIST?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a division within the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes innovation and industrial competitiveness, recommends a set of vital cybersecurity standards for information systems, in addition to developing Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). NIST’s Framework has five core functions: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. NIST defines the framework as a set of cybersecurity activities, desired outcomes, and applicable informative references common across critical infrastructure sectors. The catalog of security controls in Special Publication 800-53 can be effectively used to protect information and information systems from traditional and advanced persistent threats in varied operational, environmental, and technical scenarios. The controls can also be used to demonstrate compliance with a variety of governmental, organizational, or institutional security requirements.
NIST 800-53 mandates specific security and privacy controls required for federal government and critical infrastructure
The NIST requirements and controls include the following:
Media Protection Awareness and Training Physical and Environmental Protection Audit and Accountability PL Planning Security Assessment and Authorization Personnel Security Configuration Management Risk Assessment Contingency Planning System and Services Acquisition dentification and Authentication System and Communications Protection Incident Response System and Information Integrity Maintenance Program Management
Ntirety will assist in interpreting controls, asssist in scoping the responsibility of the controls as it relates to Ntirety and its service provider role.
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Compliance-as-a-service is just a fraction of the value Ntirety delivers and is part of Assurance in our Comprehensive Compliant Security Framework. Though compliance is a great start, only comprehensive, proactive security offers peace of mind.
Ntirety has achieved major certifications, including HITRUST, PCI-DSS, and SOC II Type II, to demonstrate our level of commitment to security and compliance as a trusted partner, passing those insights and benefits onto you. Our expertise, resources, management, and ongoing support ensure you attain compliance and stay ahead of evolving requirements and risks.
With 20+ years of experience in IT, compliance, and security, we understand the nuances of compliance regulations and how they apply to businesses in every industry.
Source1. Accenture 2021 Global Risk Management Study, 2021 2. The True Cost of Compliance with Data Protection Regulations, Globalscape, December 2017