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Solutions for achieving cybersecurity compliance

Organizations in every vertical are striving to keep pace with a rapidly changing cyber risk landscape. Cyberthreats and attack vectors are constantly evolving, complicating governance, risk and compliance (GRC) endeavors for organizations and creating new challenges for risk and security teams. Constantly evolving regulations govern the way organizations establish security controls, secure data, manage supply chain risk, handle customer information and protect privacy.

For organizations that want to simplify cybersecurity compliance, the Cybersixgill threat intelligence platform now offers a suite of security compliance and risk solutions that manage compliance in an automated and streamlined way. These Cybersixgill offerings help companies in all sectors achieve continuous cybersecurity compliance with mandatory industry regulations and frameworks.

The challenge of cybersecurity compliance

From Europe’s general data protection regulations and California’s Consumer Privacy Act to PCI DSS and HIPAA regulations, CISOs are under pressure to comply with a variety of mandates related to cybersecurity and the protection of sensitive data. 

The stakes are high. Failure to achieve and maintain legal compliance can often result in fines and litigation that may cost millions of dollars. When compliance failure contributes to a cyberattack or data breach, the impact can be even more devastating. Breaches typically cause customers to lose confidence and stock to prices drop. The company’s reputation inevitably suffers, and profitability takes a hit.

Achieving compliance with the broad array of regulatory frameworks requires solutions that can accomplish several key objectives. Cybersecurity compliance technology must be able to:

  • Identify and address data risk and system vulnerabilities, aligning them with business regulatory objectives.

  • Provide visibility, enhance enforcement and demonstrate efficacy of the security controls needed to meet compliance.

  • Deliver the ability to take a prioritized, risk-based approach to cybersecurity compliance.

  • Automate and streamline data security and privacy programs. 

  • Eliminate compliance silos, reduce control clutter and empower executives to gather answers more quickly.

  • Minimize security assessment control creep.

  • Reduce the administrative burden of risk assessments and increase the efficiency of personnel dedicated to security risk management. 

  • Lower the cost of cyclical security and IT audits or assessments.

Cybersixgill’s Security Compliance and Risk programs and solutions

As the first cyber threat intelligence company to offer solutions tailored to directly meet security compliance and risk requirements, Cybersixgill offers GRC-targeted automation and reporting features in a suite of new products. 

  • Vulnerability Analysis and Prioritization Sanity Baseline Check provides native support for compliance gap and vulnerability analysis. With this compliance solution, organizations can quickly prioritize and identify gaps and security risks to customer security posture, directly supporting many mandated compliance requirements. Risk and security teams can identify outlier gaps within security posture and uncover control problems that could slip through the normal process.

  • Digital Foot-printing Analysis and Discovery provides regulatory targeted digital foot-printing to disclose and map an organization’s exposure across the clear, deep and dark web. This Cybersixgill solution provides full visibility of any in-scope data that may be unknowingly exposed, stolen, or for sale on the dark web which could jeopardize corporate compliance and put customers at risk. 

  • Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Posture Analysis involves the automated targeting of intelligence that is relevant to the risk assessment procedure. This solution uncovers and prioritizes threats, vulnerabilities and gaps contained within in-scope audited systems.

  • Due Diligence Audit Reporting for Compliance supports ongoing continuous compliance by providing context to the proactive collection of threat intelligence. This Cybersixgill solution enriches security risk assessments and adds credibility and efficacy to audit findings, helping to prioritize vulnerabilities, risks and threats to audited systems over and above typical inspection. Additionally, this Due Diligence security posture report discloses gaps with metrics to help accelerate mitigation and remediation. 

With Cybersixgill security compliance and risk programs, organizations can:

  • Maintain security policies while managing budget constraints.

  • Reduce third-party risk through supply chain monitoring.

  • Retain security credibility to ensure financial stability.

  • Accelerate threat response mitigation and remediation.

  • Empower the process of security assessment and audit.

  • Reduce the cybersecurity compliance burden on IT teams.

  • Eliminate information silos by consolidating compliance data in a single solution.

  • Monitor and measure the effectiveness of the company’s risk management strategy.

Cybersecurity compliance for PCI DSS

Any organization that processes, stores or transmits payment cardholder information must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Several provisions within PCI DSS requirements concern identification, monitoring and remediation of software vulnerabilities that, when exploited by threat actors, could jeopardize the security of payment cardholder information.

Cybersixgill Dynamic Vulnerability Exploit (DVE) Intelligence helps organizations comply with PCI DSS by enhancing the vulnerability assessment and prioritization process. When prioritizing vulnerabilities for remediation, security teams traditionally have relied on the industry-standard CVSS scores which measure the severity of a vulnerability in terms of the impact it would have on the organization and its customers. However, since most vulnerabilities are unlikely to be exploited by attackers, CVSS scores can’t offer an accurate assessment of risk. 

In contrast, Cybersixgill DVE Intelligence uses real-time vulnerability exploit intelligence from the cybercriminal underground to accurately predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in the next 90 days. This intelligence enables security teams to more effectively prioritize these vulnerabilities to increase security and ensure cybersecurity compliance with PCI DSS requirements.

Why Cybersixgill? 

The Cybersixgill threat intelligence platform produces agile, automated and contextual risk based intelligence to protect organizations against malicious cyberattacks – before they materialize.

We offer the most extensive, fully automated intelligence collection available from the deep and dark web. Our technologies extract data 24x faster than other threat intelligence vendors while collecting data from 10x more dark web sources and 13x more instant messaging apps. 

With Cybersixgill’s security compliance and risk programs, organizations can:

  • Align risk-based, contextualized and actionable threat intelligence with cybersecurity frameworks by mapping unique digital assets against compliance requirements.

  • Secure sensitive and critical data by aligning data privacy policies with global privacy laws.

  • Satisfy regulatory compliance security controls and improve security control efficacy with intel gathered through automated data collection.

  • Achieve confluence in cyber-regulation and security efforts through a consultative assessment of core audit requirements, exploring use cases that lead to quick security controls and compliance wins.


What is cybersecurity compliance?

Cybersecurity compliance is the practice of adhering to standards and regulatory requirements established by governments and industry authorities. Cybersecurity compliance is typically achieved by establishing risk-based controls that protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information that an organization stores, processes, integrates or transfers.

What are the benefits of cybersecurity compliance?

By complying with cybersecurity regulations, organizations can be sure that they have the ability to enforce the validity of their security controls, and therefore better prevent data breaches, protect customer information, maintain reputation and improve security posture. Compliance also ensures that organizations understand and are in control of their risk to those security controls which can help to avoid regulatory fines and litigation related to noncompliance.