The Emerging Policies and Regulatory Frameworks Shaping Cybersecurity

Encora | November 02, 2021

Cybersecurity and data privacy regulations vary widely depending on the industry and geographic location. Emerging technologies, processes, and tools help organizations to ensure compliance with policies and laws established by specific governing bodies and industry standards.

What are the policies and regulatory frameworks that have recently shaped cybersecurity?

● The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act

The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 is intended to establish a security standard for IoT devices owned or operated by the US Federal Government. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act was designed to limit the IoT vulnerabilities in consumer devices that threaten networks and, currently, it only applies to devices owned or operated by the federal government.

● Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC)

The Department of Defense (DoD) officially introduced its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) in 2020 as a unified standard of the adoption of cybersecurity in the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). Any company working with the U.S. Department of Defense, including suppliers at all levels of the supply chain, must meet CMMC requirements.

● State-Based Data Privacy Laws

Data privacy laws vary from state to state, adding extra levels of detail to regulatory compliance for businesses that operate across state borders. This is a trend that will surely deepen as state legislatures continue to prioritize cybersecurity.

● ISO 27001 and ISO 27002

ISO 27001 and ISO 27002 are internationally recognized standards of good practice for information security published by the International Organization for Standardization.
ISO 27001 provides best practices on information security controls for those in charge of information security management systems, while ISO 27002 provides guidance on how to implement the security controls mentioned in ISO 27001.

● General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the European Union’s regulatory framework for data protection and privacy. Regarded as the most thorough privacy and security framework in the world, the GDPR ensures that organizations that collect data on EU citizens secure their data and respect their privacy rights.

Security Compliance Management Solutions

Cybersecurity companies should work with their clients in understanding their compliance responsibilities. They can recommend compliance tools, third-party managed services, or compliance management software to centralize, consolidate, and automate processes, files, and communication.

Along with the migration to hybrid cloud environments and infrastructure from code, organizations are turning to automation. This allows them to keep up with security on an ongoing basis and perform a more efficient validation process by relying on dashboards and output from the environment instead of depending on manual sampling.
Automated dashboards within security monitoring architectures offer dual benefits: real-time visibility into the organization’s security and streamlined and efficient compliance efforts.

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