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Understanding How IT Security Documentation Is Supposed To Work Is The First Step In Understanding Compliance Requirements

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Why Does Your Business Need A Written Information Security Program? 

The reason is simple - information security policies and standards are entirely focused on protecting your business! Professionally written cybersecurity policies provide the necessary steps to document the due care and due diligence your business needs to prove compliance with information security laws and industry regulations. While you spend thousands of dollars a year on business liability insurance, purchasing a Written Information Security Program (WISP) or PCI DSS Information Security Policy & Standards from ComplianceForge.com might be the most cost-effective protection you can provide for your company.

 

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Affordable & Professional IT Security Documentation for Businesses Like Yours

In terms of liability for a company, information security does not exist until it is documented - if you cannot prove it, it does not exist! Since ignorance is neither bliss, nor is it an excuse, you need to be able to prove you followed due care & due diligence to protect your business - this is where ComplianceForge.com can help you with our information security policies and standards. Our cybersecurity documentation products are a step above the competition - just look at the examples to make that determination for yourself and compare that to what our competition offers!

Lesser information security policies and standards are a liability that could prove immensely costly if they do not meet all of your current and future compliance needs. We developed our products based on NIST 800-53 v4 and ISO 27002:2013 best practices, which follow the ISO 27001:2013 framework for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). Both the WISP and PCI DSS Information Security Policy & Standards were recently upgraded to meet the changes from Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) v3.0 and the 2013 release of ISO 27001 and ISO 27002. Additionally, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework controls are included in the NIST version of the WISP.

Most smaller businesses lack a dedicated IT staff and must rely on outsourced expertise. This is a good solution for most technology needs, but the vast majority of IT companies that support small and medium businesses lack the expertise to properly consult their clients on information security and what compliance issues they should be concerned with. This is where ComplianceForge is a wonderful resource, since our focus on information security can be implemented by your current IT provider. We provide them with the roadmap and the tools to properly secure your network and make you compliant. It is as easy as that!

 

To Avoid Being Negligent, Your Business Must Have A Documented IT Security Program 

Our experience has proven that when it comes to information security policies, a standard is a standard for a reason. With that in mind, our Written Information Security Program (WISP) is based on industry-recognized best practices and information security standards so that you can meet your legal requirements. Unlike some competitor sites that offer “Bronze, Silver or Gold” packages that may leave you critically exposed, we offer a comprehensive information security solution to meet your specific compliance requirements. Why is this? It is simple - in the real world, compliance is penalty-centric. The court systems have established a track record of punishing businesses for failing to perform “reasonably expected” steps to meet compliance with known standards. 

In addition to the courts, insurance companies penalize companies for non-compliance by refusing policy coverage due to professional negligence exclusions. In terms of Information Security compliance, what you do not know has the proven ability to hurt you! 

Our Written Information Security Program (WISP) is a professionally written compilation of information security policies, procedures, standards and guidelines that are designed with one purpose in mind - to provide you with the written security policies necessary to secure your business and meet your specific regulatory requirements.

We take the hassle of the guesswork away so you can focus on what you do best - growing your business. As information security professionals we know the policies you need to have in place to meet the requirements for compliance. The likelihood that your local “IT guy” knows your compliance requirements is slim to none, since information security is a very specific skill set. We follow proven, internationally recognized standards for what security policies should consist of. Many competitor sites unfortunately offer solutions that will leave you exposed and unprepared - when keeping your company in business and protected is the priority, there is no room for amateur solutions. The Written Information Security Program (WISP) stands out from the competition in its coverage, depth, and price. Additionally, the turnaround for a WISP is generally 1-2 business days. Each policy and standard has applicable NIST 800-53 and ISO 27002 references to support industry-recognized best practice that are documented in the WISP. 


Our Information Security Policies Are Focused On Reducing Your Risk!

We were the industry's first source for a customized, on-demand Written Information Security Program (WISP) that is specifically tailored for small and medium sized business. Our Written Information Security Program (WISP) follows industry-recognized best practices (e.g. NIST, ISO and CIS) and we reference applicable laws, requirements, standards, and best practices that businesses need to follow to be considered compliant. Our PCI DSS Policy & Standards is focused entirely on helping you document your compliance with the PCI DSS v3 requirements.

The Written Information Security Program (WISP) provides a comprehensive framework to manage your company’s information security program. The Written Information Security Program (WISP) allows you to implement and document the steps to be compliant with Federal, state and industry laws and regulations. The PCI DSS Policy allows you to comply with PCI DSS v3.

Lesser products are a liability that could prove immensely costly if they do not meet all of your current and future compliance needs. Since ignorance is neither bliss, nor is it an excuse, you need to be able to prove you followed due care & due diligence to protect your business. In terms of liability for a company, security does not exist until it is documented! We developed our products based on NIST 800-53 and ISO 27002 best practices, which follow the ISO 27001 framework for an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

Our PCI DSS Policy & Standards a "lighter" version of the WISP that is focused entirely on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) v3. The PCI DSS Policy & Standards was built from customer demand for a set of PCI DSS-specific policies and standards that could be implemented alongside a company's existing information security program. Our customers asked and we delivered! At our prices, it is unmatched on the market to get you compliant with PCI DSS version 3.1!

If you already have general policies in place and just want to address the scope of your PCI environment, then this is the solution for you. It is written to apply only to assets, data and personnel that make up your Cardholder Data Environment (CDE). Your CDE is made of anything that stores, transmits or processed payment card data. 

 

We take the hassle of the guesswork away so you can focus on what you do best - growing your business. 

As information security professionals, we know the policies you need to have in place to meet the requirements for compliance. The likelihood that your local “IT guy” knows your compliance requirements is unlikely since information security is a very specific skill set.

We follow proven, internationally recognized standards for what security policies should consist of. Many competitor sites unfortunately offer solutions that will leave you exposed and unprepared - when keeping your company in business and protected is the priority, there is no room for amateur solutions. The Written Information Security Program (WISP) stands out from the competition in its coverage, depth, and price. Additionally, the turnaround for a Written Information Security Program (WISP) is generally 1-2 business days.

 

We Are A CompTIA Security Trustmark™ Certified Business 

In our commitment to security, ComplianceForge.com (BlackHat Consultants, LLC)  earned the CompTIA Security Trustmark™ certification. This is a mark of excellence for a business, since the CompTIA Security Trustmark™ identifies IT solution providers that consistently follow security best practices. Currently, no other dedicated provider of written Information Security policies has this certification. Once again, BlackHat Consultants is leading the pack. In 2011, BlackHat Consultants also was selected to be an independent assessor for this certification program.

 
We Are An Industry Leader For IT Security Policies

ComplianceForge.com was the industry's first source for a customized, on-demand Written Information Security Program (WISP) that is specifically tailored for small and medium sized business. Our Written Information Security Program (WISP) follows industry-recognized best practices (e.g. NIST, ISO and CIS) and we reference applicable laws, requirements, standards, and best practices that businesses need to follow to be considered compliant.

The good news is ComplianceForge.com is here to help your business become and stay compliant with all applicable information security laws and industry requirements, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Our Written Information Security Program (WISP) stands out from its competition by covering management, operational, and technical controls, based on the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) 800-series publications and ISO 27000-series standards.

The threats are real, so you need to both protect your company from these threats and also have the ability to prove documentation of the steps you took to ensure due care and due diligence. Additionally, consumers want to do business with companies that they trust will protect their personal information and credit card numbers.

We are here to assist businesses that require our specialized knowledge & experience 

  • Information security is too important to be left to amateurs or partial solutions 
  • Every company needs robust security policies, procedures, standards & guidelines 
  • Our policies are written in a business-context so users can clearly grasp requirements 
  • Our products are based on industry-recognized best practices & standards 
  • Our solution is affordable and straightforward to implement

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