Recent events in politics and business have raised awareness surrounding the issues of privacy, fraud, liability, and corporate accountability -- to the point where we have entered an age of increased audit and regulation. The threat of aggressive enforcement and stiff penalties have forced diligent companies to adopt a proactive stance on monitoring their own networks for violations. Consider the landscape:
- Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance requires all organizations that process payments via credit cards to maintain secure infrastructure that limits information leakage and provides adequate event detection and reconstruction to determine when and what customer information is compromised. In addition, specific credit card information cannot be stored "at rest" by any database within the organization.
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires corporate offices to vouch for the accuracy of financial records and monitor and disclose instances of fraud.
Health Insurance Portability and Availability Act (HIPAA) requires the confidentiality of patient records to be maintained.
- Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requires the confidentiality of financial customer data to be maintained.
- SEC, NASD, and other regulations include data retention requirements spanning multiple years.
NIKSUN's powerful security surveillance, network knowledge warehouse and enterprise solutions provide the ultimate safety net for ensuring compliance. Throughout the year, analysts can monitor for network activity related to fraud, information leakage, and inappropriate use. NIKSUN's storage, hashed export and reconstruction capabilities can be applied for data retention and audit evidence. Additionally, NIKSUN's solutions can be configured to physically overwrite credit card numbers or other sensitive information in order to meet any "data at rest" mandates.
In short, NIKSUN's solutions can provide an early warning against non-compliance, solid proof of compliance during an audit and data evidence when needed for self-regulated and federally regulated companies. The NIKSUN solution also verifies compliance of internal policies.