Bright Defense – Your Drata Partner

Introduction At Bright Defense, our mission is to defend the world from cybersecurity threats through continuous compliance. Our monthly engagement model delivers a cybersecurity program that meets compliance frameworks, including SOC 2, HIPAA, ISO 27001, and CMMC. Drata’s compliance automation platform is at the heart of our continuous compliance service model. As a Drata partner…

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Elevating TPRM through Strategic Vendor Risk Assessment

Superhero vendor risk management

The unfolding of the recent global pandemic has laid bare the intricate intricacies of today’s business ecosystems, spotlighting the indispensable role of Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) in the context of comprehensive vendor risk assessment. This era demands from businesses a dynamic approach to TPRM, where they actively engage in vendor risk assessments processes to evaluate,…

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FTC Safeguards Rule Updates Affecting Small Businesses in 2024

Introduction Welcome to our deep dive into the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Safeguards Rule, a cornerstone regulation that plays a pivotal role in the security of consumer data. In this era of digital transformation, safeguarding sensitive information has never been more critical. As CPAs who handle vast amounts of consumer data, understanding and implementing the…

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10 Reasons to use SOC 2 Compliance Software

Introduction As a small or medium business (SMB) owner, understanding and implementing SOC 2 compliance is crucial, especially if your business processes or stores customer data. SOC 2 compliance isn’t just a regulatory hurdle; it’s a testament to your commitment to safeguarding your customers’ information. This is where SOC 2 compliance software steps in. It…

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KnowBe4 Compliance Manager Migration: KCM to Drata

KCM to Drata Migration

In the rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity and compliance, businesses are continuously seeking more efficient, reliable, and scalable solutions to manage their governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) needs. With a myriad of tools available, the migration from one platform to another is a decision that involves careful consideration of various factors including functionality, ease of…

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SOC 2 vs. NIST: Choosing the Right Compliance Framework for You

SOC 2 vs. NIST compliance

Introduction: SOC 2 vs. NIST Choosing the right compliance framework for your business can be complicated. SOC 2 vs. NIST is a common framework comparison. Both frameworks aim to protect your data, but they take different routes. SOC 2 is focused on trust and security in handling customer data, especially for service organizations. On the…

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105 Cybersecurity Statistics You Should Know In 2024

Cybersecurity statistics

The team at Bright Defense has compiled a comprehensive list of up-to-date cybersecurity statistics for 2024. In this article, you’ll find hand-picked statistics about: Without further ado, let’s see the stats! Global Cybersecurity Statistics Cybercrime Statistics Cybersecurity Employment Statistics AI Cybersecurity Statistics Cybersecurity Statistics By Country Bright Defense is Your Cybersecurity Compliance Partner Is cybersecurity…

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Compliance Automation: Efficient, Effective, Essential

Compliance automation to the rescue!

Compliance is an increasingly important facet of cybersecurity. 91% of companies plan to implement continuous compliance in the next five years. Key drivers for the compliance market include mounting threats from bad actors, changing regulations, and pressure from customers and investors. With an array of frameworks such as SOC 2, HIPAA, NIST, ISO 27001, and CMMC, organizations…

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Continuous Vulnerability Management: Embracing a Proactive Approach

Organizations face a constant threat from various vulnerabilities in their systems. As cyber threats become more sophisticated, the need for an effective vulnerability management program has never been more critical. A core aspect of modern vulnerability management is the concept of Continuous Vulnerability Management (CVM), a proactive approach to identify, assess, and address security vulnerabilities…

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Drata vs Vanta: A Comprehensive Comparison of Compliance Automation Solutions

Drata vs. Vanta

Introduction to Compliance Automation Compliance automation revolutionizes the way businesses handle regulatory requirements, ensuring they meet standards effortlessly and efficiently. At the heart of this transformation, Drata and Vanta emerge as pioneering solutions, significantly simplifying the once complex and tedious process of staying compliant. In this article, we delve into the features, benefits, and differences…

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