PIPEDA Best Practices Achieved with MDR – Part 2

The previous part of this post discussed tips that the Office of the Privacy Commission of Canada (OPC) issued in anticipation of the November changes to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Those tips fell under the first two of four directives they offered. We cover the remaining tips under the last two directives, “Don’t Forget About Hackers Either” and “Breach Containment and Preliminary Assessment”.

Don’t Forget About Hackers Either

Word-play aside, the OPC highlights that prevention technology is only as good as its last update, and that patching of critical software (like operating systems) is necessary to remediate vulnerabilities. However, their suggestion that you implement and monitor advanced systems may not be realistic for many small to medium-sized enterprises; monitoring could mean three shifts a day, seven days a week. Further, having adequate coverage for complete visibility across the network and all network is not financially feasible for most organizations.  Engaging an MDR service like ours is a lot more affordable when compared to that labour cost, let alone the cost of the technology needed to equip a cybersecurity team like that.

Tip 9: Maintain up-to-date software and safeguards

Our MDR Service includes our proprietary Hygiene Analyzer, which ensures you have all the information you need to keep your systems up to date. We prioritize the vulnerabilities in your environment so that you know exactly which updates, on exactly which systems, will have the most impactful result to reduce the risk of a breach.

Tip 10: Implement and monitor, intrusion prevention and detection systems

It’s in the name; our managed detection and response service does enable our Threat Hunters to actively monitor your environment to detect threats. This, coupled with your existing prevention technology (anti-virus and Firewall) is much more effective than an IPS, and (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from IntelliGO MDR Blog authored by IntelliGO Networks. Read the original post at: https://www.intelligonetworks.com/blog/pipeda-best-practices-opc-twelve-tips-part2