Top Three Industries that Need an Effective Risk Management Solution

We live in a society where risk is ever present and impossible to avoid, no matter what industry you are in. It is no secret that some industries tend to face higher risk than others, therefor they must take additional precautions. PCI-DSS, HIPAA, and NERC-CIP-01 all require risk assessments. [...]

Five Must Knows About GDPR

What is GDPR? A trending topic these days is the latest data regulation that businesses all around the world will soon follow—GDPR. For those of you who don’t already know what GDPR is, let’s start with the basics. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and was validated by [...]

New Software as a Service coming to RiskWatch to Improve Your Experience—Soon!

New Announcement Last month, we made an exciting announcement to our email subscribers. Now we want to expand more on that and share it with our blog subscribers too. RiskWatch is adopting a new delivery method for its software, and it’s called Software as a Service (SaaS). What is [...]

Risk Management Process: Security Analysis Methodology in SecureWatch

What is ISO 31000? ISO 31000 is a security analysis methodology, or risk management process, that is used in various risk programs across a range of different industries. It helps standardize the steps you take to evaluate and manage risk, leaving you with a formal and standardized workflow. Why [...]

What RiskWatch Accomplished in 2017

What’s changed at RiskWatch this year? We’ve overhauled the entire application with a new, easy-to-use interface while simplifying and improving the process for performing assessments. Our new dashboard showcases and empowers you to perform comparative analytics using detailed graphics and reports. What are the results of these changes? SecureWatch [...]

August 2015 Webinar: Risk and CIP-014’s R4

“Why You Should Stop Thinking about Risk When You Think about CIP-014’s R4” Often physical security professionals associate CIP-014's R4 with the word risk. However, this interesting and informative webinar for physical security executives will include three surprising points: Why risk is inconsequential to CIP-014’s R4 Why you should [...]

FDA Expresses Concern Over Drugs Made in Emerging Drug Markets

Have you ever been treated with a generic medicine or an over-the-counter (OTC) drug? Then chances are high that you have taken a medication made in India, China, or in other emerging drug markets. India is the second-largest exporter of OTC and generic medications to the United States, and [...]

SEC Cybersecurity Threats

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to require registered broker-dealers and registered investment advisers to conduct risk assessments to identify cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and potential business consequences. Earlier this year on March 26, 2014, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sponsored a Cybersecurity Roundtable. In opening the Roundtable, Chair [...]

FDA proposes rule to prevent food safety risks during transportation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today proposed a rule to prevent food safety risks, that would require certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail vehicles to take steps to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transportation.The ruling is applicable [...]

USING SPREADSHEETS FOR RISK ASSESSMENTS – WHY IT IS SUCH A BAD IDEA?

USING SPREADSHEETS FOR RISK ASSESSMENTS – WHY IT IS SUCH A BAD IDEA? Spreadsheets are user-friendly, inexpensive, and easy to use, which are key attributes. However, they fall short in several key areas when using them to perform Risk Assessments and Security Audits. The temptation for a low-cost quick-fix [...]