Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Scottsdale, AZ - Nov 27, 2017 - Lazarus Alliance, a leading cyber security, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) firm, announces its partnership with Arizona Shower Door, a full-service manufacturer of glass shower enclosures. Lazarus Alliance will be performing a NIST 800-30 based risk assessment, as well as PCI DSS compliance consulting, security policy development, security scans, and penetration testing services.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of data security standards developed by the major credit card issuers. All companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information must comply with PCI DSS. Among other requirements, companies must perform a comprehensive risk assessment, regularly monitor and test their networks, and maintain an information security policy.
NIST Special Publication 800-30 Revision 1 (NIST 800-30), the Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments, provides public and private-sector organizations with direction for conducting IT security risk assessments. The procedures and guidelines outlined in NIST 800-30 act as the foundation for many industry standard risk assessment requirements, including PCI DSS Requirement 12.1.2.
Today’s dynamic cyber threat landscape requires a proactive, real-time approach to managing risk. The NIST guidelines are widely considered to be the gold standard for enterprise security risk assessments.
“Cyber risk management isn’t just about complying with PCI DSS or other security standards; it’s fundamentally important to business survival,” said Michael Peters, CEO of Lazarus Alliance. “Today’s dynamic cyber threat landscape requires a proactive, real-time approach to managing risk. The NIST guidelines are widely considered to be the gold standard for enterprise security risk assessments.”
To complete the NIST 800-30 risk assessment and other consulting work it is performing for Arizona Shower Door, Lazarus Alliance will be utilizing the proprietary Continuum GRC IT Audit Machine (ITAM). The ITAM is a cloud-based governance, risk, and compliance automation solution that integrates IT governance, policy management, risk management, compliance management, audit management, and incident management. It includes easy-to-use self-help modules for leading security frameworks, including NIST and PCI DSS.
“ITAM is an all-in-one GRC solution that we can use to do all of our work for Arizona Shower Door,” Peters noted. “All of our clients love ITAM because it simplifies and speeds up audit process, and they achieve compliance on schedule and on budget. Plus, it helps them maintain compliance and their cyber security posture going forward.” Source :