Cybersecurity: No.1 priority for Nevada

Homeland security officials have declared that cybersecurity is a top priority for Nevada and that guarding against cyber attacks will be the next state operation.

The Nevada Commission on Homeland Security, headed by Governor Brian Sandoval and Sheriff Joe Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, is now actively searching for “federal grants to bolster funding to help Nevada strengthen its cybersecurity defences.”

Sandoval has proposed a $3.5 million project for new funding, with $2.6 million of it to be used for data security upgrades.

Just last year, 11,771 individuals were exposed when their applications to the State of Nevada Medical Marijuana Program were compromised.

Boost organizational cybersecurity

Organizations are responsible for safeguarding sensitive data. With 3.1 billion records breached last year and the US suffering 47% of those, businesses are under increasing pressure to protect their systems against cyber attacks and data misuse.

As businesses seek to improve their cybersecurity, they face the challenge of needing to comply with multiple cybersecurity regulations. In addition to the complex patchwork of state laws, there are industry specific and federal laws to consider. For an organization trading nationally or even globally, the compliance demands are significant.

Tackle multiple cybersecurity regulations

ISO 27001 Cybersecurity Documentation ToolkitThe ISO 27001 Cybersecurity Documentation Toolkit will help you fulfil your cybersecurity obligations and comply with:

  • NIST SP 800-53
  • New York State Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Requirements
  • Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.00: Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth
  • ISO 27001, the internationally recognized cybersecurity framework

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