Grant Elliott, President and CEO, Ostendio

Recent Posts

August 20, 2020

How to run a successful data security program

It feels great to get to the point where you have built a cybersecurity program for your business. As a CISO you got the executive buy-in, everyone...
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August 14, 2020

How to Build a Comprehensive Cybersecurity Program

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, too many organizations were not looking at a broad enough approach to cybersecurity as they evaluated...
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August 6, 2020

Twitter breach highlights why IT-centric security programs are insufficient

We might not be surprised when we read about another data breach but it does turn heads when it is a well-known brand like Twitter.  Recent reports...
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July 30, 2020

How Data Sets You Free (and Keeps You Safe)

The typical company significantly under invests in cyber security, a situation that is likely to be exacerbated as companies look to cut expenses...
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July 23, 2020

The Future Of Operational Risk Management

Security and Risk Management can be complicated. Predicting what might happen to your business and preparing to protect and mitigate against those...
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July 14, 2020

MyVCM CrossWalk Assessment shows increase in drive for multiple security standards

We have learnt a lot in the last year since we launched the successful MyVCM CrossWalk Assessment feature, an addition to the industry leading ...
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July 2, 2020

Are you ready for CCPA enforcement? Six steps to take right now

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1st 2020 but there are stages to its enforcement and we are about to hit...
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June 25, 2020

One year in: MyVCM CrossWalk Assessments has changed the way we approach security audits

It is hard to believe it has been a year since we launched MyVCM CrossWalk Assessments. This new feature radically changed the way companies...
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May 28, 2020

5 ways to save money by rethinking your Data Security approach

CIOs have mostly ridden out the remote work surge caused by COVID-19.  The employees who can work remotely are now safely settled in their home...
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May 21, 2020

GDPR 2 years on- what happened to all the hype?

May 2020 marks the second year that GDPR has been in effect and we have already seen some significant fines totalling over $126 million.  Google has...
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May 13, 2020

How SOC audits help businesses during uncertain times

How is your business showing compliance to operational and business risks during these uncertain times? Many companies turn to the popular SOC report...
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May 7, 2020

Business Efficiency: the hidden benefit of an information security program

During these difficult times it is understandable that organizations may be looking for creative ways to cut costs or gain efficiency.  While...
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April 29, 2020

How can a Risk Management platform support your business during a crisis?

We are all getting used to our new “normal” but many businesses, both big and small, have been caught off-guard by the COVID-19 crisis. Having to...
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April 17, 2020

Using Risk Management strategies to help us effectively Socially Distance

As we start to adapt to our new quarantined life, one of the things that has struck me is how different people have benchmarked what they constitute...
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April 10, 2020

Is Zoom just the tip of the iceberg?

From the recently announced privacy issues being investigated by the New York Attorney General at Zoom, all the way back to the Zenefits scandal in...
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January 7, 2020

Cybersecurity Predictions 2020: CCPA Leads in a year of oversight and regulation!

The start of a decade is always an exciting time. When you think about how technology has changed in the last 10 years you can only imagine what...
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January 7, 2020

8 Highlights of Ostendio’s Success in 2019

2019 was an incredible year of growth for Ostendio.  We continue to ramp up our business while working hard every day to deliver on our promises to...
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August 5, 2019

SOC 2 vs. SOC 1 or SOC 3: Which SOC Report Do I Need?

A Systems and Organizational Controls (SOC) report provides guidance on standards that should be used for operational and technological business...
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