Security Posts

Be Aware! Security Training and Employee Engagement

Be Aware! Security Training and Employee Engagement

Tom Colgan, Director of Cyber Security, Pilgrim Quality Solutions

As agents of quality and compliance within the Life Sciences industry, we are all well aware of the importance of security awareness training in order to be compliant with various frameworks, laws, and regulations, including HIPAA. But in practice, does your organization’s awareness program simply “check the box,” or do you believe your efforts are having an impact?
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Vendor Data Privacy and Security Due Diligence – Don’t be “That Guy”

Vendor Data Privacy and Security Due Diligence – Don’t be “That Guy”

Lesa-Marie Mullen, Senior Legal Counsel, Pilgrim Quality Solutions

Maybe it’s a budget deadline. A price expiring. An important project timeline. The vendor is selected, the lawyers have finished dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s, and the pens are poised to ink the partnership into existence. Suddenly someone shouts, “But we need to do our data privacy and security due diligence!”
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Identity and Access Management in Quality and Compliance

Identity and Access Management in Quality and Compliance

Stanley Curtis, CTO and Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, Pilgrim Quality Solutions

Identity and Access Management (IAM) has become a necessary part of enterprise IT and the security infrastructure of an organization. While mostly driven by security concerns, IAM also makes life simpler for the end user of enterprise applications. This is particularly true in today’s world of tight integration between disparate enterprise software and the continuing increase in the adoption of ‘Best of Breed’ SaaS applications. (more…)