Cybersecurity Essentials2021-09-02T12:53:14+00:00

IT & Cybersecurity Best Practices

SMBs seeking higher quality operating standards and peace-of-mind, leverage Rizkly to achieve IT and cybersecurity hygiene more in line with industry practices. Rizkly lets businesses avoid costly training, consulting or piecemeal attempts with a simple, cost effective solution that both staff and incumbent service providers embrace. When SMBs use Rizkly on a regular basis to track items like password management and anti-virus patching, they are more ready to achieve compliance with externally mandated compliance requirements.

Rizkly includes best practice controls and polices across four areas of IT and security: infrastructure, applications, procedures, and end-user computing. You can tailor the best practices as needed or create a customize procedure list to address your business needs. With included access to our compliance and cybersecurity experts, you’ll never get stuck or waste time researching compliance requirements.


  • Network Penetration Testing
  • Server Security and Patching
  • Wireless Access Security
  • Data Backup & Recovery

Application Security

  • Data Encryption Standards
  • Access Grant Policy
  • Web App Security Standards

End User Computing

  • Desktop & Laptop Security Standards
  • Email Standards
  • Portable Media Policy
  • Remote Access Standards

Process & Procedures

  • Incident Response Process
  • IT Governance Standards
  • Data Theft Reporting


  • Start with a core set of NIST cybersecurity controls as the foundation for ioXT IoT compliance

  • Avoid pitfalls, save time and build cybersecurity acumen with a compliance expert that keeps your project on track 

  • Achieve and sustain IoT cybersecurity compliance with Rizkly’s GCaaS subscription service

Questions about cybersecurity basics and how to best get started?   

We will pick up the phone and give you a call to discuss your needs. 

Schedule an Cybersecurity Essentials Planning Discussion
Do you perform system remediation work?2022-05-19T02:00:44+00:00

Rizkly experts will advise, guide and review hardware and software technology changes to ensure that they address specific compliance controls but we do not perform the actual implementation work.  Over the years, we have a developed a trusted ecosystem of partners who offer effective and affordable solutions to expedite remediation of security and compliance gaps.  We will gladly refer you to appropriate partners if and when the need arises.   Creating policies,  procedures and other artifacts are also a key part of compliance remediation efforts and these are activities that our advisors do perform using powerful Rizkly features for policies and procedures.

A description of the services that Rizkly expert advisors provide?2022-05-19T01:37:42+00:00

Rizkly cybersecurity compliance advisors will work with you through the entire lifecycle of your compliance initiative.  We will scale up/down depending on specific need, and we co-create our involvement in the early stages of the project.  Typical project activities include:

  • Gain an understanding of your business, your clients, your system(s), and your anticipated compliance requirements
  • Educate your team members on compliance requirements, how to leverage the Rizkly app and what will be expected throughout the effort 
  • Develop the system ‘boundary’, and what will be in scope for compliance purposes
  • Draft a system architecture diagram that clearly depicts the system boundary
  • Review existing documentation and work with your team members to understand system and process specifics
  • Perform a high level gap assessment to determine what controls are in place and operating effectively, and where there are gaps
  • For each gap determine a detailed plan of action to remediate
  • Collaborate as needed with personnel (staff and/or your vendors) during remediation. 
  • Provide advisory support, develop documentation, design controls, review evidence, audit prep, etc.
  • Ensure that all artifacts and control implementation statements are effectively captured in Rizkly
  • Educate your team on how to leverage Rizkly to generate audit-ready documentation such as SSPs, POAM reports and SPRS scoring
  • Post-remediation ensure that all controls are in place and operating effectively


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