George Grachis

A Senior Cloud Compliance Architect, George Grachis has over 25 years’ experience in the tech sector. Some of his experience includes over a decade supporting the Space Shuttle program for Computer Sciences Corporation & Grumman Aerospace, security management for CFE Federal Credit Union, IT auditing & consulting for McGladrey and serving as Chief Security Officer for Satcom Direct.

George holds both the CISSP, and CISA certifications. George received the ISSA fellow Designation in 2016 and is currently an active senior board member of ISSA, ISACA & InfraGard. When not working he enjoys spending time with family, motorcycling, fitness, and writing articles for his CSOonline.com blog, Virtual CISO.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of George Grachis and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Is your cloud service provider ready for HIPAA?

A look back at cybersecurity in 2017

A look back at cybersecurity in 2017

We keep seeing more and more data breaches. This year Yahoo and Equifax were some of the biggest headline makers, but in the end, it’s more about who has not been breached vs who is the latest.

The security perimeter needs to use one of its most crucial resources: human sensors

The security perimeter needs to use one of its most crucial resources: human sensors

Security Manager George Grachis discusses the current cyber threat landscape and why human sensors, our users, are our most underutilized resource that can make all the difference.

Automating cloud compliance

Automating cloud compliance

The cloud is here, Its dynamic,scalable and ever changing. yesterdays bi yearly or yearly audit snap shots don't meet this new computing platforms needs to achieve compliance. It's time for continuous audits and a single risk...

Your dream job is waiting!

Your dream job is waiting!

I'm a senior Cloud Compliance Architect, but how did I get here? Lots of mountains to climb, education, experience and certifications. I hope to inspire our young people to never give up, keep focused, have a passion for what you do...

Achieving compliance in the cloud

Achieving compliance in the cloud

More and more organizations are moving towards cloud technologies for scalability, cost reduction, and new service offerings. In this short article we will review cloud basics and look at auditing for compliance challenges.

Continuous IT audits are needed to combat today's cyber threats

Continuous IT audits are needed to combat today's cyber threats

It's time to shift to continuous audits as cyber threats are dynamic and constantly changing, we can no longer afford to take a static snapshot of critical IT systems.

HIPAA compliance report card

HIPAA compliance report card

The HIPAA data breaches immediately followed the US government's directive to push healthcare data online as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Jan 1 2014. HIPAA is a law that is implemented with IT frameworks like...

Make cybersecurity great again!

Make cybersecurity great again!

We are losing the battle of cybersecurity, cyber criminals put 100% into planning and attacks and we cant even fund a cyber security role for all internet-connect businesses!

Law firms subject to same cyber risk as others, but is compliance required?

Law firms subject to same cyber risk as others, but is compliance required?

Law firms are handling some of the most sensitive and private information, this includes but is not limited to healthcare, private business deals, financial assets, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, credit cards and so...

2016: A reflection of the year in cybercrime

2016: A reflection of the year in cybercrime

A look back at 2016 predictions in cyber crime and how it all actually played out.

Hillary or Donald: Who is more cybersecurity savvy?

Hillary or Donald: Who is more cybersecurity savvy?

Cybersecurity and the role of the President. What they say is one thing, what about their track record is something else altogether.

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