Join the Next Safeguards Rule Q&A on Friday

Image of laptop data securityThe Safeguard Rule’s compliance deadline is fast approaching! This Friday, get all your questions answered at our ACA How: Safeguards Rule Implementation Q&A webinar. (Free for all Training Zone subscribers.)

04/18/2023 1:00 P.M.

2.5 minute read

If you have questions about the Federal Trade Commission’s recently amended Safeguards Rule, you’ll want to attend our ACA How: Safeguards Rule Implementation Q&A webinar on Friday, April 21 from noon to 12:30 p.m. CST.

The Safeguards Rule introduces core data security principles that covered companies must implement. You’ll need be compliant with this rule by June 9, 2023—a deadline extension that was achieved thanks in part to advocacy efforts from ACA International.

Not sure if you are ready for June 9? ACA is here to help.

Register for this Q&A session, where experts from TPx Communications, a member of our Alliance ACA program, will answer any questions you have and help demystify the provisions of the Safeguards Rule.

In addition to this and future Q&A sessions, our ACA How: Safeguards Rule Implementation series—free for all Training Zone subscribers—includes these upcoming webinars:

Friday, May 12, 2023: Vulnerability & Penetration Scanning Exposed

All qualifying organizations must perform an annual penetration assessment using “a test methodology in which assessors attempt to circumvent or defeat the security features of an information system by attempting penetration of databases or controls from outside or inside your information systems.”

In this session, we will discuss:

  • The differences between penetration and vulnerability scanning;
  • How to conduct and frequency of scans; and
  • Understanding scan results/reports and the importance of remediation.

Friday, June 9, 2023: Haven’t Started Meeting the Safeguards Rule? Do This

If you haven’t started down the path to becoming FTC Safeguards Rule-compliant, start now. Small and medium-sized agencies might find it more challenging to become compliant. To pass the FTC audits beginning in June 2023, you’ll need to be defensible and provide a strong case that your information security program is secure and running smoothly. In this session, we will help you figure out what you can tackle in-house and where you need to outsource. We will also help you understand the Safeguards Rule requirements and learn how to become defensible by working on a plan today.

Plus: The next live Q&A sessions will be held May 19, June 16, and July 14, 2023. Note: These sessions will not be recorded, so get them in your calendar today.

Members can register for the ACA How: Safeguards Rule Implementation Series at any time and will gain access to all previous content otherwise missed. Members who have already purchased the series can take advantage of these exclusive add-on sessions for free to prepare for the upcoming June 9 compliance date.

You will find the full lineup of the Safeguards Rule webinar series, including information on how to register, right here.

In this video, Jennifer Whipple, ACA board member and president of Collection Bureau Services Inc., explains why her team has found this webinar series helpful.

Visit the Safeguards Rule Resource Center and register for the webinar series here.

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