Does Your Business Meet Compliance and Security Requirements?
It is important for every business to operate in a secure environment. The constant threat from hackers is all too real and compromised customer and/or employee data can lead to major issues, both legally and financially. Ten9 IT Services network assessments can help businesses manage HIPAA compliance and PCI compliance by finding potential issues and recommending additional best practices to ensure the highest level of security.
Securing communications, data, computers and personal information can be difficult to enforce in a small company environment, especially when a full-time IT department is not available. Ten9 provides assessments of business networks for compliance and security on an annual, quarterly or monthly basis. We can test your network to ensure it meets the strict HIPAA requirements, if you are in the healthcare industry, or PCI regulations, if you process online transactions as part of your business.
HIPAA Compliance – Protecting Patient Information
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is the law that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. HIPAA compliance, as it relates to Information Technology, refers to HIPAA Title II, which sets several standards and rules for securing health and patient information. Currently, HIPAA compliance violations can be penalized up to a maximum of $1.5 million per incident.
Ten9 IT Services can review your company’s current practices and recommend ways to improve data security and employee handling of technology and information, as well as suggest additional ways to increase security. As an example, one of the best ways to secure patient information via email is through the use of hosted Exchange email and an encrypted email portal, along with ShareSync for file syncing, sharing and HIPAA compliant backup. Ten9 IT Services can get you started on both of these security practices, and many others.
PCI Compliance – Securing Payment Data
PCI compliance (Payment Card Industry compliance) is a set of security standards developed to protect credit card information during and after a financial transaction. Adherence to these rules is required by all credit card brands.
Protecting payment information is an ever-changing practice, whether you accept credit cards online or at a physical location. There is a very real threat of data breaches resulting from breaking into a network or compromising a website to obtain payment information. The only way to reduce the possibility of this happening to your business is to be aware of the potential holes in your security and eliminate them.
Ten9 security audits will scan your website and/or network for PCI compliance vulnerabilities, recommend additional best practices for securing transaction data, and provide software recommendations for staying on top of your customers’ data security.