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January 4, 2021 | Elena Vodopyan

What Is HIPAA Compliance: Guidelines for Becoming Compliant

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a U.S. law designed to protect individual privacy by establishing national standards for maintaining sensitive patient health information and medical records. HIPAA compliance rules incorporate requirements from several other...
April 8, 2021 | Ryan Brooks

Compliance Tools: Choosing the Right Solutions

Making sure your environment is compliant with regulatory requirements can be a challenge. No matter your company’s size or industry, ensuring you have the required security controls is never a set-it-and-forget-it process. With your IT environment, your user base and the threat landscape...
January 21, 2021 | Ryan Brooks

Most Popular HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Storage Services

Cloud computing provides undeniable benefits for storing and accessing electronic health records. Files stored in the cloud are accessible anytime and anywhere from any device, which makes it easy to share critical medical information between healthcare workers. But is cloud storage secure enough...
August 5, 2020 | Mike Tierney

IT Security Audits: The Key to Success

An IT security audit is a comprehensive examination and assessment of your enterprise’s information security system. Conducting regular audits can help you identify weak spots and vulnerabilities in your IT infrastructure, verify your security controls, ensure regulatory compliance, and...
January 21, 2021 | Gina Fanning

Does GDPR Compliance Apply to US Companies?

In May of 2018, the European Union enacted one of the world’s strictest set of rules for personal data protection. The formal name of this legislation is the General Data Protection Regulation, but it is more commonly known as the GDPR. The GDPR regulates personal data, which is defined as any...
October 8, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Data Classification for Compliance: Looking at the Nuances

Data classification is a critical part of any information security and compliance program. It involves identifying the types of data that an organization stores and processes, and the sensitivity of that data, based on sets of rules. For example, data classification is often used to identify data...
October 20, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

Guide to GDPR Compliance for Small Business

Is your organization compliant with the GDPR? Does it need to be? Too many small businesses in the United States don’t know the answer to those questions. It’s understandable, especially considering that the GDPR is a European law. Plenty of US businesses assume that they don’t need to...
August 5, 2020 | Ilia Sotnikov

Privacy Regulations Changing the Face of Cybersecurity

The regulatory climate around the world is changing rapidly. Scores of new regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and similar laws in other U.S. states, are being enacted in response to growing concerns about privacy and...
September 30, 2019 | Brian Johnson

Top 3 Audit Challenges and How to Overcome Them

No matter what role you play in the audit process, the experience can be painful. If you’re an external consultant, you have to work with clients who have limited budgets and high expectations. And if you’re an internal IT/security auditor, you might have to wade through a sea of internal...
July 8, 2020 | Matt Middleton-Leal

Compliance Rush: Five Mistakes that Can Screw Your Company

In April 2018, shortly before the GDPR came into force, IDC reported that only 29% of small businesses and 41% of midsize businesses in Europe had taken steps to prepare for the regulation. Now the GDPR has been around for some months, but many organizations are still struggling to meet their...
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