Compliance: PCI/DSS, HIPAA, GDPR
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Businesses across a multitude of sectors are subject to various regulations when it comes to the storage and use of customer data. Failing to comply with these rules and regulations could result in serious consequences, including hefty fines and civil lawsuits. Play by the rules, or be prepared to face the music. Simple, right? If only.
Regulations grow increasingly complex with each iteration, and ensuring total compliance can be a difficult and arduous task for any organization. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. The team at Rack911 has extensive experience with a multitude of domestic and international compliance regulations.
What is PCI/DSS Compliance?
“The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.”
How does PCI DSS Affect Me?
PCI DSS compliance affects all hosting providers whose customers transact business online. This certainly includes customers who maintain servers solely for the purpose of ecommerce, but equally affects shared hosting providers whose customers host small shopping carts and store sensitive customer data (ecommerce-related and otherwise). If you allow ecommerce activity and sensitive storage on your servers, your customers need their hosting environment to meet PCI DSS compliance requirements.
Rack911 can work with you to ensure your server is secured. We will even work with your shared hosting customers to ensure account-specific requirements are being met as well.
Contact Rack911 today to discuss the impact of PCI DSS on your customers and strategies for getting your servers compliant.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that provides baseline privacy and security standards for medical information. But if you’re in the healthcare industry, you probably already know that.
What you might not know is just how easy it is to violate this legislation when it comes to network security. Everything from lazy passwords and unsecured remote access can spell major consequences, costing healthcare entities thousands and even millions of dollars in penalties. Our team of experts will ensure your network operations are fully compliant with HIPAA laws by implementing a wide range of techniques, including: data encryption, unique user IDs, user authentication and authorization, automatic updates, data disposal, server backups, and audit logs.
This one’s new, and it’s a doozy.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enacted in May 2018, setting a new standard for consumer rights regarding data. Affecting all organizations operating in the EU or handling the data of EU citizens, the GDPR was developed as a response to public concern over individual data privacy, and it regulates everything from basic identify information and IP addresses, to biometric data, political affiliations, and sexual orientation.
The GDPR has forever changed the business landscape in the EU, and those that fail to adopt the necessary security measures will face major financial consequences. The Rack911 team can conduct a full audit of customers’ existing networks to ensure total compliance with GDPR across all systems, including server logs, backup data storage, data processing and transmission, monitoring and reporting, and encryption of at-rest and in-transit data.