Many businesses faced significant security challenges in 2018, and as the year wraps up, experts predict that threats will continue to develop and grow. According to a report by Ponemon Institute, data breaches have resulted in some worrying figures in terms of financial impact on the corporate world.
Compliance with strict industry regulations is often seen as a necessary evil, a chore that involves reams of paperwork and red tape. It’s not the most glamorous aspect of modern business, but achieving compliance isn’t just about fulfilling your legal obligations.
Despite the rapid growth of cyberthreats, health organizations continue to fail to keep up with the mounting privacy and security issues. However, when the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018, it drew a range of responses from various sectors and industries, and companies have since made substantial changes to their data management and security policies.
Most small business owners appreciate the value of the cloud, but that doesn’t mean they’re ready to make the move. As with any outsourced IT support strategy, careful planning and research is essential, especially since mistakes can end up costing you dearly.
If there are two things that keep business leaders awake at night, they’re the constant threat of a data breach and failing to meet increasingly strict compliance regulations. In Connecticut, the state Supreme Court ruled that in addition to statutory fines, businesses could also face lawsuits from affected citizens.
Business owners should view their cybersecurity programs as two-tiered endeavors. One tier requires having the right equipment and software in place to fend off cyberthreats. The second requires having a maintenance plan in place to ensure the equipment and software are doing what they’re supposed to be doing over time.
Healthcare organizations in the 21st century must optimize two different subsets of technology to be successful. The cutting-edge equipment required for diagnosing and treating patients is one, and the network of computers used for managing patient data is the other.
Before Social Media platforms like Facebook went live, HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And although there are no specific rules for Social Media use, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” […]
First things first: If you are a contractor or subcontractor under the employ of the US Department of Defense, you will be required to comply with something called DFARS.
DFARS is the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement, and it contains a new clause that takes effect in 2017. It stipulates that every organization handling, storing, processing, or transmitting Department of Defense (DoD) data must meet certain conditions pertaining to the safekeeping and dissemination of that data.
When small- and medium-sized businesses expand, they need tools that can support their growth. For many, this includes cloud productivity software and managed IT services. And if you need tools for accounting, project planning, supply chain management, and sales, there’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. What is ERP? Simply put, ERP software integrates various aspects […]