cost of downtime

Cost of Downtime

Cost of Downtime Ever calculate the cost of downtime? A major new survey by Veeam Software did, and the results reveal that there’s far more to system downtime than the bracing hard costs. In its fifth annual “Availability Report,” Veeam interviewed 1,140 senior IT staff in 24 countries, including 150 U.S. folks.  All of the…

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When Hackers Strike

When Hackers Strike “The battle against terrorism is not only a military battle, but primarily a battle of information” -Ahmed Chalabi   In today’s globalized and cyber-connected world, hackers are a real and present danger. The threat of “bad guys” extends to the Internet and the security of your life and personal information. Throughout history,…

compliance culture

Creating a Compliance Culture

Wondering how to create a positive compliance culture within your company?  We’re here to help companies make managing compliance, well, manageable. We’ve defined the role and responsibilities of the Chief Compliance Officer. We’ve helped delineate what a Compliance Management System (CMS) is all about. We are now here to share the next best kept industry…

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Hurricane Preparedness: Protect Your Data

Hurricane preparedness should always be top of mind at this time of the year. While those of us living in the Commonwealth of Virginia narrowly missed getting walloped by Hurricane Joaquin this month, folks in the Carolinas were not so fortunate. They were inundated with rain, resulting in damaging floods.  Businesses and governments were forced…

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PCI DSS Requirements 3 and 4

Questions about PCI DSS Requirements 3 and 4? You’ve come to the right place. As you may know, AISN is a PCI compliant cloud hosting provider. Previously, we addressed questions about PCI DSS Requirements 1 and 2. Today, we’re reprinting highlights from an exclusive online interview sponsored by our valued partner, KirkpatrickPrice. In this interview,…

call monitoring compliance

Call Monitoring Compliance

It’s important to analyze and fully understand the areas of risk as the CFPB continues to closely supervise the collections environment and call monitoring compliance. One of the biggest risks to a collection agency is communication with consumers, making the monitoring of calls a very telling practice.  An effective call monitoring program is a critical…

IT regulatory standards

IT Regulatory Standards Are an Alphabet Soup

IT Regulatory Standards Are an Alphabet Soup IT regulatory standards got you down? If you work in IT or IT compliance, you’ve probably heard of the “Alphabet Soup” of regulatory standards. Think SSAE 16, SOC 2, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA, ISO 27001, and others, of course. However, what do they all really mean?  Which one is right for me?…

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PCI DSS Requirements 1 and 2

Questions about PCI DSS Requirements 1 and 2? You’ve come to the right place. As you may know, AISN is a PCI compliant cloud hosting provider. Today. we’re fortunate to reprint highlights from an exclusive online interview sponsored by our valued partner, KirkpatrickPrice. In this interview, KirkpatrickPrice Information Security Auditor Barry Williams responded to some…