Debt Collection and Audits for Collection Agencies

Debt Collection and Audits for Collection Agencies

Debt collection agencies with sensitive data need to be familiar with how PCI, FISMA, SSAE 16/SOC 1 and SOC 2 apply to them. If you’re performing collections, you’re no stranger to regulatory compliance and the proactive supervision of government agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the Office … Read more

Penetration Tests Help Avoid a Data Breach

Penetration tests and vulnerability scans, if performed regularly, will help your organization avoid a costly data breach.  Did you know that? So why don’t more companies get on the ball and do this? Nearly every week, we read about a malicious hacker who has penetrated a security gap in an organization’s infrastructure to gain access to loads of … Read more

IT Regulatory Standards Are an Alphabet Soup

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. However, what do they all mean?  Which one is right for … Read more

CFPB Vendor Compliance Management

When it comes to CFPB vendor compliance, companies must “oversee” their vendors “in a manner that ensures compliance with Federal consumer financial law…The CFPB’s exercise of its supervisory and enforcement authority will closely reflect this orientation and emphasis,” according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s CFPB Bulletin 2012-3. An effective risk management strategy includes the … Read more

Mastering a Risk Assessment

Mastering a Risk Assessment

In light of the recent news of the data breach at Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, risk assessment is our theme today. We welcome this guest post from our partner, KirkpatrickPrice….   Performing a Risk Assessment is a critical component of any Information Security Program. It’s mandated by several frameworks (SSAE 16, SOC 2, PCI DSS, … Read more

Guaranteeing Hosting Compliance

Guaranteeing hosting compliance.  It’s pretty much something that AIS Network has always done, and it’s a clear service benefit.  Our compliance with multiple security and regulatory standards such as HIPAA/HITECH, FISMA, FERPA, PCI DSS, GLBA, SOX and others repeatedly saves our clients time and money and helps them to avoid costly litigation over compliance errors. Up until … Read more

Framework Updates for HIPAA, ISO27001, FISMA, PCI

Framework updates for HIPAA, ISO 27001, FISMA and PCI DSS have been the hot topic of discussion over the last year. As the world continues to be pressured with information security challenges, over the last 12 months, major compliance frameworks have recently been updated or are currently updating. In today’s current climate, incidents and breaches are … Read more

Private Cloud Interest Accelerating in the Market

One thing we have noticed change over the last 3 years is that we no longer have to sell people on cloud computing.  A few years ago, the vast majority of our clients were using managed servers, but that has certainly shifted.  And this is, of course, a part of a much larger trend.  The IT community as … Read more

Top 6 Benefits of AIS Network’s Managed Private Cloud

By Jay Atkinson AIS Network CEO You want to spend more of your IT dollar on the innovation that your customers expect. So in order for you to focus on your business, the ratio of what you build out “new” versus what you spend time maintaining and running has to improve measurably. Plus, you want … Read more