Every business’ clients trust that they’re taking every measure possible to protect data, like personal information or financial records. However, with the number of businesses using electronic records continuing to climb, along with the rise of cybercrime, many industries have begun to impose regulations and compliances that are designed to keep personal information secure. Health and finance are two of the most heavily regulated industries, with the government having stepped in and set a specific standard of data security regulations that these companies must comply with.
To help make sure that your company is in compliance, Attend IT Limited can be there to help you to be compliant with the regulations your business operates under. Compliances and regulations usually fall into one of two categories:
The majority of government compliances are going to require some type of business continuity planning. Managed Services Providers are in a position to help with business continuity in a few different ways. First, is with a data backup and disaster recovery. Ideally, every plan should have a BDR solution. Another function of an MSP is keeping a detailed inventory of hardware, software, and user access which comes in handy in the event that the building or workstations are damaged.
When it comes to security measures, remote monitoring and maintenance of a network is a requirement for most regulations. Even when business hours are technically 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or something similar, servers and networks are often powered on 24 hours a day. Government mandates require that your network and data are operational whenever technology is. MSPs not only provide monitoring and maintenance services, they can also provide you with the data proving your network was protected during an audit.
To determine how secure a network is, many regulations require that regular penetration tests be performed. This common tool is an intentional attack on a company’s network by a friendly entity. Additionally, vulnerability assessments are often required, as well. This assessment is a report that indicates where potential weak spots in your network can be found. In the event of an audit, we can also provide the necessary documentation to prove these measures are being taken.
Depending on the requirements of your industry, there are many other ways that we can help with technology compliances and regulations. Whether government or internally mandated, contact the IT experts at Attend IT Limited today to help you get and stay compliant.
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