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What is compliance?
Compliance is a growing concern to businesses. Information security and privacy threats are on the rise. As a result the number of regulations and the lack of understanding those regulations, are increasing as well. Most people are many companies in the financial sector fall under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Similarly companies that handle credit and debit card transactions fall under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The healthcare sector is governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Now due to the 2013 HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule, if you are a company that “creates, receives maintains, or transmits protected health information” on behalf of a HIPAA covered entity, you are now considered a Business Associate and must comply with HIPAA Laws.
Why should I care?
If your organization is found to be non-compliant with regulations, it can suffer civil and financial penalties. In regards to HIPAA civil penalties can be up to $1.5 million per year per type of infraction, not to mention the tarnished reputation of your organization.
IT providers like Convergence must be aware of these compliance issues as your infrastructure administrators. Also, as your business associate we are required to be HIPAA compliant, and we want to protect our clients from the risks of non-compliance.
How does Convergence help you?
Convergence can take a custom-designed security plan from any security specialist or firm. We will then work with you and your employees to get you up to standard and keep you there. Once you have consulted with your digital security provider, chances are that you will need to make several improvements to your infrastructure. Convergence Network Admins have the knowledge and experience to implement these improvements and maintain them with your digital security provider.
Convergence identifies the need for compliance auditing and security risk assessments. At Convergence we specialize in implementation; however, security specialists are needed to consult with a business and design a compliance and security solution that meets all your company’s needs in order to mitigate risk and become compliant with your industry’s unique rules and regulations.
Luminant Digital Security is our chosen ally in security risk management. Started by a few of the leading staff and partners from Convergence, these are just a few of the advantages that Luminant has to offer:
- Luminant has over 20 years of combined experience in digital security and risk assessment.
- Experts in helping companies become compliant and stay within their industry regulations.
- Conducts and develops risk assessments, risk management plans, policies, and training.
- A holistic approach: Luminant develops a complete security strategy specific to your industry and business needs.
Although we know and trust the Luminant team, we are happy to work with other digital security providers.
Call 503.906.8800 to find out how Convergence can improve and maintain your network security.