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Why the Cloud Is More Reliable than Onsite IT

Cloud computing is generally more reliable than traditional in-house, onsite IT. By “reliable” we mean that it experiences less downtime and is more consistently accessible. For the most part, the cloud is more reliable than in-house, onsite IT because cloud providers can afford to implement more advanced “high availability” measures. Read More

How the Cloud Makes Data Backups Easier

One advantage of cloud computing over in-house, onsite IT is that with cloud computing the hosting company will usually back up your data for you in order to prevent data loss. This will allow you to avoid having to perform back up your own data yourself, will decrease the likelihood Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to PCI DSS: Part 2

This is the second part of the article, “A Beginner’s Guide to PCI DSS.” Goal #3: Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program Requirement #5: Protect all systems against malware and regularly update anti-virus software or programs PCI DSS requires you to install antivirus software on all of your PCs, servers, Read More

A Beginner’s Guide to PCI DSS: Part 1

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of data security standards that any organization that processes, stores, or transmits payment cards must comply with. The organization that administers the PCI DSS is the Payment Card Industry Security Standard Council (PCI SSC), which is led by Read More

How to Comply with HIPAA, Part 2

This is the second part of the article, “How to Comply with HIPAA, Part 1.” The HIPAA Security Rule In general, the Security Rule, like the Privacy Rule, requires healthcare organizations to protect individually identifiable healthcare information with “reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards.” More specifically, the Security Read More

How to Comply with HIPAA, Part 1

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that requires most organizations in the healthcare sector to protect most kinds of patient data from inappropriate access. Whom HIPAA Applies To There are three types of healthcare organizations that are obliged to comply with HIPAA’s data control Read More

Why the Cloud Is More Secure than Local IT

Cloud computing is generally more secure than installing or hosting your IT assets onsite. This is mainly due to the fact that cloud hosting companies can afford to implement the most advanced security measures and hire the most knowledgeable and experienced IT security personnel. It would cost a business hundreds Read More