Approach to Computer Security
Is your security enough?
Insufficient computer security won’t just ruin your computer, it can ruin your business. With hackers and viruses on the rise, it’s crucial to make sure your business is always secure. It’s no longer enough to just install anti-virus software. You now have to worry about sensitive information being compromised, such as customer data and financial information. Other areas of concern are: phishing, secure communications, data retention, compliance, and federal regulations. Not having the right approach to security can result in fines or jail time. SimplicIT provides you with a layered security approach. We take proactive measures to make sure your data and networks are safe and protected. You can rest assured that our technicians have your back while you’re taking care of your business.
Network Firewall Security
Is your network firewall security adequate? Is it being too protective or is it not protecting you enough? Could it be recording information that could be vital to your business? Firewalls should be a tool to help your business plan ahead and not just protect you in the now.
Standard anti-virus protection is no longer enough. Waiting for definition updates to come out every few days is not a sufficient anymore. Protect yourself 24/7 with real time protection.
Is your business protected against threats of theft, curious employees, or another competitor? Ensure that your data stays your data. Don’t let it slip into someone else’s hands.
Email & Web
Having an insecure site or email is just as dangerous to you as it is your clients. Ensure that you are protected. By protecting yourself, you are protecting your customers as well.
Feeling confused by ever-changing laws and regulations?
No matter what type it is, compliance is never fun to deal with. Remove that burden from yourself and simplify your life and business. We’ll audit your business processes to ensure that they’re compliant, as well as fix problematic items that could become costly mistakes down the road.
Having compliant business practices comes with a real “quality of life” trade-off, which is peace of mind.
Required HIPAA Controls
These HIPAA controls are firm. The government does not allow any way to avoid them. Non-compliance with HIPAA can result in penalties ranging between $100 and $50,000 per violation. Fines increase with amount about patience, and the severity of negligence. Major violations can result in jail time. The fines and charges are broken down into two major categories: Reasonable Cause and Willful Neglect. Reasonable cause penalties range from anywhere between $100 to $50,000. Willful Neglect penalties range from $10,000 to $50,000 and can result in criminal charges.
Required HIPAA Risk Analysis
The very first requirement in the HIPAA Security Rule. HIPAA doesn’t say much but the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) offers guidance for smaller practices and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a free 95-page guide.
Beware… the Meaningful Use Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) says, “It is possible for small practices to do risk analysis themselves using self-help tools. However, doing a thorough and professional risk analysis that will stand up to a compliance review will require expert knowledge that could be obtained through services of an experienced outside professional.” Most HIPAA fines are based on a missing, old, or incomplete Risk Analysis. If you want to pass an audit, think twice about doing this yourself.
Payment Card Industry Compliance
Card holder data compliance is a bigger issue than ever before. Minimize your scope and reduce your risks and liabilities that could cost you your business. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to companies of any size that accept card payments. Non-PCI compliant merchants and payment processors can face fines from $5,000 to $500,000.
Even more devastating, non-compliant merchants can have their ability to accept cards fully revoked, often considered a “virtual death sentence” for businesses.
A data breach doesn’t just result in fines, it can also result in a damaged reputation. Research shows that customers are 69% less likely to conduct business with a breached entity. The cost of a data breach far surpasses that of a security checkup. We’re here to help keep your business up and running.
How can I protect myself against all malicious items trying to compromise my network?
There is no single answer to this question. However, filtering out known malicious traffic before it hits your network is definitely a step in the right direction. We’ll eliminate known malicious traffic trying to compromise your network by filtering it out before it gets in.
Additionally, we will give you your employees’ time back by ensuring that they are only going to sites that are company-approved.