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Confidentiality and Security in the Digital Age

By Nextrio on October 11th, 2014 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedinmailby feather

174101590Regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, FISMA, and GLBA call for high standards of security, confidentiality and compliance with regard to the handling of sensitive information across many industries. Ensuring compliance with these mandates requires IT management strategy and consideration from the highest level at an organization. Understanding the steps you can take to manage your company’s technology effectively will prevent information breaches that could put your business at risk for violations of these important laws.

Establish Usage Rules and Regulations

The key to ensuring confidential management of company and client information requires proactive measures regarding the security of your network. Although you may trust your employees, it is still necessary to regulate the use of company and, at times, personal technology in the workplace. Understanding that even an unintentional transgression could put your business at risk is the first step. Identify and document best practices and guidelines for technology use that aligns with regulation requirements. Update and share this information with employees on a regular basis.

Managing Information Security
There are a few simple first steps you can take toward better information security in the workplace. If you have a wireless network, make sure all information is encrypted and that network access requires a username and password. Logging all network activity and technology usage allows you to maintain records if needed to identify a possible violation or for an audit.

Today’s information security standards make it essential for businesses to maintain careful control of sensitive information. If you’re looking for IT solutions to improve your business in Tucson, call Nextrio today at (520) 519-6301 to discuss your needs.