Archive for the ‘Compliance’ Category

Any organisation that accepts and stores credit card details must comply with the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). The standard was introduced in an attempt to reduce the chances of credit card fraud. While most Active Directory implementations don’t store credit card details, they may still be subject to a PCI audit. Non-Compliance of PCI can lead to lawsuits, fines, insurance claims, and a subsequent loss of sales … Read more

For those who don’t know about GDPR, it stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, and is a new set of rules passed by the European Union which aim to reform the out-dated and inconsistent EU Data Protection Directive. The GPDR will come into effect from May 2018 and will be applicable across all 28 EU member states. However, for those of you that believe Brexit means you won’t be … Read more

Organizations are, quite rightly, concerned about the safety of the Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) of their clients and employees. Despite best efforts to secure this information, recent surveys have highlighted multiple cases in which organizations have violated HIPAA compliance mandates. In addition to attracting penalties, these violations can be damaging to reputation and expose the potentially sensitive, private information of users. It is therefore important, for a number of … Read more

  Staying on top of compliance regulations is one of the most important tasks for all the organizations. IT departments of almost all organizations are always under pressure to meet the changing compliance requirements. Some of the common compliance requirements under which most organizations fall are SOX, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI DSS etc. SOX compliance was enacted to protect shareholders and general public from the accounting errors and malpractices which could … Read more

Cyber-criminals are becoming more adept at stealing credit card information all the time. Organizations that handle or process card data in any capacity must take the necessary precautions to protect that data. At the very least, they should ensure they’re in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), developed to encourage and enhance cardholder data security across the globe. The PCI DSS defines 12 requirements that … Read more

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