Category "Compliance"

As a business owner in search of hosting options, you may be familiar with the term “HIPAA compliant hosting.” But what is it and why is it important? If this is an area in which you could benefit from a better understanding, you have come to the right place. Let’s take a look at why you need HIPAA compliant hosting for your business.

Protect Your Company

It’s no secret, cyber crime is on the rise these days and you need hosting options that will succeed in keeping you and your business safe. With HIPAA compliant hosting, you will not have to worry about your security as it provides ISO 27001 certification as a measure for protecting all of your sensitive data.

Secure Cloud Computing

Since HIPAA compliant hosting meets the stringent requirements of the biggest card brands, you can rest assured that your safety needs are being taken care of with secure cloud computing. Your company will be in good hands due to the strict measures taken in your cloud storage solutions.

Conclusion

When it comes to HIPAA compliant hosting, WHOA.com has you covered with our secure and reliable cloud computing options. If you want to keep your data safe and know that you are remaining in compliance, look no further than our top of the line services. If you have any questions about HIPPA compliant hosting or about any of the other services we provide, please be sure to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you soon and providing you with the best in cloud computing solutions.

If you are a business that accepts, transmits or stores card data, it is a requirement of most card brands that you are PCI compliant. That is where it is important that you find a cloud computing solutions provider that offers PCI compliant hosting. Let’s take a look at what exactly PCI compliant hosting is and how it can benefit you.

What is PCI Compliant Hosting?

PCI compliant hosting, as a service offered by WHOA.com, is not so much a single event as it is an ongoing process that helps to prevent theft of cardholder data. With both our public and private cloud hosting, you will get ISO 27001 certification. This widely recognized certification is highly valued and is the only certification that meets the standards of the Information Security Management System. Ultimately, this certification allows you to manage and protect valuable information assets. It is hosting that provides your business with the security it needs.

What are the Benefits of PCI Compliant Hosting? 

PCI compliant hosting has many benefits including protection for both you and your business from the threats of fraud and theft. Your company’s information and assets will be safe as a result of this service, allowing you to have the peace of mind to run your business. With PCI compliant hosting, your company is truly in safe hands.

If you are not already taking advantage of the benefits of PCI compliant hosting, we hope you will do so today. If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact us. We hope to be hearing from you soon!

Learn more about managed security solutions and protect your organization. Cross-site scripting attacks leverage poorly configured web-sites that hackers compromise then use to redirect web-site requests from the intended, genuine web-site to a rogue web-site that can steal log in credentials and install malicious software. Exploitation of cross-site scripting vulnerabilities occurs when a company employee accesses a web-site they believe trustworthy, and unbeknownst to them are then redirected to a rogue web-site designed to capture account credentials and/or other important information submitted by the victim (who believes the rogue web-site is the intended and genuine web-site).

Unfortunately, since many rogue web-sites look exactly like the genuine web sites they copy, cross-site scripting attacks are often successful and cause extensive, costly damage to victim organizations. Any company employee that accesses Internet-based accounts to manage company financial information, work with partners, or download data, software and email, may fall victim to a cross-site scripting attack and unbeknownst to them, have their company account credentials and other information stolen.

Once the attackers retrieve the stolen credentials and information from their rogue web-site, the attackers may use the captured information to access company confidential information, and potentially even the organization’s internal networks.

Countermeasures that reduce the risk of falling victim to cross-site scripting do exist, however a regularly updated layered defense approach is necessary because there is no single solution that can detect and thwart all cross-site scripting attacks.

Contact us to find out how your organization can decrease susceptibility to cross-site scripting attacks through our managed security services by deploying and maintaining cross-site scripting countermeasures on workstations, servers, and network infrastructure devices throughout the enterprise.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule was created to ensure that doctors and other covered entities have implemented the appropriate safeguards to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Electronic Protected Health Information (EPHI). As more and more covered entities exchange EPHI via electronic mediums, there’s a growing need for the Security Rule’s standards. But if you’re a covered entity, you may have some questions about the Security Rule’s physical safeguards.

The Security Rule requires covered entities to implement technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect EPHI from unauthorized use and access. Technical safeguards consist of digital measures to protect the confidentiality of EPHI, including the use of strong passwords, unique user identifications, firewalls, encryption, network monitoring service, etc. Administrative safeguards, on the other hand, consist of policies and procedures which are intended to protect the confidentiality of EPHI.

Now that you know the basic definitions of technical safeguards and administrative safeguards, you might be wondering about physical safeguards. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) further explains on its website, saying that physical safeguards are “...physical measures, policies, and procedures to protect a covered entity’s electronic information systems and related buildings and equipment from natural and environmental hazards, and unauthorized intrusion.”

It’s easy to overlook the implementation of physical safeguards, simply because the Security Rule pertains strictly to EPHI. But even EPHI should be protected with the appropriate physical safeguards. Failure to include them in your practice places patients’ personal information at risk of disclosure while also placing your practice at risk for HIPAA fines and corrective action.

The standards listed in the HIPAA Security Rule’s physical safeguards consist of facility access controls, workstation use, workstation security, and device and media controls.

Common examples of physical safeguards include the following:

  • Locked doors
  • Perimeter gates
  • Video surveillance
  • Patient identification verification
  • Documentation of changes, removals and repairs to the device housing your EPHI

To recap, physical safeguards are an element of the HIPAA Security Rule that involves the use of tangible measures to prevent the unauthorized use or disclosure of EPHI. While the Privacy Rule covers all forms of Protected Health Information (PHI), the Security Rule focuses strictly on EPHI. It was created as a result of the growing use of electronic platforms on which covered entities use to store and transmit EPHI.

To learn more HIPAA compliance, contact us today. HOA.com offers secure cloud computing services for covered entities big and small.

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