PII •  PHI  •  HIPAA  •  CMMC  •  GDPR  •  NIST  •  ITAR  •  HITECH  •  PCI-DSS  •  SOX

If you store customer data, private information, health records, or take credit cards, network and endpoint security is no longer an option but is a necessity. You must adhere to PII, HIPAA, SOX, or other compliance regulations regardless of the industry or company size.

Translating compliance regulations into actionable practices can be confusing, and not getting it right could result in penalties and lost business, as well as an increased risk for a data breach.

You need a team that understands these requirements and a team that can provide the pieces necessary to keep you compliant. At EZ Tek Support, we’re experienced in interpreting the complexities of industry regulations into processes and procedures that not only meet requirements but can also improve operations.

Not all these requirements are IT-related, but implementation will entail a combination of:

  • Policy
  • Technology
  • Process
  • Configuration

Here are fourteen compressed categories that your business needs to observe under the compliance guidelines and regulations:

  1. Access Control - This involves limiting access to authorized personnel only.
  2. Awareness and Training - Ensure that everyone on your team is trained to handle such data.
  3. Audit and Accountability - Maintain records of both authorized and unauthorized access. This will make it easy to identify violators.
  4. Configuration Management - Ensure your networks and safety protocols are built and documented in an ideal fashion.
  5. Maintenance - Create timelines for routine maintenance and assign the responsibility to specific personnel.
  6. Identification and Authentication - Set up methods of identifying and verifying authorized users before gaining access to company data.
  7. Incident response - Outline procedures for reporting any breach incidents or security threats.
  8. Physical protection - Control access to equipment, systems, and storage environments.
  9. Media protection - Ensure that all hard copy records and electronic files and their backups are stored safely and can only be accessed by authorized personnel.
  10. Risk Assessment - Regularly verify authorizations and test your defenses with breach simulations.
  11. Personnel Security - Devise procedures to screen personnel before they are granted access to company data.
  12. Security assessment - Assess your security measures frequently and make improvements as needed.
  13. System and information integrity - Test your system's capacity and swiftness to detect, identify, and deal with threats.
  14. System and communications protection - Ensure that communications are monitored at key internal and external transmission points.

With these many requirements, regular assessments and gap analyses are vital for maintaining compliance.

How Can EZ Tek Support Help?

There are many requirements that your business must meet to become compliant. However, the main challenge is maintaining compliance. For this, it is vital to partner with the right technology partner to assist your business in conducting a compliance audit.

At EZ Tek Support, our main objective is to ensure your business is compliant and adequately protected against all types of breaches.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you become compliant through our managed IT and compliance services for small to medium-sized businesses throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.