Navigating Network Security and Compliance

By Becky Jacobs, Northstar Technology Solutions, and Bret Erickson, Passkey Computer Services

 

Navigating Network Security and Compliance

Navigating network security and compliance may seem like an overwhelming undertaking: Data Breach notification laws, compliance with Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HI-TECH) as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), Payment Card Industy – Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), Gramm-Leach-Bailey Act (GLB), data breach insurance applications; internal and external data theft and more.  We have summarized some network security best practices that will make the undertaking less daunting.

 

Written Security Plan

The most important step is creating a written policy, defining security practices and audit procedures for your Agency.  Agencies have been fined for not having a police in place.  There are numerous resources available on the Internet to assist with this requirement; the Agency Council for Technology has a free security plan template… CLICK HERE to read more of this article in The Minnesota News. 

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