The Payment Card Industry (PCI) developed the Data Security Standard (DSS) as a way to protect sensitive financial data. The PCI-DSS has since become something that every system dealing with personal credit card information should implement. It is important to choose a hosting service that is compliant with the PCI-DSS for several reasons.
Using a Hosting Service That Is PCI and HIPAA Compliant
Remain Compliant As the Standard Changes
It is important to understand that the PCI-DSS is a constantly changing set of standards. A council of experts will reassess the standard when technology changes, when new threats appear or when holes are detected. The changes need to be implemented to remain compliant. This can take a large amount of effort when working with a small in-house team of information technology employees. An alternative is to use the Volico hosting service. The service automatically updates systems and software in order to remain compliant at all times without requiring input from clients.
Create More Trust in Consumers
An important reason to choose a service that has full PCI compliance is consumer trust. Consumers want to know that the industry standards are being followed on servers and network systems. Higher consumer trust due to compliance can lead to increased sales especially if competitors are having trouble implementing the standards.
Limit Liability and Avoid Fines
A number of financial issues can occur if systems are not compliant with the PCI-DSS. Businesses not following the standard could be found liable for damages after a breach. These types of lawsuits could cost a company a significant amount of money. The actual industry levies heavy fines against non-compliant businesses. A hosting company that maintains full PCI compliance can help your business to avoid fines and to limit liability of an event does occur.
Prevent Catastrophic Breaches
It is important to choose hosting services that are compliant with the PCI-DSS in order to prevent catastrophic data breaches. A single large data breach can destroy a company in the public eye for years or decades to come. Businesses might never recover if it is revealed there was not enough security. Services that comply with the PCI-DSS provide reliable protection against data breaches.
Since the HIPAA privacy rule is so strictly enforced by the Office for Civil Rights, it is crucial that companies continually monitor their HIPAA Compliance to avoid any infractions. Maintaining privacy over health records is essential for businesses, and working with Volico hosting service, business owners can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that their hosting services provider will help fill the gaps in making sure they stay in compliance.
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and serves as the standard to which employers and medical offices must follow in the effort to protect sensitive patient data. Businesses that deal with public health information (PHI)need to apply, monitor and enforce all security measures that work toward protecting patient records. Whether dealing with physical records or network data, it is critical to ensure that there is no compromise or breach involved with this data.
By hiring hosting services like the service that Volico hosting service provides, business owners can rest assured that their hosting provider has their best interests in mind simply as a matter of their daily course of business.
Empowering patients by giving them more control over who views their personal patient data, HIPAA is a tool that works to protect everyone who ever visits a doctor. The services available from Volico helps to preserve this important power for patients everywhere, as their HIPAA compliant colocation provides access to uninterruptible power, so there is no potential for loss of data. Located at a central location, providing a great deal of backup, clients can feel safe knowing that the infrastructure at one of these colocation spots provides a safe and solid infrastructure that also offers a high degree of availability to PHI when necessary. Featuring firewall and IDS/IPS protection, clients will appreciate how secure various data applications are when they lie behind those safeguards.
All of this means that companies can stay in HIPAA Compliance while also allowing for PHI and access to records when it is essential for various entities to do so, such as during a medical emergency for the patient, covering compliance needs on both fronts.
Whether you are looking for HIPAA Compliant Solutions, PCI Compliance, SSAE 16 (SOC 1) TYPE II (Formerly SAS 70), Volico has the best solution for you.
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