Tag: Compliance

Ask an MSP Expert: What are some common HIPAA missteps and how can my MSP avoid them?

Ask an MSP Expert: What are some common HIPAA missteps and how can my MSP avoid them?

Q: My MSP partners with clients that frequently work with sensitive medical data that falls under HIPAA protections. How can my MSP ensure that this data remains protected and that our clients are not subjected to penalties from HIPAA? Despite...

/ March 10, 2020
Compliance mandates provide a boon to MSPs

Compliance mandates provide a boon to MSPs

Most business executives are not especially fond of regulations. However, it turns out the need to comply with a myriad of regulations has been something of a boon to managed service providers (MSPs). A survey of 50 MSPs conducted by...

/ February 12, 2020
Why being secure is not the same as being compliant

Why being secure is not the same as being compliant

While speaking with managed service providers (MSPs) on whether or not they are offering security to their SMB customers, I often end up in a conversation dealing with compliance. The subject of compliance is often at the forefront of partners...

/ January 16, 2020
Long road to achieving GDPR compliance still lies ahead

Long road to achieving GDPR compliance still lies ahead

A survey of 1,263 IT professionals conducted by the Ponemon Institute, on behalf of the law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP, suggests that even some of the best laid plans to comply with the General Data Protection Rule (GDPR)...

/ September 17, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: Do I need to offer an additional backup service with Office 365?

Ask an MSP Expert: Do I need to offer an additional backup service with Office 365?

Q: More of my customers are moving towards Office 365, and they believe everything is being backed up. Is this true, or should my MSP create additional backups of Office 365 data? In terms of email and data services, Office...

/ April 8, 2019 / 1 Comment
HIPAA compliance
MSPs and HIPAA: Navigating the law’s nuances to maximize your value to healthcare organizations

MSPs and HIPAA: Navigating the law’s nuances to maximize your value to healthcare organizations

When it comes to the highly complex procedures performed every day in the healthcare field, knowledge and diligence are crucial to positive outcomes. This is just as true in the operating room as it is for healthcare organizations that must...

/ April 2, 2018 / 1 Comment
GDPR countdown
Demand for external GDPR expertise needs more time to build

Demand for external GDPR expertise needs more time to build

As the deadline grows closer for complying with the General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) being put into effect May 25, 2018, by the European Union, there’s a marked difference in attitudes between IT organizations in Europe and in the U.S. concerning the...

/ July 6, 2017
GDPR
You, your customers, and GDPR

You, your customers, and GDPR

With less than 12 months to go until GDPR is enforceable, it is time to start looking at your customers, which services they subscribe to, and where you can help plug the gaps. Begin speaking with your direct contacts within...

/ June 8, 2017
gdpr compliance
Majority of companies already falling behind on GDPR compliance

Majority of companies already falling behind on GDPR compliance

There are a little less than 260 working days between now and when the European Union is expected to implement a General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) that among other things fines companies up to 20 million euros or 4 percent...

/ May 25, 2017
GDPR compliance
The countdown to GDPR begins… 12 months to go

The countdown to GDPR begins… 12 months to go

No doubt you’ve heard the term ‘GDPR’ or GDPR compliance by now and however much you currently know about it, it is going to have an impact on your business and your customers’ businesses. In May next year, GDPR becomes...

/ May 25, 2017