IT regulatory standards

IT Regulatory Standards Are an Alphabet Soup

IT Regulatory Standards Are an Alphabet Soup IT regulatory standards got you down? If you work in IT or IT compliance, you’ve probably heard of the “Alphabet Soup” of regulatory standards. Think SSAE 16, SOC 2, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA, ISO 27001, and others, of course. However, what do they all really mean?  Which one is right for me?…

PCI DSS requirements

PCI DSS Requirements 1 and 2

Questions about PCI DSS Requirements 1 and 2? You’ve come to the right place. As you may know, AISN is a PCI compliant cloud hosting provider. Today. we’re fortunate to reprint highlights from an exclusive online interview sponsored by our valued partner, KirkpatrickPrice. In this interview, KirkpatrickPrice Information Security Auditor Barry Williams responded to some…

lifes a breach

6 Steps of Incident Response

Data breaches and cyber attacks are things most businesses have learned to accept as a possibility. Breaches and hacks penetrate the headlines almost daily, and as technology continues to evolve, so do the ever-present threats associated with these types of risks. There are two sides to every breach: prevention and recovery. You’re most likely already taking…

HIPAA compliant

Top 5 Criteria for Evaulating HIPAA Compliant Cloud Providers

In honor of the annual conference for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), which is taking place in Chicago this week (#HIMSS15), AISN’s blog is going to take a look at critical factors in healthcare IT and hosting ePHI. For those of you who are not familiar with HIMSS, it’s the leading organization representing…

puzzle pieces coming together

Microsoft Cloud Platform Powered by AIS Network

The Microsoft Cloud Platform Delivers! The Microsoft Cloud Platform delivers, and AISN is excited to roll it out early in 2015. And, although we’ve built an entire suite of High Security Cloud Services on the Microsoft Cloud Platform, when it comes to our High Security Private Cloud, we love that the Microsoft Cloud Platform powered by AISN…

Secure Healthcare Data

Six Tips to Secure Healthcare Data, Ensure HIPAA Compliance

It’s one thing to suffer one data breach – there is room to recover. Will Anthem survive a second breach? Don’t let this happen to you. With the Anthem breach still on the forefront of everyone’s minds, as well as the upcoming supervision from the OCR and the new phase of HIPAA audits, we have put…

Common PCI Compliance Gaps

PCI DSS: 15 Common PCI Compliance Gaps

Common PCI compliance gaps?  You bet!  We can identify 15 of them. The need for enhanced security is becoming more and more obvious every day. As the security landscape changes, the threats to our sensitive data become more serious, and as a result, the controls that we put in place have become stronger. We see a…

Microsoft BizSpark

Microsoft BizSpark FAQs

AIS Network has participated in the Microsoft BizSpark program since it began about 5 years ago. We love our BizSpark friends, the program and everything that it represents. The program has supported more than 100,00 startups in more than 165 countries. So, why didn’t we designate a page for BizSpark? Well, when we redesigned our website…