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Debt Collection and Audits for Collection Agencies

Debt Collection and Audits for Collection Agencies Debt collection agencies with sensitive data need to be familiar with how PCI, FISMA, SSAE 16/SOC 1 and SOC 2 apply to them. If you’re performing collections, you’re no stranger to regulatory compliance and the proactive supervision of government agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer…

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Strategies for Mitigating Cyber Intrusions

Strategies for Mitigating Cyber Intrusions Cyber intrusions worrying you? Looking for some basic strategies that your IT team can use to mitigate cyber intrusions? Here are four tips, courtesy of the Australian government. As part of its mission, the Australian Signals Directorate, an Australian government intelligence agency, provides advice and assistance on information and communications…

Azure Storage Bridges the Gap

Azure Storage Bridges the Gap Between Your Budget and Your Needs Azure Storage is a common interest for those exploring the benefits of Azure Managed Services, so let’s look further. Cloud backup and recovery options, such as those running on Microsoft Azure’s cloud platform, can help bridge the gap between your budget and your needs.…

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Cost of Downtime

Cost of Downtime Ever calculate the cost of downtime? A major new survey by Veeam Software did, and the results reveal that there’s far more to system downtime than the bracing hard costs. In its fifth annual “Availability Report,” Veeam interviewed 1,140 senior IT staff in 24 countries, including 150 U.S. folks.  All of the…

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When Hackers Strike

When Hackers Strike “The battle against terrorism is not only a military battle, but primarily a battle of information” -Ahmed Chalabi   In today’s globalized and cyber-connected world, hackers are a real and present danger. The threat of “bad guys” extends to the Internet and the security of your life and personal information. Throughout history,…

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Creating a Compliance Culture

Wondering how to create a positive compliance culture within your company?  We’re here to help companies make managing compliance, well, manageable. We’ve defined the role and responsibilities of the Chief Compliance Officer. We’ve helped delineate what a Compliance Management System (CMS) is all about. We are now here to share the next best kept industry…