FERPA compliance

Securing PII Under FERPA

With a vast amount of personal and private data available on networks throughout the world, it’s easy to understand just how necessary and important securing PII (personally identifiable information) is today. Let’s look at student records and the FERPA-compliant world of higher education, for example. A student’s entire education file, filled with academic performance data and…

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PCI DSS Requirements 3 and 4

Questions about PCI DSS Requirements 3 and 4? You’ve come to the right place. As you may know, AISN is a PCI compliant cloud hosting provider. Previously, we addressed questions about PCI DSS Requirements 1 and 2. Today, we’re reprinting highlights from an exclusive online interview sponsored by our valued partner, KirkpatrickPrice. In this interview,…

call monitoring compliance

Call Monitoring Compliance

It’s important to analyze and fully understand the areas of risk as the CFPB continues to closely supervise the collections environment and call monitoring compliance. One of the biggest risks to a collection agency is communication with consumers, making the monitoring of calls a very telling practice.  An effective call monitoring program is a critical…

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…

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Note About Our Virginia eGov Contract Vehicles

AISN is your One-Stop-Shop for eGov services, so I thought I’d post a brief note about our Virginia eGov contract vehicles. Our team currently supports about two dozen agencies within the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a SWaM-certified Small Business, we can help your agency meet its SWaM targets, while building, hosting, and maintaining your application, portal,…