Strategic Regulatory Expertise
Sirius provides risk assessment and business IT compliance Phoenix organizations need. On your own, it’s difficult and time-consuming to put together all the information needed to prepare for an audit. Luckily, our technicians have the necessary expertise to adhere to HIPAA, PCI and CMMC regulations. As such, we are able to implement the knowledge and know-how to obtain complete compliance. Businesses across all industries can maintain a secure and compliant network infrastructure with our solutions in place.
Additionally, we utilize all the tools necessary to make sure all systems are protected from both known and unknown threats. Through structured reports and guidelines, customers get a clear sense of what is needed to meet certification requirements. By creating custom-built procedures, each client is able to meet their own industry’s regulatory compliance standards.
PCI & HIPAA Compliance
Any business today that accepts credit cards or stores customer information needs to adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). What does this mean exactly? It means that any organization that accepts, transmits, or stores the private information of cardholders is compliant with various security measures to ensure that the information is kept safe and private. HIPAA takes PCI even a step further, specifically for the healthcare industry.
A large wave of Protected Health Information (PHI) breaches has been plaguing healthcare organizations in recent months. Hackers see medical records as easy targets. Not to mention that many organizations in the medical field are running on outdated systems. As such, it has become a major vulnerability easily exploitable by bad actors. Therefore, for healthcare businesses, protection needs to be a major focus to ensure effective operations. Medical facilities today need to adhere to what are called HIPAA regulations. It is the federal law created to require standards in order to protect sensitive patient health information. HIPAA regulations are heavily enforced. Any organization that creates, collects, handles, or transmits PHI is required to comply with these strict standards.
In response to the growing concerns surrounding online threats, the Department of Defense (DoD) is migrating to a new security framework – Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). This new framework will be completely phased in by 2025, but there are already implications for businesses bidding on contracts in the government defense space. The CMMC will encompass multiple maturity levels that range from ‘Basic Cybersecurity Hygiene’ to ‘Advanced.’
In order to assess and enhance the cybersecurity posture of the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), CMMC is intended to serve as a verification mechanism to ensure appropriate levels of controls and processes are adequately in place to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) that resides on the Department’s industry partners’ networks. So if your organization does business with the DoD and you want to bid on or renew a DoD contract, you may need to be CMMC-certified. Get in touch with our specialists today to see what it’s all about!