Security Isn’t a Luxury – It’s Mandatory!
The UK has updated its guidance on how to best protect students (under the age of 18) who access the Internet at school locations by publishing the Keeping Children Safe in Education practices. The broad report addresses physical protection, policy and training, in addition to updated advice on network security and safe Internet access.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the 1995 Data Security Directive with a comprehensive set of modern data-security practices and disclosures, and includes massive fines for organizations that are not compliant. Any business that processes the personal data of EU citizens, regardless of worldwide location, is subject to GDPR requirements.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to all entities worldwide that store, process, and/or transmit cardholder data. In other words, if you are a merchant who accepts or processes payment cards, you must comply with the PCI DSS with defined policies, auditing, effective network security and system segmentation.
Title II of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions. It mandates technical safeguards for information systems housing Personal Health Information (PHI) so that they are protected from intrusion using such measures as access control, encryption, and network security technology.
“The PCI Auditor likes to see that we have a template through WatchGuard…WatchGuard’s centralized logging and reporting capabilities really help us stay on top of the network, and we also use the PCI reports they generate.”
Dan Mullikin, Network Administrator, Shari’s Restaurants
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