Do You Need An IT Services Partner That’s Fully Compliant With All Major Regulations?

True North is committed to maintaining a strong security and backup system that allows us to comply fully with the strictest regulation requirements. Being compliant is easy when you work with us.

True North is:

  • Fully compliant with all of HIPAA, PCI, SSAE, and SOX’s requirements
  • Able to leverage our expertise in maintaining compliance
  • Committed to making your compliance goals easier
  • Able to match the best security industry standards

Depending on your industry, you may be subject to regulatory compliance regarding the protection and safeguarding of the data you use and collect. While industrial and governmental regulations such as HIPAA, PCI, SSAE, and SOX can be costly and time consuming for IT departments and CIOs to meet, the cost of non-compliance can be steep.

True North’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and cloud computing offerings give you the luxury of having a secure platform for your network infrastructure while adhering to full data security compliance regulations. Whether it’s HIPAA for your health records, PCI DSS for payment card transactions, SOX for your financial records, or SSAE for your customer’s financial information, we have the compliance levels you need in place for true peace of mind.

Why You Need Data Security Compliance

Not being compliant with relevant regulations isn’t an option. Keeping your information confidential is your organization’s responsibility, as it can leave you open to significant penalties and liabilities in the event of unauthorized access.

Today’s wide-ranging use of cloud computing technology presents a host of challenges to the end-user. With so many providers to choose from, ensuring you partner with a technology company that has a commitment to security is essential to protecting the integrity of your data.

Non-compliance penalties for many regulations can range in the millions of dollars, or even jail time. Given the penalties involved, it’s clear the cost of non-compliance far outweighs the cost of compliance. However, for many organizations, becoming compliant is still a significant expenditure.

Reducing The Costs of Acquiring Data Security Compliance

The amount of regulatory compliance you need will depend on the size of your organization, your market, and how you handle payments. There can be substantial costs of becoming compliant from both a financial standpoint and a time commitment perspective. Some of the financial costs that go into obtaining compliance include:

  • Risk assessment audits
  • Professional expenses including legal and IT consultations
  • Costs to acquire ongoing compliance management tools

In addition, there are significant hurdles that come with the regulatory process. Many companies lack the resources to properly pursue compliance and, as a result, have to hire additional staff to complete the task.

True North’s Commitment To IT Security Compliance

With True North’s cloud-based services, you’ll not only have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your data is completely protected, but also the knowledge that we’re fully compliant with major security regulations.

What does that mean for you? By partnering with us, you’ll save the time and money associated with pursuing your own data security compliance solutions for an onsite network. No headaches, no extra fees, just dependable compliance coverage when you need it.

Our data security compliances include:

For healthcare professionals, having HIPAA-compliant data services is required by law. In addition to meeting or exceeding these standards in our cloud computing services, True North’s extensive expertise in healthcare IT consulting allows us to provide training and documentation in order to guide you and your staff toward following HIPAA procedures.

Not only will your EMR be stored according to HIPAA regulations, you’ll also have access to our constant proactive monitoring, application consulting and full EMR integration into your healthcare network that will position you to provide outstanding health services.

Any business accepting payment cards is required to adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and True North is fully compliant with these regulations. Our cloud services are designed with the utmost in security in mind, letting you rest easy knowing that your financial transactions are in good hands.

By taking advantage of our VMware virtualization infrastructure, you’ll benefit from industry leading security that comes built into the system. VMware incorporates strong protocols designed to mitigate security risks resulting in one of the safest networking solutions available.

Any organization that provides a service, especially to another organization’s customers (e.g. help desk services) are required to fully comply with the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements 16 (SSAE 16). True North meets and exceeds these requirements for all IT-related areas.

By using our solutions, you’ll benefit from not only industry-leading security options, but also the expertise we’ve developed maintaining and improving our security measures as they relate to SSAE.

Every organization that reports their financial records must comply with the Sarbanes–Oxley Act’s (SOX) requirements. By leveraging our expertise alongside our state-of-the-art security solutions, True North more than meets SOX’s criteria.

As you work with True North, you’ll gain peace of mind that you’re compliant with Sections 302 and 404 of SOX.

In addition to meeting these data security standards, True North employs strict physical security protocols in our data centers. These include:

  • Full physical security measures consisting of keycard and biometric access restriction
  • Visual surveillance with 24/7 on-duty military trained guards
  • Combination lock cabinet enclosures for all of our servers

True North is proud to provide state of the art cloud computing solutions that meet or exceed major industrial and government regulations. Our cloud security and compliance achievements position us to provide you with a safe environment for all of your sensitive data.

Contact us to learn how our data security solutions can help your business or healthcare practice grow.

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