What is ISO 27001 compliance?

Posted on August 21, 2018 by

First introduced in 2005, the ISO family of standards for managing information security has received more attention lately in the wake of increasing data breaches and security lapses. However, they’re still not as popular as HITRUST or SOC 2 audits, so in this post, we’ll specifically discuss ISO 27001, who it affects and what compliance means for your organization. What is ISO 27001? ISO 27001 is a compliance regulation such as PCI or HIPAA. There are about a dozen standards within …

When you think of a security threat, what comes to mind? A ransomware attack? A thief drilling into your vault and stealing your money? An unpatched vulnerability that could expose sensitive data? While all of these threats represent external forces, it’s just as important to remember your internal threats, too. In this post, we’ll discuss a few ways you can stay on top of insider threats to your organization’s data and reputation and take appropriate steps to protect your employees–not …

As we look ahead to 2019 and that all-important “year of the future” 2020, what’s ahead for cloud computing? What should organizations be on the lookout for? Cloud goes all in Sooner or later, the bandaid of moving systems over piecemeal has to come off. Whenever possible, organizations are moving away from the lift-and-shift strategy and looking to refactor or rebuild entirely, according to Gartner. More than half of enterprises already using cloud now will have an “all-in” cloud strategy …

When we talk about disaster recovery, everyone says they want high resiliency. It’s definitely a trendy buzzword. But what does that mean exactly? What is high resilience? Well, the simplest definition would be “it never goes down.” But there’s a lot more to it than that, and as we’ll explore in this post, you may discover that high resiliency doesn’t necessarily mean “it never goes down.” According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, resilience means: a : capable of withstanding shock without …

Note: This is a guest blog post by Kurt Schaldenbrand, Online Tech’s Product Design Manager. You’ve made the choice to modernize your IT infrastructure and migrate from your legacy systems to a new, more optimal environment. Now what? How do you move your mission-critical applications without losing information or disrupting day-to-day operations while the process completes? Who will create and manage the overall migration plan? Who will monitor the migration and respond to issues as they come up? When it’s …

Now that we’ve had half a year to process the Spectre and Meltdown flaws released in January, what’s been done about it? Are we now “safe” or are there other CPU flaws out there that we just don’t know about? Unfortunately, there’s always the risk of as-yet unknown vulnerabilities that could be exploited for malicious purposes. But in the meantime, security researchers and other organizations are working hard on fixes to make the Internet (and in this case, computer architecture itself) …

If you’re in Indianapolis on July 10, be sure to stop by the VMUG (VMware User Group) conference! What is the VMUG conference about?  VMUG usercons are created by VMWare uses specifically for VMWare users, which presents a great opportunity to meet with experts and peers in the area. During the conference, you can expect to: Connect with hundreds of VMware users in your area Attend educational sessions on the latest industry trends and topics Get an inside look at …

We’re very excited to announce that each of our five data centers as well as our headquarters are officially certified as ISO 27001 compliant! We received the good news from our auditors this month. The entire process took about four months–much faster than we or our auditors expected. What is ISO 27001 What’s so special about this? What is ISO 27001, anyway? Well, ISO 27001 is one in a set of standards that specifically outlines the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining …

Machine Learning has become more ingrained into our everyday lives, from smart assistants to detecting credit card fraud. In this post, we’ll talk about what machine learning is and some specific announcements related to Microsoft’s Azure Machine Learning tools. Back to basics Let’s start with what machine learning is. Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI), where computers take data and “teach” themselves through algorithms and statistical analysis to be more accurate in their analysis of that data and …

Are you ready for GDPR?

Posted on May 23, 2018 by

You’ve probably seen the “privacy change notices” flooding your email lately as a result of GDPR, and your team is probably getting your own organization’s emails ready to go out if they haven’t already. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect this Friday, May 25, but according to a survey by ISACA, a group focused on IT governance, only 29 percent of companies will be fully compliant by then. Are you one of them? If not, here’s what you …

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