By JASON YAEGER Online Tech Director of Product Management, Risk Management Officer and Security Officer The cost of data loss can be staggering. A study at the University of Texas tells us that 43 percent of companies that experience a catastrophic data loss never reopen, and that another 51 percent close the doors within 10 years. For small- and medium-sized businesses, the cost is even more staggering: 70 percent of companies with fewer than 100 employees that experience a catastrophic …

Co-CEO Yan Ness has a saying that Online Tech is “in the business of helping our clients sleep at night.” Primarily, he’s speaking of organizations not losing sleep worrying about compliance and data security. But at the C-suite level, more and more, protecting data privacy also means protecting careers. On Monday, Target president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel resigned after 35 years with the company. According to a statement from the company’s board of directors, Steinhafel “held himself personally accountable” for …

Our online guides to information security (infosec) and compliance are scattered across our website and blog, but here’s a roundup of our best and most relevant resources that relate to this year’s Detroit SecureWorld security and compliance sessions, tomorrow and Thursday. Online Tech’s Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello will be speaking on a panel discussion tomorrow, October 16, about network security: Industry Expert Panel: Network Security Room: Suite 3 Time: 1:15pm – 2:15pm Description: Network Security is defined as, “the …

Although SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards) has been dead for quite some time now, we’ve found that those lagging in the health IT industry may still be confused about why SAS 70 is no longer the audit to look for when it comes to ensuring security with a cloud hosting provider. In fact, false information about SAS 70 as a qualifier for cloud computing security supporting the healthcare industry is still an issue. Some suggest that SAS 70 is …

Google Analytics is your best friend at year’s end to find the top trending topics of your blog or website – so I thought I’d share a bit of the gold with everyone to help guide them through next year. Ease your data center audit and cloud computing concerns (they can be harrowing, I know) and learn a thing or two from our expertly written and researched articles receiving top hits in 2012: SAS 70, SSAE 16, SOC 2 and …

Online Tech Radio Show on SOC 2 & Compliance

Posted on September 13, 2012 by

April Sage, Director of Healthcare Vertical and Marketing discussed recent developments in the risk assurance industry on Risk Assurance Talk Radio with Jon Long, Audit Senior Manager at CompliancePoint. Speaking from the perspective of the first data center operator to achieve a SOC 2 report, April discusses Online Tech’s dedication to audits and the many different types of compliance in order to better serve diverse industry security needs. Listen to a recording of the radio talk show here: Listen to …

Online Tech is attending the Michigan Association of CPAs (MACPA) event Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28. The Management Information and Business Show is being held in Novi, Michigan at the Suburban Collection Showplace. This two-day conference brings together technology, accounting and auditing, and tax and financial planning professionals. Why is Online Tech exhibiting? Our SOX compliant hosting solutions, including SSAE 16 hosting, SOC 1 hosting, SOC 2 hosting and SOC 3 hosting feature our fully audited and compliant cloud computing, colocation, disaster recovery and managed servers. SOX compliance, or Sarbanes-Oxley, was established …

Online Tech will be attending the Management Information and Business Show two-day event hosted by the Michigan Association of CPAs (MACPA). Held on June 27-28 from 7:30-6 P.M. ET, the conference will be located at the Suburban Collection Showplace in in Novi, Michigan. As the largest accounting trade show in Michigan, this annual conference is a great networking opportunity for technology, accounting and auditing, and tax and financial planning professionals. Industry-specific breakout sessions include talks on the topics of: Accounting …

Last Chance: SSAE 16 & SOC Webinar

Posted on February 14, 2012 by

It’s your last chance to sign up for our free, informative webinar today at 2 P.M. ET with David Barton, Jon Long and Online Tech’s Risk Management & Security Officer Jason Yaeger for a discussion to help clarify data center audit standards and assessments. Register for our free webinar Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (today) from 2-3pm ET to discuss the differences between AICPA’s (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) SOC (Service Organization Controls) audits and reports, other types of audits, and the difference between …

Join Online Tech, David Barton and Jon Long for a discussion to help clarify data center audit standards and assessments. Register for our free webinar Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 2-3pm ET to discuss the differences between AICPA’s (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) SOC (Service Organization Controls) audits and reports, other types of audits, and the difference between point-in-time, period of time, self-assesments and independent assessments. Sign up Now! Find more information about SOC 2 Hosting, SSAE 16 Hosting and read about the differences …

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