Tag: compliant hosting

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 …

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 …

Note: This is a guest post by David Barton, of UHY Advisors, one of the largest professional services and accounting firms.  The AICPA has replaced the audit standard known as SSAE 16 with a new standard effective for report dates on or after May 1, 2017. This new standard, known as SSAE 18, is designed to address and clarify concerns over the clarity, length and complexity of the many other AICPA standards. Before we get into the details around the …

After Safe Harbor, the international data transfer law used by the U.S. and the European Union, was invalidated in October 2015, the Department of Commerce and the EU Commission worked to draft a new agreement that gave Europeans more rights about their personal information in the U.S. On July 12, the EU-US Privacy Shield law was passed. Why did this agreement come about in the first place? When the EU Court of Justice ruled Safe Harbor invalid, it had two …

It’s official! Our newest data center in Indianapolis is open for business. We’re very excited to bring secure, compliant, enterprise class cloud, colocation and offsite backup and disaster recovery to Indianapolis. It’s a great pleasure to have the opportunity to serve Indiana businesses and its IT community from the 44,000 square foot facility on Merrill Street, minutes from downtown, that officially opened today. So what makes Online Tech unique in the Indianapolis market? Just like at our four other Midwest …

Next week Online Tech is going to be doing a lot of traveling throughout the mighty Midwest. On November 13-14th we’ll be heading to the JW Marriot in Indianapolis for the Indiana Healthcare Symposium. It is sponsored by the Indiana chapter Healthcare Financial Management Association, Indiana chapter HIMSS, the Indiana Healthcare Executives Network, and Indiana Health Information Management Association (IHIMA). This event is going to cover a lot of ground in the healthcare community. There will be talks like “Sustaining a Financially …

Next Thursday, November 14th, Online Tech is headed down to the Buckeye State, to talk tech and innovation. Tech Tomorrow Columbus is presented by the Columbus Chamber, and will be held at the Ohio Union building at Ohio State University. The fun will kick off at 9am, with a morning keynote from the CEO and Co-Founder of the McChrystal group, David Silverman. He’ll be talking about the changing landscape for the modern enterprise, and ways a company’s leadership can either …

According to ZDNet.com, there are a few checklist items to look for when shopping for an IaaS (infrastructure as a service) provider, as they wrote about in Finding the Ideal IaaS Provider. I supplied some commentary on our perspective as a secure IaaS hosting provider. Knowledge of your industry The article states that it’s to your advantage if your IaaS provider can offer regulatory, security and other governance compliance requirements that your apps and data need to follow. For example, …

Online Tech is exhibiting secure and compliant hosting solutions at Detroit SecureWorld 2013, held yesterday and today. In case you missed it, here are some facts from the opening keynote from Dr. Larry Ponemon of the Traverse City-based research firm, The Ponemon Institute: Facts about IT Security Leaders Dr. Larry Ponemon Ponemon Institute: • Institute dedicated to advancing responsible info management practices. • Member of CASRO • Majority of active participants are privacy or InfoSec members 11 myths: Many larger sized companies do not …

SecureWorld Expo starts in Detroit tomorrow, and we’re all excited to see some of the brightest minds in IT security speak at this two-day event. Online Tech is particularly excited for Steven Aiello, our Senior Product Architect, to be speaking tomorrow. Steve will be on an industry expert panel with representatives from Fishnet Security, Radware, RSA, and Solutionary at 1:15PM. The topic of the panel is network security, and is looking to discuss both issues related to network security that …

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