Pass your compliance assessment with ease by enlisting Virtual-Q as your cybersecurity guide.
Many businesses get to define what cybersecurity means to them and choose the internal controls they want to follow. However, if you work in an industry that processes and stores confidential files, information security isn’t just an expectation, it’s a requirement with defined rules. If you’re struggling to implement these rules and achieve compliance, it’s time to get outside help from Virtual-Q, a Houston-based MSP.
IT security compliance is the process of adding specified security measures to your network to meet regulatory requirements. Governing agencies create these regulatory compliance guidelines to ensure companies uphold the same security standards across the board. The end goal of most compliance regulations is to protect third parties that can’t control how you store their sensitive data.
The industries that store more private data than others are the ones that must typically comply with outside security standards. For example, software as a service (SaaS) companies, financial institutions, and medical providers store customer data in large quantities. If a cybercriminal leaks that customer information during a data breach, it could lead to serious repercussions for those affected. As a result, these businesses have to uphold strict cybersecurity measures to protect their customers.
One of the most common regulatory compliance standards is the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 requirement. This standard, created by the American Institute of CPAs, doesn’t apply to any particular industry. However, many companies need to achieve SOC 2 compliance to secure contracts with clients.
SOC 2 compliance looks different for every business. Instead of imposing overarching rules, this standard allows you to choose your own controls, as long as they align with five principles: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
Virtual-Q performs compliance risk assessments to determine the controls your network needs to align with SOC 2. We then apply customized security measures to ensure you pass your SOC 2 examination.
There are several other compliance requirements Virtual-Q can help you achieve, including:
- HIPAA: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act includes a security standard that all healthcare organizations must follow. Our team can help you implement protection that matches HIPAA rules.
- GLBA: Financial organizations must comply with the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, which requires companies to safeguard client data. To be compliant, you need to write a security plan and put it into action. The Virtual-Q team can assist you in developing your plan and ramp up your security practices.
- FISMA: According to the Federal Information Security Management Act, federal agencies and their contractors have to follow strict data confidentiality practices. Our team can help you carry out the security controls outlined in this act.
You don’t have to overhaul your network alone. Get help from the compliance experts at Virtual-Q and pass your compliance assessment with flying colors.
Every company’s compliance journey looks different, which is why we create a personalized compliance plan for each of our clients. These are the compliance services we offer:
Before you take your compliance assessment and receive your audit report, you have to put the right security measures in place. Our team can help you determine which standards you need to meet. Then, we identify the controls you currently have and add the ones you still need to pass your test.
If you fail your compliance test or experience a cybersecurity disaster that forces you to start from scratch, Virtual-Q is here to restore your security controls. We assess your system to see what went wrong before developing and implementing a compliance remediation plan.
At Virtual-Q, our goal is to improve your business with our Q line of technology no matter what industry or location you’re in. We’re based in Houston, but serve the entire U.S. We created virtual IT solutions that work better than physical desktops and easily comply with even the strictest security compliance standards. Our secure remote desktops display a virtual recreation of your data, which is stored safely on our servers. We manage your data across our cloud data centers and immediately respond if we notice a security threat.
If you’re having compliance issues with your current IT infrastructure, it’s time to switch to the Q. Get in touch with us today to learn more about Q Fabric, Q Security, and Q Desktop.
Get your IT security compliance strategy right the first time with help from our team. Contact us today to learn more about our compliance services.