Category Archives: Compliance

5 Ways Outsourcing IT Compliance Management to a Managed Service Provider Makes Your Life Easier 

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Compliance can prove to be a stressful task for many companies, especially if you own or operate a smaller business. Between staying on top of regulation changes and ensuring all your systems are up to snuff, it can be tough to keep everything straight.  The cost of non-compliance has risen nearly 50% in the last […]

Which Government Compliance Standards Apply to My Business? 

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Each business is different, and because of that, there are certain mandates and standards that they must meet, depending on the industry they provide services to. Here, we’ll go over some of the compliance standards regulated by different government agencies, as well as how Envision Consulting can help you maintain compliance within your business. What […]

What Should Business Owners Know About Cloud Compliance?

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With as many regulation and compliance standards as there are today, it can sometimes be difficult and time consuming to stay on top of it all. As a business owner, you may be wondering how to implement new cloud technologies while ensuring compliance in your cloud-based solutions. Staying compliant with applicable government and industry regulations […]

How Your Digital Transformation Strategy and Compliance Journey Go Hand in Hand

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As companies all across the globe implement new technologies into their business operations and foundations, the need for understanding and adhering to compliance standards also increases.  Unfortunately, many business owners are under the impression that their own digital transformation strategy is somehow unrelated or even dragged down by necessary compliance regulations. This is untrue. Digital […]

HIPAA Compliance Checklist: A Simple Guide to Successful Data Security

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Data breaches can be incredibly costly for businesses, both in terms of money lost and the damage to a company’s reputation. In order to protect your business from costly data breaches, ensure that you’ve implemented adequate security measures and are compliant with HIPAA regulations.  A HIPAA compliance checklist can give you assurance that your business […]

What is the Difference Between Compliance and Risk Management?

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Non-compliance and a lack of risk management planning can be very problematic for any company. Non-compliance can lead to hefty fines and severe penalties in some cases, while a lack of risk management can lead to organizational chaos in the event of a cyberattack. In 2015 alone, penalties for compliance violations cost businesses about $60 […]

CMMC vs NIST 800 171, What’s the Difference? 

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Businesses have a lot to worry about these days, and compliance with government regulations is one of those concerns. Two important compliance frameworks are NIST 800 171 and CMMC. But what’s the difference between them? And which one should your business be following?  In this blog post, we’ll answer those questions and help you decide […]

How To Implement 2022 NIST Password Updates into Your Policy

2022 NIST Password Updates

With the increasing number of cyberattacks, it is more important than ever to have up-to-date password policies in place for your business. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released new guidelines for passwords, and we are here to help you implement them into your existing policy. In this blog post, we will […]

Is Your IT Compliant? 4 Common Mistakes

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A business needs a proper and monitored IT system in order to thrive. Once a system is installed, all systems need to comply with governance and data standards, including security. Here’s the lowdown on four common mistakes and why you need to be aware of your system’s IT compliance. IT Compliance Mistake 1: Not Updating […]

The NIST Cybersecurity Principles That All SMBs Should Follow

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Cybersecurity has become one of business’s hottest topics, with many high-profile data leaks across our nation prompting companies to increase their security resources. Even companies like Facebook and Google are continually showing up in courtrooms and trying to find ways to eliminate increasingly sophisticated threats.  On a smaller scale, cybersecurity threats are higher than ever […]