According to the U.S. department of Health & Human Services (HHS): The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.
MCGlobalTech provides strategic partnerships with organizational leadership to better align their technology and security solutions with regulatory requirements and industry standards. Our mission is to provide services that will protect your organization’s protected health information (PHI). We provide thought leadership, strategic level consulting services, and innovative security solutions to help business meet their regulatory requirements and healthcare industry standards. Our Flexible 4-Phased service model drives maturity in meeting HIPAA and other compliance requirements. We specialize in health industry standards and federal regulations, such as HIPPA, HITRUST and IEC 27799:2008 Health Informatics.
If your organization collects personal information such as customer names, addresses, phone numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, and income information, then you should be familiar with the Gramm Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act. The GLB requires companies defined under the law as “financial institutions” to ensure the security and confidentiality of this type of information. As part of its implementation of the GLB Act, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued the Safeguards Rule, which requires financial institutions under FTC jurisdiction to have measures in place to keep customer information secure. Financial institutions must develop, implement, and maintain, a comprehensive security program that addresses the GBLA and the Safeguard Rules.
Financial leaders realize that safeguarding customer information isn’t just the law, but it also makes good business sense. When customers see that your company cares about the security of their personal information, you increase their confidence in your company. This helps you to retain your customer base, gain new clients, and increase the public trust in your brand. The information security posture of your company can have a major financial impact on its bottom line and if not properly addressed, it can give other companies a competitive edge. However, most organizations do not have the required resources or time to properly address all federal regulations and requirements impacting financial institutions.
MCGlobalTech is poised to assist its clients with compliance to federal regulation impacting financial institutions. We have the skill set, expertise, and knowledge required to understand the complexities of federal regulations and industry standards such as GLBA, PCI-DSS, SOX, and COBIT 5 for Information Security. With our expertise and experience we can help you understand how federal regulations impacts your organization. We can also work with your organization’s security team to create, plan, implement, and maintain a comprehensive security program tailored to fit your company’s requirements. Our 4-Phase approach can bring real value to assisting your organization meet its information security requirements.
As manufacturing companies continue to embrace information technology for increased automation, integrated supply chains, networked communications and data exchanges, and other Internet-enabled benefits, the importance of a mature, business-focused enterprise information security and risk management program becomes more evident. Manufacturing companies are increasingly falling victim to cyber-attacks and need to update their security posture to address the increasing risk. To effectively address security; people, processes and technology must be considered.
Many technology systems in the manufacturing industry were built upon proprietary vendor technology and solution and focused on data access, functionality, and speed. However, security features to protect the data and insure credibility, integrity, and availability were not a priority. In the past, production systems, which were separated from the networks, allowed organizations to operate with confidence in their information security measures.
Over time, public computer systems based on PC technology, Windows/UNIX operating systems, Ethernet networks, and TCP-IP communication evolved and their capabilities increased. Now vendors often develop their solutions based on commercial off the shelf (COTS) systems to maximize potential market share and to provide familiar platforms to the end users. This has resulted in the influx of open technologies like Windows, IP and Ethernet in current production systems. This has led to even greater security information security challenges. Therefore, in recent years control systems have changed which require organizations and executives to respond quickly to address information security needs. Executives need to understand the business and security needs of the organization when making decisions. Executives will need to have timely and accurate information to make informed decisions regarding information security.
The MCGlobalTech Enterprise Information Security Management (EISM) Service addresses the need for a consistent and unified approach to the overall IT Security life cycle. The service was developed to minimize the time to value, that is, the time between recognition of manufacturing security needs and delivery of the information security services. Our framework also delivers a high-quality service and ensure good communication throughout a project. When working with IT operations and project teams, we should focus on three key objectives:
Understanding the business and operational needs of the service and create a solution that delivers these within the specified constraints.
Efficiently deploying the solution to users with as little disruption to the business as the service levels specify.
Operating the solution with excellence to deliver a service that the business trusts.