Protecting Your data and
the data of your clients


In the world of computing, there is nothing quite as valuable as data. For legitimate businesses data provides the backbone for services provided for clients. For hackers data provides an equally valuable resource for manipulation, extortion, and profit. First Service Carolina has been protecting data from intrusion for nearly thirty years, and we are up to date on compliance specific parameters for your data. In the event of an audit or intrusion we can ensure that your network and protocols are up to standard.

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Hardware

Being up to date for compliance regulations starts with a robust hardware portfolio. Next-Generation Firewalls are the cutting edge of security hardware, packing both traditional features and innovative technologies. Equally important for businesses that are required to keep records for years on end is a backup solution. The ability to store records without sacrificing space on a server can be hugely beneficial.

Software

There are many software solutions that fit the parameters of different compliance needs. Most of these are built into hardware (such as Intrusion Prevention and VPN services), but some stand alone. Be confident in your security with recommendations from First Service Carolina.


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rules and regulations vary from business to business, and from sector to sector.

HIPAA


In 1996 the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was tasked by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to regulate and protect the privacy of healthcare information. The HHS published two rules known commonly as the HIPAA Privacy and HIPAA Security rules. HIPAA Security (real name: Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information) pertains to specific health information that is in an electronic form, whether held or transmitted. In order to comply with HIPAA Security certain technical and non-technical safeguards must be put in place by “covered entities” (the people that have the data). First Service Carolina can help your practice upgrade and maintain your HIPAA compliant network.

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Sarbanes-Oxley


In reaction to scandals from Enron, WorldCom, and other corporate entities the US House and Senate enacted a bill known as The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The bill (known interchangeably as Sarbanes-Oxley, Sarbox, or SOX) set precedents and requirements for any U.S. based public accounting and management firm, as well as public company boards. Each one of the bill’s eleven sections describes the responsibilities and requirements of any company’s Board of Directors. These requirements include specific regulations for the information technology of these companies. Likewise certain sections outline criminal penalties for misconduct, and forced regulation and compliance through the Securities and Exchange Commission. Be confident in the event of an information technology audit with a network configured to Sarbox standards and installed by the professionals at First Service.

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Dodd-Frank


After the financial crisis of 2007-08 the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (also known as Dodd-Frank) was passed by the House and Senate and was signed into law by President Obama. Dodd-Frank was the most substantial change to American financial regulation since New Deal regulations after the Great Depression. It affected both federal regulatory agencies and public financial services. If your network is under Dodd-Frank regulations have a First Service Engineer assess whether or not your business is in compliance with regulation.

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PCI Security


Launched in September of 2006 the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) affected every company that transmits, processes, accepts, or stores credit card information. The PCI framework, created by the majorly accepted card brands (Discover, AmEx, Visa, MasterCard and JCB), compels affected companies to follow a number of protocols for maintaining a secure network with regard to credit card information. The payment brands are responsible for enforcing compliance, as opposed to the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), and are capable of charging fines to non-compliant entities. Make sure that your network is up to snuff with an assessment from the engineers at First Service Carolina.

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Protect the data, protect the client, protect yourself


First Service has been protecting networks and data for nearly 30 years. Our Engineers have built networks for corporations, retail stores, firms, and practices. Whatever your storage needs, and whatever compliance regulations your field requires, the professionals at First Service can build a network infrastructure tailored to your needs. We have a simple, three-step process to get you up and running.

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The first step in building a network is an assessment.
The engineers at First Service will come to your facility and look at the equipment you have, and assess what protocols you need in place.


  • Assess
  • Assemble
  • Build

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After the initial assessment First Service will assemble a network tailored to your technological needs. We will provide you with a quote detailing all of the hardware and software needs to get your business compliant.


  • Assess
  • Assemble
  • Build

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After working out the details and getting approval the team at First Service will build your network. We ensure that everything is up to standard, and compliant with the regulations for your sector.


  • Assess
  • Assemble
  • Build