Staying On the Right Side of Cyber Security Protection

October 7, 2014
Hector Hernandez

Cyber security is not a new issue-that much ought to be clear to anyone working in any industry even remotely connected to technology. From healthcare all the way to retail, companies are continuing to look for ways to stay secure in the face of an increasing number of security threats.

The issue is even more serious, however, for industries like healthcare and financial services where regulations abound and the risk of data breaches is high. So how does a company governed by multiple regulators comply with privacy demands and protection against cyber attacks?

That question was recently posed to Richard L. Green, Partner at McCarter & English, a global law firm that provides legal and business counsel to Global 2000 corporations, Wall Street banks and emerging companies in information technology and data security and privacy matters. In an interview with The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, Green elaborated on cyber security and risk mitigation in industries where regulations are prevalent. As Green notes, “we see so many companies chasing the news rather than executing on a defined security strategy on a daily basis.” The basics of a defined security strategy should include using only high-quality data centers to store data, keeping only the data you actually need for as long as you need it, and encrypting as much data at rest and in-transit as you can.

For Green, a high-quality data center must do a few things:

  • Meet common compliance standards, like SOC 2
  • Have policies in place that don’t make customers negotiate for weeks to get a contractual commitment that they’ll continue to meet those standards and disclose audit results

Although this isn’t the whole solution for a security strategy—Green figures that all of the steps above should get you about 75% of the way there—there’s no doubt that this sort of attention to a high-quality data center is essential for companies who want to keep their data secure while also complying with local and national regulations surrounding sensitive data.

And that’s where we come in, our entire portfolio of data centers meet both SOC 2 and SOC 3 compliance standards, and Telx undergoes (and completes) audits each year to ensure that we remain compliant. Additionally, our Clifton Data Center Campus (NJR2 & NJR3) is fully PCI certified, and what’s more, all of our data centers are fully HIPAA compliant, as well.

But we don't just meet these standards. As Green recommends, we're transparent about our standards for compliance, and disclose the results of our yearly audits so that your business can remain certain we're meeting standards to help your data stay safe. There's no wondering whether you're working with a compliant data center-we make all of that immediately clear up-front.

When developing a defined security strategy, it’s essential that you partner with a data center services provider that is trusted and high-quality like Telx. If you’d like to learn more about working with us, you can see our compliance page here, or reach out to us via the contact page of our site, by Facebook, or by Twitter.

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