HOSTING, a leader in cloud computing and database services since 1997, has achieved an extraordinary status in its industry by completing a series of five data security examinations, including the Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1 and 2, HITRUST for healthcare, Payment Card Industry (PCI) standard of compliance, and penetration testing.
The rigorous third-party examinations that led to compliance with the demanding series of data security standards was administered by the professional IT compliance and audit staff at 360 Advanced, a national HITRUST CSF, Qualified Security Assessor and Certified Public Accountant firm based in St. Petersburg, FL.
“It is essential that HOSTING exceed the data security standards required by our clients, regulatory bodies and the industry itself,” said Chris Riley, Chief Information security Officer at HOSTING. “Acting as an extension our clients’ business, it is absolutely imperative that we align those three critical elements to do what it takes to achieve and maintain unconditional, impenetrable data security.”
Riley explained that because HOSTING offers Data Security as a Service for its clients, the firm must understand implementation on a variety of frameworks, and be aware of the levels of effort required to build an IT/data security model that is sustainable. “We take steps to make certain that data security is carried through the entire life cycle of the business,” Riley said.
Michael Lerro, Compliance Manager at HOSTING, said the security compliance achievements are industry standards today, and are not optional. In fact, HOSTING now is working toward achieving the tough new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, in addition to driving toward ISO 27001 and ISO 27018.
With more than 30,000 customers, HOSTING is among the top 10 cloud providers in the nation. HOSTING delivers secure, compliant, always-on cloud solutions that empower companies to increase their revenues, reduce their expenses and manage their risk. Headquartered in Denver, HOSTING owns and operates six geographically-dispersed data centers under an ITIL-based control environment validated for compliance against HIPAA, PCI DSS and SOC (formerly SAS 70) frameworks. For more information, please visit HOSTING.