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September 28, 2009  10:09 PM

PCI DSS Compliance for Service Providers | A Growing Trend



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, data centers, managed services, merchants, payment card industry data security standards, payment gatteways, PCI DSS, service providers

PCI DSS compliance for service providers is growing at quite an astonishing rate, to say the least. One of the biggest contributors is that of data centers, co-location facilities, and other types of organizations providing managed services. In short, they...

September 28, 2009  12:27 AM

SAS 70 Audits for Data Centers | Why the Trend will Continue



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, co-location, data centers, managed services, PCI DSS, SAS 70, type i, type ii audits

SAS 70 audits have quickly become a high priority for data centers, co-location entities and managed service providers as of late. And there are plenty of reasons why this trend will continue go grow. The number of organizations that have...


September 25, 2009  1:49 PM

HIPAA Compliance for Data Centers | The How and Why



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, co-location, data centers, health insurance portability and accountability act, HIPAA, managed services, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, PCI DSS, SAS 70

HIPAA compliance for data centers is fast becoming a hot topic in regulatory compliance. It first started with Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70), it is now moving onto the Payment Card Industry Data...


September 25, 2009  1:34 PM

PCI DSS for DATA CENTERS | It’s only going to become MORE of a Requirement



Posted by: Charles Denyer
co-locations, data centers, managed services, payment card industry data security standards, PCI DSS, qsa, qualified security assessor

I attended a recent compliance conference for data centers and the phrase that kept coming up was PCI DSS. That's right, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, simply known as PCI DSS to millions, is spreading like a virus...


May 13, 2009  7:44 PM

SAS 70 Audits for Data Centers | It’s a “SaaS”y Environment



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, colocation, Compliance, data centers, managed services, sas 70 and SaaS, Software as a Service, SOX

SAS 70 audits are being performed at a record pace these days on data centers, managed service providers and co-location entities. The big question is why? Well, there are many general answers that we all hear, such as "Oh, it's just today's compliance...


September 26, 2008  5:33 PM

SAS70 Audit Reports for Data Centers |Important Facts to Know



Posted by: Charles Denyer
co-location, data centers, managed services, SAS 70, sas 70 type ii, sas70, sas70 sample reports

SAS70 audits have quickly become a mainstay in the world of data centers, managed services and co-location entities, and this will no doubt continue to grow. This is happening for a large number of reasons, but primarily data centers (and any variant thereof, such as managed services, co-location...


August 28, 2008  1:07 PM

SAS 70 Audits for Data Centers & Managed Services



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Compliance, data centers, DataCenter, managed services, SAS 70, SAS 70 download, SAS 70 readiness questionnaire, sas70 sample reports

If you are a data center or manged services provider and need a SAS 70 audit, then here are some helpful tips and strategies for finding the right firm, getting a fair and equitable fee, and for ensuring you have the proper scope for the audit. Today's data center are complex entities, providing...


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