Proper compliance with policies is a crucial component of any business looking to ensure safety for their users and reliability for their web related operations. There are many web related standards enforced by various organizations around the world, with PCI and HIPPA being arguably among the most important ones in relation to data protection and security.
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
A paramount standard for any E-commerce website, this standard is defined by the PCI SSC and is an information security standard for companies and organizations that handle credit cards and other payment information.
According to the Official PCI Security Standards Council, “if you are a merchant of any size accepting credit cards, you must be in compliance with PCI Security Council standards”. All merchants fall under one of the four merchant levels that are defined by the number of transaction over a 12-month period, each of which have defined standards.
The plague of credit card fraud has been able to infect even the biggest companies like Home Depot and Target, who have had their credit card numbers stolen by the tens of millions in 2014 and 2013 respectively. Our extensive experience developing E-commerce websites has allowed us to stay ahead of the curve and make sure that your online store is PCI complaint no matter what CMS platform or ERP integration you implement.
Contact us today for a free consultation and learn how we can protect your business and clients from these devastating attacks.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards for the protection of health information. Additionally, the HIPAA Security Rule establishes security standards for protecting specific health information that is held or transferred in electronic form.
The main purposes of HIPAA are; protecting the privacy of health information, securing electronic records, administrative simplification, and insurance portability. Due to the large fines for violations of these standards ($50,000 per occurrence and a maximum annual penalty of $1.5 million per violation), it is of outmost importance for any business which deals with patient data or any form of health information to ensure that they are HIPAA compliant at all times.
Thanks to our years of experience developing websites for the health industry, we have created a reliable system that allows us to ensure that your website is 100% HIPAA compliant at all times, and your health information is safe and secure.