FTC Safeguard Rule:

FTCThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Safeguard Rule is a set of guidelines that businesses must follow to protect their client's personal information. Included on the list are healthcare, financial services, retail, and telecommunications.

To comply with the new rule businesses must:

  • designate a qualified person to oversee their information security program,

  • develop a written risk assessment,

  • limit and monitor who can access sensitive customer information,

  • encrypt all sensitive information,

  • train security personnel,

  • develop an incident response plan,

  • periodically assess the security practices of service providers, and

  • implement multi-factor authentication or another method with equivalent protection for anyone accessing customer information.

How Can The Connection, Inc. Help?

We can help you comply with the FTC Safeguard Rule in several ways:

  1. Risk Assessment: We perform a risk assessment to identify potential vulnerabilities in your business’s systems and processes. This assessment can help identify areas that need to be addressed to comply with the FTC Safeguard Rule.

  2. Policy Development: We help businesses develop policies and procedures to protect personal information. This can include policies around data access, storage, and disposal.

  3. Training: We can provide training to employees on how to identify and respond to potential security threats. This can help reduce the risk of a data breach and ensure that employees are aware of their responsibilities under the FTC Safeguard Rule.

  4. Monitoring: We monitor a business’s systems and processes for potential security threats. This can help identify and respond to threats in a timely manner, reducing the risk of a data breach.

  5. Incident Response: We help businesses develop an incident response plan in the event of a data breach. This can help ensure that the business responds quickly and effectively to minimize the impact of the breach. 

With our help, you can focus on your core business operations, knowing that your business and your client's personal information is secure. By working with us, you can ensure that you are in compliance with the rule and reduce the risk of a data breach. 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business protect your client's personal information.

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It’s hard to have both security and privacy. Usually one has to be compromised in order to work thoroughly. Furthermore, the immense amount of time and effort it takes to keep security solutions like antivirus, firewalls, and so on, up to date is overwhelming at best-especially for small and medium-sized businesses with limited technology budgets.

With our Security as a Service offering, your business can fully leverage enterprise-level technology solutions, without the time and expenses it takes to effectively manage and maintain them yourself. By outsourcing this responsibility to trained IT professionals, you get the peace of mind that you deserve, without the pains of managing and maintaining your security solutions.

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For the modern business to maintain efficiency, choosing the right software to fit your needs is more important than ever. As a result, many organizations look to piece together a comprehensive software strategy using several technologies. For the business that has a lot of moving parts, asset tracking software, as a part of a larger asset management strategy, can bring enhanced efficiency to what can be a very difficult-to-manage situation.

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