Regulatory Standards and Their Impact on Backup Processes

Posted by Ben Austin on Nov 12, 2015 10:01:41 AM

Over the last decade-or-so, regulatory standards have become an increasingly important part of doing business across the planet. Whether it’s a small eCommerce site out of Norway or a mega health insurance company in New York City, nearly every modern business has some industry standard that it needs to comply with. And whether it’s a federal law, like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, or an international industry specification, like ISO 27001, hosting providers (especially those offering backup and disaster recovery) are often responsible for helping their clients achieve and maintain their compliance with these standards.

Let me just get this out of the way now: This article is not meant to provide legal advice for organizations who need to comply with these standards. If that's what you're looking for then, my apologies, this isn't the article you're looking for.

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Topics: data recovery, compliance, security, data retention, HIPAA, PCI

Two Great New Whitepapers from Idera Server Backup

Posted by R1Soft on Jan 29, 2013 9:00:00 AM

I wanted to let everyone know that two great whitepapers the team has been working on here at Idera Server Backup are now available for free download. Each of these papers gives some unique insight into why you should be backing up all of your servers right now.The first paper addresses the convergence of server backup and compliance. We all hear the names—Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI, HIPAA, HITECH, etc. Depending on what industry you are in, one or more of these rules and regulations may be a significant factor in your decisions regarding IT. The good news is that most of these regulatory compliance initiatives are based on best practices for data security. But what about backup specifically? What do these rules and regulations mandate you do about back up? What and how should you backup? If these are questions you need answers to, read this whitepaper, which includes a matrix pointing to specific sections of the regulations and how you can comply with Idera Server Backup.

The second paper is a look back at some of the biggest data breaches and losses of 2012 and how a better backup solution might have helped mitigate or prevent the losses. The number of data breaches last year was staggering. So much so, I am not sure anyone can really get their head around

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Topics: data protection, disaster recovery, server backup, compliance, data loss

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