Securing the Perimeter

 The USA PATRIOT Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001) an Act of Congress signed into law in 2001.

 2004 heralded the implementation of Canada’s first privacy legislation “Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”. This legislation had very broad implications for businesses from the smallest to the largest. Essentially it makes businesses and their owners responsible for the data they collect and host on their computer systems.

 Perhaps the most comprehensive privacy and data legislation has just been proclaimed by the European Union (EU), GDPR (General Data and Privacy Regulations (May 2018). This legislation will have implications worldwide for anyone doing business with individuals and businesses in the EU.

 “Organizations throughout the globe are concerned about new and emerging security threats to their businesses that surpass typical network level attacks, according to results of a security study commissioned by NetScreen Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSCN) and conducted by independent research firm, Vason Bourne, Ltd.” As detailed above governments are equally as concerned.

 In order to secure data not only are business now strongly advised to have internal procedures in place, but also to protect against Internet Attacks with some type of “Firewall” in place. Another imperative would be companywide Anti-Virus Protection. Now in addition to this, in order to comply with all sorts of legal requirements, companies are starting to be compelled to follow rules in various jurisdictions, as to what data they can collect and keep, and safeguards that must be put in place.

 Altrim System strives to keep up to date on these requirements, as has access to resources for expertise beyond the scope of what we provide.

 Any questions – please don’t hesitate to contact us Altrim Systems