IT Security & Compliance Services for Houston Companies
Protect your data and system against threats and intruders. Hackers and breaches have become commonplace these days and it seems no one is immune. With cyber-crimes on the rise, one layer of security just isn’t enough anymore and many companies are adopting multiple layers of security to fortify their systems.
Security is a requirement, but too much security can impede production by adversely affecting performance and data accessibility. More is not necessarily better but too little can be dangerous. Since, there are performance and budget costs associated with implementing security it is important your security system is effective.
So, what is the right level of security for your computer system? The answer depends mostly on how your company conducts business and how the users access the data. Our team can design, implement and manage turn-key enterprise quality security solutions designed specifically for how you do business.
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Our certified technicians have experience in your industry to keep your business performing at peak efficiency at all times. Explore IT security and compliance solutions designed for your business.
Frequently Asked Questions
Read the most frequently asked questions people often ask about IT security and compliance solutions
What is IT security and compliance for businesses?
In the Information Systems Security context, compliance refers to ensuring a company fulfills all security and data privacy regulations and standards specific the business industry. Examples of compliances include the following:
- HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
- GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation)
- FISMA (The Federal Information Security Management Act)
- PCI-DSS (The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
- GPG13 (Alternatively known as Good Practice Guide 13)
- CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act)
- AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
- COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule)
- NERC CIP Standards (NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards)
- NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
- FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
- ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
Who are IT security and compliance services for?
All companies using technology have the responsibility to comply with the regulations and standards that apply to their industry. Security and Compliance services are therefore meant for any company that has an IT infrastructure.
Why do companies need IT security and compliance services?
- Improve Systems Security
A company may require Security and Compliance services to ensure it maintains high-security levels systems.
- Avoid penalties and fines
Security and Compliance services, helps protect companies from penalties and fines associated with compliance regulations.
- Protection of the company’s reputation
Security attacks such as data breaches may damage the reputation of a company.
- Minimize potential losses in revenue
Without proper Security measures, the IT Systems of a company may get attacked. The attack may lead to data breaches and other potential problems. Recovering from such problems can be costly, leading to loss of revenue for the company.
What are the advantages of outsourcing IT security and compliance services?
- Access to expert services
Hiring experienced Information Systems Security experts can be very expensive. However, outsourcing Security and Compliance services, companies can access expert services at lower prices.
- Less Security and Compliance costs
A company only needs to pay for the services offered if it decides to outsource security and compliance services. This cuts significant costs that would otherwise be used to pay for salaries and operational costs of in-house Information Security staff.
- Easy management of risks
Outsourcing Security and Compliance services shifts the burden of security risks to the provider. The company can focus on core business functions knowing the security aspect of its IT systems is taken care of.
What are the risks/downsides of not using outsourced IT security and compliance services?
- Lack of access to expert services
Hiring security experts is expensive. If companies fail to outsource security and compliance services, they may hire under-qualified staff.
- High Security and Compliance costs
The cost of hiring staff and paying for operational services can be very high.
- Risks Burden
If a company does not outsource security and compliance services, the responsibility of shouldering and managing all risks associated with Information Technology systems falls on the company.
Statistics on IT security and compliance for businesses
According to Hyper Proof, companies in the United States spent about $10,000 on each employee as regulatory costs. Businesses lose over $4 million per year as a result of non-compliance. In 2019, over 3000 data breaches were reported according to the paper. The paper also shows that an average of $1.34 million is spent by companies on security and compliance services. About 69% of companies are using technology to support their security and compliance programs. This shows that companies recognize the importance of security and compliance. It is, therefore, a responsibility of every business to ensure that it complies with all available IT standards and regulations that apply to its business industry.
What Our Clients Say
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Why Choose ECS
Discover why outsource your technology needs to ECS over other Houston IT security and compliance service companies
Expert Computer Solutions (ECS) is not a typical Houston's IT security and compliance firm – we’re YOUR true IT partner! Our mission is to manage, monitor, and maintain your computers and network systems to ensure maximum efficiency all for an affordable monthly fee. We give you all the benefits of an in-house IT department at a fraction of the cost of hiring one.
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ECS provides IT security and compliance solutions to businesses located withing Houston, Texas as well as in the surrounding areas such as Katy, Sugar Land, Cypress, The Woodlands, Pearland, Spring, and others.
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