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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Compliance in the Cloud: What you Need to Know about the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act

Danielle Sheer newBy Danielle Sheer, VP and General Counsel, Carbonite; and Alan Guichard, Northeastern University School of Law

In this month’s edition of “Compliance in the Cloud” we take a look at the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act and the downstream compliance requirements on cloud service providers. The Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLBA), also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, focused on reforming the financial services industry, in part by removing regulations that prevented the merger of banks, stock brokerage companies and insurance companies.  As a result of permitting these types of mergers, however, financial institutions have access to an incredible amount of personal information.

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Top Tips on Navigating HIPAA Revisions (and Other Regulatory Measures)

Danielle Sheer headshotBy Danielle Sheer, Vice President and General Counsel, Carbonite Inc.

HIPAA, SSAE 16, ISAE 3402 (formerly SAS70), SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, DIACAP and FISMA, ITAR, FIPS 140-2, CSA, and the MPAA... This sounds like the equipment list for man’s mission to Mars?

Guess again. These are just a few of the federal regulations the government has enacted to ensure the privacy, security, and integrity of stored information, in the cloud or otherwise. With the proliferation of these data security standards, it is becoming increasingly important for vendors such as cloud backup providers to be diligent about their compliance with these regulations, both to respond to demand from customers, and because there’s an obvious market advantage in offering solutions that support customer compliance.

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Carbonite Enhances Backup with Local, Cloud Storage Hybrid

Carbonite said that it is bringing enterprise-class database server backup capabilities to the small business market with the introduction of Enhanced Server Backup.  Enhanced Server Backup delivers the best of both worlds – the speed of local backup plus the ultimate safety of cloud backup. 

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Carbonite Helps VARs Combat Database Risk via Backup Program for SMBs

Carbonite said earlier today that Database Backup is now available for its online backup reseller partners to offer to their small business clients. Through the Carbonite Database Backup solution, resellers can now deliver a comprehensive cloud backup solution and ensure their clients can rest easy knowing their backup is protected offsite – securely, automatically and affordably.

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