Organizations with specific regulatory needs may find the process easier with Lumen21’s new IaaS offering that is designed to be compliant “out of the box.”
The Compliant Cloud Computing service, launched on Monday, is built on the CSF (Common Security Framework) of HITRUST, the most adopted framework by the US healthcare industry. It is a certifiable framework used by companies to comply with data security and privacy laws.
Lumen21’s cloud infrastructure is compliant with regulations in specific industries such as healthcare, financial, retail and others needing a secured cloud solution. The company has taken steps to be certified by regulatory organizations specific to several industries.
“The HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) was developed to address the multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing healthcare organizations,” according to the HITRUST site. “By including federal and state regulations, standards and frameworks, and incorporating a risk-based approach, the CSF helps organizations address these challenges through a comprehensive and flexible framework of prescriptive and scalable security controls.”
Lumen21 has worked to insure compliance across multiple industries requirements for compliance. For example, it’s worked on National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-66 for HIPAA. NIST 800-66 provides guidance for meeting HIPAA Standards. Lumen21 also worked on secure backup solutions as well as PCI compliance. Client success stories include multiple healthcare organizations, financial institutions, law firms and investment companies.
With so many industries having specific compliance requirements, this is a potential area of serious growth for cloud services providers. According the the 2014 HIMSS Report, compliance and security are top concerns to US healthcare providers when adopting cloud services, and only 1 percent of cloud providers comply with proposed European data protection rules.
“Our goal with the Lumen21 Compliant Cloud Computing was to develop an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) service model for implementing, managing and taking care of all compliancy issues while taking advantage of all the benefits of a private cloud,” Eduardo Don Jr., President of Lumen21 said in a statement. “Failure to meet HIPAA and other compliance laws can have devastating consequences for an organization. Our HITRUST CSF-compliant solution is one less thing an organization has to worry about.”
The service includes compliant and redundant cloud infrastructure, managed IT and security services, and professional services.