We hope everyone had a great summer, we certainly did. As the season sadly comes to a close, now is the perfect time to review your data security compliance. Along with the physical security measures you’ve put in place to safeguard your customer’s PII (personally identifiable information), to reach full compliance with 201 CMR 17 you must also have a Written Information Security Plan (WISP) on file. To help you get that process started we’ve uploaded a sample template WISP from The Commonwealth’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. After customization to your specific business practices this document must be presented and reviewed by all employees and subcontractors. We also collected signed statements from each of our employees stating that they reviewed the WISP and fully understand the consequences of non-compliance. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your account executive, and if you’re not already a customer put a call into Commercial Sales anyway, we don’t bite.
Remember to check back often for the latest news and information on 201 CMR 17 and data security in general.