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Press Release -- January 3rd, 2024
Source: lightedge

LightEdge Maintains Cloud & Data Center Compliance Leadership Position with 10 Renewals and Three Additions

LightEdge, a leading provider of secure cloud and colocation for almost 30 years, has renewed 10 compliance certifications and added three new certifications. One of the new additions is ISO 27701, an international standard for privacy information management, which is particularly important for companies that need to adhere to strict privacy requirements.

The annual renewal and expansion achievement further solidifies LightEdge’s industry-leading standing in cloud, data center, and managed services compliance — a critical need for customers operating in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, finance, and government. LightEdge’s 10 recertifications include: HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, ISO 27001, NIST, PCI DSS, SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3.

The three new certifications are for CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services), ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), and ISO 27701, an extension of the information security management standard ISO 27001 for privacy. The certifications apply across all 11 tier III data center facilities in LightEdge’s nationwide network and managed services.

“This annual certification process is a rigorous undertaking and one we take very seriously,” said Michael Hannan, Chief Information Officer for LightEdge “Most of our customers need compliance they can trust from partners they can trust, so we happily invest the time and resources necessary each year to maintain and grow our certifications.”

Two of the new certifications, CJIS and ITAR, support customers working within the government sector, including the Department of Defense, FBI, and other law enforcement agencies. Meanwhile, ISO 27701 is a welcome addition to help support clients in navigating growing international privacy requirements.

LightEdge is certified in the following widely recognized standards:

  • HIPAA: Verifies that LightEdge’s development, security, and compliance protocols meet key regulatory requirements and industry-defined requirements for appropriate risk management.
  • HITRUST: Demonstrates that systems within LightEdge’s environment meet the information risk management and compliance requirements to protect data within the healthcare industry.
  • ISO 20000-1: Ensures all cloud hosting or IT infrastructure is managed consistently with an internationally recognized standard of excellence.
  • ISO 22301: Proves LightEdge’s ability to establish and maintain a business continuity management system.
  • ISO 27001: Empowers clients to make informed decisions about their cloud security services and ensures vendor accountability.
  • NIST: Shows LightEdge’s commitment to the NIST cybersecurity framework to properly identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover from security incidents.
  • PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard): Ensures that LightEdge’s data center facilities and services meet the strict security requirements set by PCI.
  • SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3: Demonstrates that LightEdge’s information security practices, policies, procedures, and operations meet third-party CPA standards for security, availability, and confidentiality.
  • CJIS: Shows that LightEdge’s systems have the necessary security measures in place for organizations serving law enforcement and civil agencies, with access to criminal justice information.
  • ITAR: Proves LightEdge’s commitment to meeting data privacy and security requirements for companies involved in the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML).
  • ISO 27701: Provides LightEdge’s certification in this international standard, which helps organizations manage the security of their information assets. The certification is a privacy extension of the information security management standard ISO 27001 and is designed to ensure the confidentiality of corporate data (such as financial information, intellectual property, and employee data).

Additionally, LightEdge is one of only 14 organizations globally that are part of the. HITRUST Shared Responsibility and Inheritance ProgramThe program allows customers to inherit relevant LightEdge controls for their own HITRUST compliance standards.

For more details on LightEdge’s compliance and security standards, click here or talk to an expert here.

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