NENGroup 201 CMR 17 IT Solutions Help Companies Comply with New Massachusetts Law
10/06/2009

New Statewide Comprehensive Identity Theft Prevention Regulation Affects Local Companies

Online PR News – 06-October-2009 – – New England Network Group, Inc’s (NENGroup) array of IT solutions can help local companies comply with Massachusetts’ Comprehensive Identity Theft Prevention Regulation – 201 CMR 17.

The 201 CMR 17 personal data protection law outlines stringent new rules for companies to develop and implement computer security safeguards, including setting up a comprehensive written information security plan, protecting against anticipated threats to the security of personal information, and developing policies to regulate employees' ability to access records outside work.

Regardless of their size, all Massachusetts companies and businesses that compile or maintain personal information records, including employee data, are subject to 201 CMR 17’s regulations. Many local companies may find themselves ill-equipped to internally implement the required security strategies.
Fortunately, (NENGroup), as one of the leading full-service IT companies in the Boston area, can help local companies meet the regulations set forth by the new personal data protection law. As part of their IT solutions services, NENGroup offers comprehensive computer security services, including secure user authentication protocols, secure access control measures, encryption tactics and firewall protection. Companies can enjoy peace of mind knowing NENGroup will set up a system that provides the utmost protection for their customers’ personal information as well as adheres to the new state law.

Though Massachusetts companies have until March 2010 to comply with the 201 CMR 17, new regulations also require businesses to complete internal and external security risk assessments prior to the effective date. In light of this, NENGroup encourages companies to reach out to one of their skilled IT specialists as soon as possible.

NENgroup can be reached at: govirtual@nengroup.com or (800) 696-2309. More information available at: http://nengroup.com or http://nengroup.com/the-basics/products-and-services/ma-201-cmr-17/.

About NENGroup:

New England Network Group, Inc. (NENGroup) has been a full-service managed IT service provider to hundreds of New England area businesses for nearly 15 years. NENGroup’s technical expertise, passionate customer service, highly trained staff, industry certifications, responsiveness, business savvy and ability to think outside-the-box provides their customers with the Technical Peace of Mind® that permits them to keep their minds on their businesses, instead of on their computer equipment.