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Frank Krieger

Frank Krieger

With a career in IT spanning 16 years and over 10 years of ITIL and compliance background, Frank Krieger manages the iland compliance office in the company’s Houston headquarters. Frank received his degree in Computer Information Systems from Northern Michigan University and has an extensive background in enterprise ITIL and compliance including managing service organizations for Fortune 10 companies. Frank has held ITIL Practitioner status and is currently a certificated ITIL Expert. These achievements represent not only an in-depth understanding of process and service management, but also extensive compliance knowledge. When not busy pouring over frameworks and audit requirements, he spends time traveling with his wife, Jacque, playing with his corgi and is an avid Minecraft player.

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Disaster Recovery - Your Insurance Policy for Ransomware

Frank Krieger

Years ago, in a time called 1996, a gentleman by the name of James Clark became frustrated with the patient care experience. He lamented the fact that his patient information from one doctor was often not available to another.

He realized, in that bygone time, his information could be networked and shared to reduce both time and errors, as well as costs for patients, insurance companies, healthcare providers and processors. He took his idea and began building what we know today as Web MD. 

Webinar - March 31st,  2:00PM EST | 11:00AM PST | 7:00PM BST, Register now

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Topics: DRaaS, Compliance, backup, HIPAA

Safe Harbor Isn't Over: Steps You Can Take

Frank Krieger

As was covered previously, there is a new Safe Harbor agreement tentatively in place called EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which is being reviewed for approval by the Article 29 Working Party . We also know that there are already folks out there looking to take the new framework to court within the EU, which may result in another nullification if the EU Courts feel that the privacy controls are still not addressed.

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Topics: Compliance, EMEA

Safe Harbor Update: Privacy Shield Agreement

Frank Krieger

Ever since last year’s nullification of the US-EU Safe Harbor agreement, both sides of the Atlantic have been eagerly awaiting a new framework; without a new agreement, business on both sides would have been nearly totally disrupted! It looked like on Tuesday we were going to have an utter collapse with both the EU Commission and US Department of Commerce giving very loud warnings, but at the last second, a new framework was announced: the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.

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Topics: cloud hosting, Compliance, EMEA

Government Organizations, FISMA and DRaaS

Frank Krieger

I often talk to our government customers about how our services – Public Cloud and DRaaS – can support them while meeting their compliance requirements. US Government organizations are bound by FISMA, a regulation created in 2002 to define their information security operations.  In the piece that follows, I’ve outlined the role of FISMA in DRaaS and how iland can help.

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Topics: DRaaS, Compliance, FISMA

Safe Harbor Questions Answered

Frank Krieger

We hosted a webinar this week on the implications for cloud compliance of the recent nullification of the EU Safe Harbor Ruling. There's clearly a lot of interest in this topic - IT and compliance leaders alike are grappling with how to ensure compliance when transferring customer data between the EU & the US. It was a popular webinar and we got a lot of questions so I've summarized the Q & A below. Check it out and I'd love to get your feedback & comments on any of the issues raised.

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Topics: Compliance

EU Safe Harbor ruling - what does it mean to you?

Frank Krieger

The EU court’s ruling this week has thrown a lot of questions and generated a substantial amount of confusion on something that most folks probably never gave much thought to; the US – EU Safe Harbor regulations.

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Topics: Compliance

Cloud Compliance – it’s a journey, not a destination

Frank Krieger

All industries have to mature - this is a reality. People create products and markets. Capital flows in and, with the capital, comes contracts. With the contracts comes the deliverables and assurances. As an industry and a company matures, it becomes more and more imperative that you can deliver and deliver consistently. iland itself has been through this maturity curve. At our onset, we embraced several major compliance and service delivery frameworks and regulations very early on. That set a foundation that we are continually building on.

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Topics: Compliance

Update from iland on Shellshock Bash Vulnerability

Frank Krieger

If you have been following the news and reading your security bulletins, you will have noticed over this past week the announcement regarding the Shellshock Bash Vulnerability, otherwise known as CVE-2014-6271.

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Topics: security

Is your cloud provider prepared for the new 2015 EU data protection regulations?

Frank Krieger

According to a recent article, the majority of cloud providers are not prepared for new legislation planned for introduction by the European Union next year. The new legislation, known as The EU General Data Protection Regulation, is expected to be introduced some time in 2015 and will replace the Data Protection Directive adopted in 1995.

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