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Black Bottle IT Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

Black Bottle IT Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

Black Bottle IT Achieves HIPAA Compliance with

Compliancy Group


Black Bottle IT  has demonstrated its good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance by completing Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance process.


We are pleased to announce that Black Bottle IT has taken all necessary steps to prove its good faith effort to achieve compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Through the use of Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA solution, The Guard™. Black Bottle IT  can track its compliance program and has earned its Seal of Compliance™. The Seal of Compliance is issued to organizations implementing an effective HIPAA compliance program using The Guard. 


HIPAA comprises a set of regulatory standards governing the security, privacy, and integrity of sensitive healthcare data called protected health information (PHI). PHI is any individually identifiable healthcare-related information. If vendors who service healthcare clients come into contact with PHI in any way, those vendors must be HIPAA compliant.


Black Bottle IT  has completed the Compliancy Group’s Implementation Program, adhering to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, Omnibus Rule, and HITECH. Compliancy Group has verified Black Bottle IT’s good faith effort to achieve HIPAA compliance through The Guard. 


“Our streamlined solution with Compliance Group will drastically cut down the time needed to achieve HIPAA compliance, saving our clients time and stress,” said John Hensberger, Partner. “We are excited about our partnership and look forward to helping our clients grow their business, safely.”



About Compliancy Group

HIPAA should be simple. That’s why Compliancy Group is the only software with Compliance Coaches™ walking you through HIPAA to simplify compliance. Built by auditors, Compliancy Group gives you confidence in your compliance plan to reduce risk, increase patient loyalty, and profitability of your organization. Visit https://www.compliancy-group.com to learn how simple compliance can be.

Black Bottle IT Joins MSP Alliance®

Black Bottle IT Joins MSP Alliance®

Black Bottle IT joins a vibrant global consortium of cloud-managed service providers and technology-enabling vendors.


MSPAlliance is the oldest Managed Services group and the only Accrediting and Standards based body created specifically for the Managed Services Industry. With thousands of members worldwide, the MSPAlliance is a powerful and influential global network of IT professionals. MSPAlliance works in a collaborative effort with service providers, technology-enabling vendors, governmental bodies, as well as other industry associations to further the acceptance of the managed services and cloud industry to the business consumer. 


MSPAlliance Member companies can achieve MSP and Cloud Certifications including MSP Verify, Cloud Verify, GDPR Verify, Cyber Verify, SOC audits, as well as other certifications and audits relevant to this profession. 


“We are delighted to have Black Bottle IT as a member of our global association,” said Celia Weaver, MSPAlliance president. “By upholding the MSPAlliance Managed Service Provider’s Code of Ethics, Black Bottle IT  will work with MSPAlliance, as well as their industry peers, to help ensure the integrity of the managed services and cloud profession.”



When you choose Black Bottle IT, you are adding a TEAM of Experts to fight ransomware and cyber Criminals. For many organizations that make the move to Managed IT Services and Support they have been reliant on a small team who simply doesn’t have the skills or the bandwidth to do much more than fix problems as they occur. At Black Bottle IT, our Managed IT Service Team allows you to proactively manage the IT function so that your team and your goals are no longer hindered but enabled by technology. 


MSPAlliance® is a global industry association and accrediting body for the Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry. Established in 2000 with the objective of helping MSPs become better MSPs. Today, MSPAlliance has thousands of cloud computing and managed service provider members across the globe and works in a collaborative effort to assist its members, along with foreign and domestic governments, on creating standards, setting policies and establishing best practices. 

For more information, visit www.mspalliance.com

How will You Keep Your DOD Contacts?

How will You Keep Your DOD Contacts?

Prioritizing the security of your company’s network is an essential practice when it comes to remaining as productive as possible. Unfortunately, failure to do so could easily result in a large number of legal complications.


When it comes to firewall security, you may be surprised to learn this type of protection can expire. Let’s take a deeper look at what you need to know.


When Does Firewall Security Expire?


As time goes on, cybercriminals develop more advanced tools to procure sensitive data. As a result, the firewall protection you implement can quickly become outdated if you aren’t regularly updating it.


To clarify, even a firewall defense that uses relatively contemporary safeguards can become highly inefficient as hackers begin to use new types of malware.


In fact, a firewall that looks notably strong on paper may not accomplish its task appropriately.


However, to answer the above question, firewall security can be considered expired when it no longer receives regular patches, updates, and other similar services.


What Are the Risks?


As you might assume, the most significant risk of having your firewall security expire comes from failing to protect sensitive information adequately.


Depending on the industry you work in, this often includes data that should never fall into the wrong hands (such as medical patient info).


Additionally, you run the risk of hackers procuring trade secrets that they can then sell to other companies within your industry. In many scenarios, a situation like this is complicated to recover from for any business.


What Should I Look For in a Provider?


The ideal provider to work with implements a renewal policy. In practice, this will allow you to continually renew your firewall service automatically so that you can ensure you are always protected.


This firewall service often includes frequent threat detection updates and new firmware implementation.


Additionally, the provider you work with should also have some form of continual customer support for your firewall service. This level of customer support means that you should be able to quickly get in touch with your service provider with questions or concerns.


While it isn’t always practical to assume that your provider will offer 24/7 customer service, many provide round-the-clock service 365 days a year.

You should also take a look at their past reviews. You’ll gain insight into whether or not you can expect to receive the level of service you are looking for for your business.


Maintaining Proper Firewall Security Is Crucial


You must take the necessary steps to maintain firewall security properly. From here, you’ll have no issue ensuring that your firewall security is as protective as possible over the sensitive data in your organization.


Want to learn more about what Black Bottle IT has to offer your business? Feel free to reach out to us today and see how we can help.