Keeping Data Safe During Business Expansion

Sunday, September 12, 2021

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When considering expansion to the U.S., it’s essential to prioritize technology and cybersecurity infrastructure and protecting personally identifiable information.

Even more important than designing the physical layout while planning office space is determining how potentially sensitive and proprietary data will be stored and accessed. Whether critical data is stored internally or in cloud-based platforms will affect how that information is accessed, reviewed, and used for business functions. 

The customization and complexity of wireless infrastructure and cloud-based data centers allow various businesses to operate optimally. Medical technology companies characteristically need to factor in regulatory compliance and patient confidentiality associated with accessing data from affiliated hospitals and patient-facing organizations. Manufacturing companies with a large number of employees typically need a streamlined policy and process to control access to data across teams.

When expanding to Irvine, it’s important to know California law stipulates how specific categories of data can be stored and transferred. The Irvine Gateway experts are here to help guide you easily throughout the process and address necessary considerations during your expansion to Irvine.

For more information on cybersecurity during expansion to Irvine and the Irvine Gateway program, contact Carlos Oregon.


Carlos OregonAbout Carlos Oregon

Carlos Oregon of Thinkbox Technology Group is the Chair of the Greater Irvine Chamber Board of Directors. He joined the Chamber’s Board in 2016 as member at large and was appointed to the executive committee in 2019.

As CEO of Thinkbox Technology Group, Oregon led the organization’s expansion to a global market. His wide-ranging international experience includes foreign direct investment, business development, operations, consulting, program/project management, C-level support, and corporate social responsibility. He directs client support teams in California, Washington, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, and Europe, supporting enterprise-wide initiatives for HQ expansions, data center buildouts and migrations, VOIP upgrades, next-gen infrastructure deployments, and business IT project recovery. 

Before joining Thinkbox Technology Group, Oregon was a senior member of the engineering team at WET Design, where he provided oversight for the project management and coordination of technology and production for iconic water features, including the world’s largest water feature located at the Burj, Dubai development in UAE. Oregon was a distinguished member of the U.S. Air Force, where he served 16 years supporting Global Operations for U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Command, Pacific Forces Command, Special Operations Command, Space Command, and Air Combat Command. He remains a part of the Air force reserves.

In addition to the Greater Irvine Chamber, Oregon serves on Boards of Directors for the Orange County Business Workforce Development Board representing 3rd District Supervisor Don Wagner, and the Irvine Forward Foundation. He is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce, Netherlands.

Category: Foreign Direct Investment, Destination Irvine