7 Things You Should Look for in PCI Audit Partners

    Comply. Compete.

    Ignore either at your peril.

    Whether it be the damages that could result from a data breach caused by lax security or the operational inefficiencies—and thus competitive disadvantages—that could be caused by cumbersome policies and procedures, your organization must mitigate risks on multiple fronts as you seek to satisfy regulators, customers, and stakeholders alike.

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    PCI Compliance Regulations: 5 Things to Address When Assessing Your Liability

    Recent advancements in technology have, in many ways, made our on-the-go lives easier and more flexible. But at the same time, our private data has become more and more vulnerable to data breaches.

    That’s because of consumer preference, the frequency of online transactions, and the fact that private data storage regulations are only recently beginning to come under the magnifying glass and mature.

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    When is a PCI Audit Required?

    Unless you’ve been hiding inside a cave or stranded on a remote island somewhere in the middle of the ocean for the past decade, you are likely aware that the prevalence of cybersecurity attacks has increased exponentially.

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    What you should know regarding the key changes to SOC 2 reporting (TSP Section 100)


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    PCI DSS: Industry High-Bar or Your IT Security Starting Gate?

    Let’s make a quick distinction: maintaining PCI DSS compliance isn’t the same as maintaining the security of payment card data. Though complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) will help you protect sensitive information, it may not prevent a data breach.

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    Why You Need a SOC 2 Readiness Assessment

    Ensuring network security can be a very expensive game of cat and mouse for organizations. The truth is that securing your organization’s network infrastructure from hackers and other bad actors requires that you keep one step ahead.

    Beyond the embarrassment of losing sensitive customer data, there’s a steep price tag associated with today’s breaches. The larger your organization, the more records are at risk and the higher the financial cost of recovering from a cyberattack.

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    5 Ways You Could Derail Your SOC 2 Audit

    A clean SOC 2 audit report assures customers that their data is secure with your organization. But failing to pass a SOC 2 audit, or receiving a qualified report, can scare customers away.

    The difference between maintaining customers or losing them depends on whether you comply with the Service Organization Controls (SOC) set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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    6 Ways That SOC 2 Compliance Gives Your Company an Edge

    Protecting against data breaches is not just a defensive strategy. It can also help your company grow. Passing a SOC 2 audit gives your company an edge because you can assure customers and prospects that you are taking all of the steps necessary to keep their data safe, thereby protecting from damaging breaches.

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    Why You Need to Get a SOC 2 Type 2 Report

    The recent prevalence of high-profile cybersecurity attacks have spotlighted just how vulnerable corporate, government, and other organization’s networks are to breaches.

    The financial and reputational damage caused by these attacks cannot be underestimated or taken lightly by any organization handling private data. In fact, the “2017 Cost of Data Breach Study” commissioned by the Ponemon Institute estimated the average total cost of an organizational data breach was $3.62 million.

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    7 Reasons to Get a SOC 2 Type 1 Report

    Securing data is essential for satisfying your existing customers and getting new ones. People and organizations want to ensure that their sensitive information is protected against breaches. Providing them with proof that their data is secure is equally important, because many customers require such documentation as a condition of doing business with you.

    Given their ability to provide that assurance to customers, IT assessments, audits, and reports can be beneficial as you grow your business, whether you’re launching new products or services or approaching prospective customers who request proof of security.

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