OREM, Utah, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Without regular network security audits to provide in-depth and unbiased critiques of an organization's true security posture, many organizations fall back into poor data security habits that could result in a widespread data breach. Deficient security practices are the motivation behind third party data security and compliance company SecurityMetrics' PCI DSS and HIPAA Audit services, recently awarded for information security excellence by Info Security Products Guide.
PCI Audits Required for organizations that process over 1 million transactions annually, PCI audits include a pre-onsite gap analysis to prepare businesses for the audit, onsite assessment to establish more efficient data environment arrangements, and start to finish remediation assistance to ensure deadlines are met.
"We don't believe in a 'PCI audit checkbox process', because every merchant deserves a comprehensive look at their unique environment that leads to successful remediation," said Gary Glover, Director of Security Assessment at SecurityMetrics. "That's probably why over 90% of our audit customers return each year."
HIPAA Audits Recommended for all business associates and most healthcare entities, a thorough HIPAA audit service should help a healthcare entity complete their risk analysis to identify potential security threats and create a prioritized risk management plan. But many other HIPAA audits are not conducted by experts with a background in network security.
"Most HIPAA audit services focus too much on privacy and neglect essential data security," said Tod Ferran, Security Analyst at SecurityMetrics. "Our auditors are trained in the art of compliance and data security to assist in accurate HIPAA compliance, expedite vulnerability remediation, and most importantly, secure the patient data entrusted to that entity."
About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com) SecurityMetrics protects electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has tested over 1 million payment systems for data security and compliance. Among other things, SecurityMetrics offers PCI audits, mobile device vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and forensic analysis. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.