LITTLE FALLS, N.J., July 10, 2017 — Federal Direct, a leading full-service direct marketing provider, has successfully completed a meticulous third-party examination of its data security processes and controls under the SOC 2 Type 2 + HITRUST standards, a significant two-tiered accomplishment unique in its industry.
The rigorous third-party examinations were administered by the professional IT assurance and compliance staff at 360 Advanced, a respected national Qualified Security Assessor, HITRUST CSF Assessor and Certified Public Accountant firm based in St. Petersburg, Fla. that have kept well within the 5 pillars of information assurance that are outlined here in this Norwich University article post.
The SOC 2 Type 2 is an AICPA created authoritative guidance providing service organizations a uniform method for disclosing independently assessed information about the design and operation of internal controls as they relate to one or more of the AICPA’s Trust Services Principles of Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality or Privacy.
HITRUST CSF is a certifiable framework that provides organizations with a comprehensive approach to healthcare regulatory compliance and risk management by rationalizing multiple healthcare-relevant regulations into a single overarching security framework.
The SOC 2 + HITRUST converged reporting method affords response to a range of requests, increasing the ability to provide a diverse client base information required in an acceptable format that is both efficient and flexible.
“We like to be ahead of the curve,” said Angela Stubbs, President of Federal Direct. “We are excited to share the news of our successful completion of the SOC 2 + HITRUST exam with our clients and prospects. It’s really a continuation of our commitment to data security. We understand that this level of security and service will be the norm going forward, and we are happy that we have taken Federal Direct’s security measures to the next level.”
ABOUT FEDERAL DIRECT
Federal Direct, founded in 1928, is a WBENC-certified woman-owned and managed, privately-held corporation that is a full-service direct marketing provider, offering an integrated mix of print, direct mail, fulfillment, creative, and data services.
ABOUT 360 ADVANCED
An Authorized HITRUST CSF Assessor, 360 Advanced assists service providers in more than 30 U.S. states, Europe, South and Central America and the Pacific Rim as their independent IT assurance and compliance assessor. Services provided by 360 Advanced include HITRUST CSF, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, HIPAA Security/HITECH, Microsoft Vendor Policy and other security and compliance services.