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35% of Security Budgets are Spent on PCI Compliance
Akibia Will Help You Ensure Compliance Without Sacrificing Security.
Create a Security Framework that Ensures Compliance
Gartner research suggests that companies that select individual solutions for each regulatory challenge they face will spend 10 times more on the IT portion of compliance projects than companies that take a proactive and more integrated approach.
As compliance continues to garner significant attention from CFOs and CEOs, IT organizations are increasingly pushed towards an “audit first” approach to IT security, instead of focusing on risk management and security best practices. As a result, IT focuses its attention on the creation of complex processes and documenting them to demonstrate compliance. In reality the processes are often so complex they are difficult to implement, and security and risk management may be sacrificed.
In fact, most compliance mandates are derivatives of one another and outline the same basic tenets - use technology and processes to make the business environment secure, and document those processes to ensure compliance. IT organizations have traditionally struggled to efficiently demonstrate compliance due to the fact that there are so many regulations, which can be difficult to understand, and oftentimes seem to contradict each other.
Akibia’s Risk Management Approach to Compliance
Akibia’s Compliance Consulting services help companies achieve compliance while focusing on security and managing risk first. Our approach is to partner with clients to create a comprehensive security strategy and framework, leveraging best–in–breed security solutions, processes, policies and procedures – while incorporating compliance requirements. We work closely with customers to interpret and translate industry compliance standards into practical actionable solutions.
With extensive experience across multiple verticals, and in-depth knowledge of the many different regulatory standards, such as PCI, HIPAA, BASEL II, Mass Data Security Law 201 CMR 17, FERPA, FISMA and ISO 27001, Akibia’s assessment methodology helps clients review their current security infrastructure, policies, procedures and processes to uncover vulnerabilities, and identify steps to remediate those vulnerabilities that will protect their corporate infrastructure and ensure regulatory compliance.
Akibia provides the following Compliance services:
Akibia's Security-Based Compliance Services
Akibia provides the following Compliance Services to help companies consistently meet their industry and regulatory compliance standards, while maximizing their overall IT security:
- Regulatory Gap Analysis and Compliance Readiness Assessments
- Payment Card Industry Compliance Services
- Managed Compliance - Akibia's AssuredCompliance Service
Regulatory Gap Analysis & Compliance Readiness Assessment Services:
As part of Akibia’s Regulatory Gap Analysis and Compliance Readiness Assessment Service we provide a thorough assessment of our clients’ current security posture in relation to pertinent regulatory security standards such as HIPAA, BASEL II, Mass Data Security Law 201 CMR 17, FERPA, FISMA and ISO 27001. Our consultants verify any security exposures and vulnerabilities in a company’s IT infrastructure and existing processes and detail recommendations to remediate those weaknesses that will ensure alignment of their IT practices with regulatory requirements. Akibia leverages our proven best practices and deep understanding of different regulations to help walk clients through what it will take to achieve ongoing compliance while maximizing their security – their ultimate goal.
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance Services:
As a Qualified Security Assessor, Akibia offers two services specific to the Payment Card Industry – Payment Card Industry (PCI) On-site Assessments and PCI Network Security Scanning.
- Payment Card Industry (PCI) On-Site Assessments – Akibia is one of a select number of organizations qualified to deliver PCI On–Site Assessments. Our team of experienced Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) provide a complete and thorough audit, and will deliver an official report and a letter of compliance to the audited company.
- Payment Card Industry (PCI) Network Security Scan – In addition to providing On-site PCI Assessments, Akibia also delivers PCI Network Scans which serve as a regular assessment of payment card industry compliance and are recommended as an industry best practice.
Managed Compliance - AssuredCompliance:
Akibia’s AssuredCompliance Service is a managed service where clients outsource the burden of compliance reporting to Akibia. This managed compliance service provides visibility into multiple compliance requirements via a single, integrated framework and enables clients to address all of their compliance requirements holistically.
Viewing compliance through this framework provides companies with greater insight into overlapping compliance requirements across multiple regulations - from FERPA, FISMA and Sarbanes Oxley to PCI and Mass 201 and CMR 17. It also enables IT organizations to prioritize critical risks and removes the cumbersome burden of compliance reporting from their IT staff, allowing them to focus on more strategic IT projects. By offloading all on-going and evolving compliance needs to Akibia this allows our clients’ IT security staff to focus on safeguarding and maximizing the security of their IT environment.
This on-going compliance managed service provides the following services:
- Identifies GAPs in current processes and suggests changes and solutions to rectify vulnerabilities and exposures
- Delivers quarterly compliance evaluations
- Documents current compliance for executives
- Provides comprehensive compliance reporting and ensures all reports are in the right format required by the auditors
- Provides support for the “selling” of compliance to the auditors