MACPA Hosts 2 Day IT Show in Novi; High Bit Security Speaks on IT Security and Credit Card Compliance

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High Bit Security to address Michigan CPA organization on PCI-DSS fundamentals, penetration testing and IT Security best practices during 2 day IT conference in Novi Michigan.

. The realization that they must comply with the massive and confusing set of requirements called PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) can overwhelm businesses.

Adam Goslin, nationally recognized security speaker, and COO of High Bit Security will demystify the realms of IT Security and credit card compliance requirements for CPAs on June 26 and 27th in Novi. Goslin was so well received at previous MACPA conferences in Grand Rapids and Sterling Heights, he was asked to repeat his presentation on both days at the Management Information and Business Show – the largest Michigan CPA event of the year.

The program enables attendees to easily understand the complicated world of IT Security, and to understand requirements for accepting credit cards. The realization that they must comply with the massive and confusing set of requirements called (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) can overwhelm businesses. Many are unaware of their need to be in compliance, and even more are signing off on compliance documents without realizing by doing so they are exposing the organization to substantial risk in terms of both liability and fines.

Established in 2004 to provide parameters intended to protect credit card information, the standard encompasses around 260 different broken out requirements, and covers everything from hiring and firing to firewall / host configuration and IT Security testing requirements. All organizations that accept credit cards are required to comply with the full breadth of PCI-DSS requirements.

“As a trusted business advisor, the CPA is often the first place businesses will turn for help,” said High Bit Security Chief Business Development Officer, Barbara Goushaw. “That’s why the MACPA (Michigan Association of CPAs) invites High Bit Security to present at their conferences, and help their members to understand what the client faces with IT Security and PCI-DSS compliance requirements.”

High Bit Security COO, Adam Goslin, is well known for his presentations on a wide range of security related topics. Goslin coordinates security testing engagements, and leads the team that works directly with clients to achieve PCI compliance, including coordination of activities with client auditors (Qualified Security Assessors or QSAs). “High Bit Security helps business owners sleep better at night. Our customers are astonished at the vulnerabilities we identify in our security testing engagements, in spite of having firewalls, antivirus or performing IT Security testing with scanning solutions previously. Our core competencies are assisting clients with becoming PCI-DSS compliant and performing penetration testing (IT security testing) on their systems and applications to assess where they have security vulnerabilities,” said Goslin. “High Bit Security genuinely enjoys presenting to the CPA community, because they understand how important it is to keep sensitive information secure, and are eager to learn all they can to help their own organization and their clients.”

The MACPA Management & Information Business Show will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi MI on June 26th and 27th, 8am to 5:40 pm. Registration information is available here.

High Bit Security is a national security services provider, providing penetration testing solutions to clients who need to protect sensitive data in industries such as Healthcare, Credit Card, Financial, or companies that otherwise store Intellectual Property or Personally Identifiable Information. High Bit Security also provides security consulting services to our clients to assist them with their compliance objectives across PCI-DSS, PA-DSS, HIPAA, SSAE-16 evaluations or wish to perform a security best practices audit of their organization. Contact High Bit Security today for a free consultation to take steps toward protecting your sensitive information. 800-757-3144.

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