A data breach is costly and damaging. CompliancePoint helps organizations identify where sensitive data resides so that this data can be properly protected.
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
CompliancePoint, an information security consulting and services provider, announces the launch of its Data Discovery Service that identifies sensitive data including credit card information and personally identifiable information such as social security numbers or protected health information (PHI) that resides within an organization. This is a critical first step so that organizations understand what and where sensitive data resides in the organization and how this data needs to be protected from both external and internal breaches.
CompliancePoint’s Data Discovery Service includes a comprehensive range of features that identifies sensitive data that resides on an organization’s networks as well as on mobile and remote devices that are used by company employees. Because today’s organizations rely so heavily on collecting, storing and analyzing data, it is critical to protect this data just like any other corporate asset.
“A data breach is one of the most costly and damaging situations that organizations face,” explains Jerry Wyle, Vice President and Practice Manager for CompliancePoint’s Information Security group. “And, it is not just the threat from high-tech hackers or identity thieves; an employee could lose a computer containing sensitive data while travelling. CompliancePoint specializes in information security assessments including those for PCI and HIPAA compliance. However, that critical first step is to identify the types and locations of sensitive data within the organization. Then we can formulate a plan to protect it.”
Wyble continues, “Our Data Discovery Service is extremely valuable in monitoring the effectiveness of the controls that are put into place to protect this sensitive information. With the addition of our Data Discovery Service, CompliancePoint offers our customers increased visibility and validation that they are effectively protecting sensitive information and meeting the necessary compliance requirements.”
The Data Discovery Service scans all data within the organization including the following:
- All files, archives and images
- Email and system areas
- Enterprise software applications, network applications and cloud-based applications
- Data on mobile devices used by company employees
The types of sensitive data that the Data Discovery Service identifies include:
- Personally identifiable information (PII) such as social security numbers
- Payment card information (PCI)
- Protected health information (PHI)
- Intellectual Property
- Custom Data
The Data Discovery Service provides detailed reports on the specific location of each type of sensitive data and the number of places where the data was found.
For more information about the Data Discovery Service or other information security services from CompliancePoint, call (855) 670-8780 or visit http://www.compliancepointis.com .
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CompliancePoint, a PossibleNOW company, is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. CompliancePoint’s Information Security Compliance practice group provides consulting, and audit and training services on business privacy and data security issues including PCI Certification, HIPAA/HITECH and Meaningful Use assessments, FISMA, ISO 27001, SSAE SOC 2 & SOC 3, FedRAMP and third party information security risk assessments. Products include information Compliance Automation Portal, cloud compliance solutions, information security training and Network Vulnerability and Penetration Testing.
The CompliancePoint Information Security staff hold numerous IT & Security credentials including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Payment Application PCI Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA), Certified FISMA Compliance Practitioner (CFCP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional, and certified TG-3 auditors.
For more information, call (855) 670-8780 or e-mail security(at)compliancepoint(dot)com or visit http://www.compliancepointis.com .