SSAE 16 Professionals Promotes Gary Pennington to Partner and Prepares for Rapid Growth in Dallas-Fort Worth DFW Metroplex

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Big Data and Cloud Computing Drive Demand for SOC Audits. SSAE 16 Professionals expands to meet growing need with strategic expansion into Texas with addition of Partner, Gary Pennington.

The state of Texas’ strong local economy and a rise in global “headline-worthy” corporate security breaches means major growth for California-based SSAE 16 Professionals. SSAE 16 Professionals continues its strategic move to the Lone Star State. SSAE 16 Professionals, a leader in performing SSAE 16 (SOC1), SOC 2, ISO 27001 audits as well as HIPAA and PCI Compliance Assessments, announce their Texas marketplace expansion, which brings much needed audit and consulting services to Big Data and Cloud Consulting companies in the area, as well as enhanced local service to their existing Dallas-based clients.

The growing popularity of cloud-based computing solutions and “Big Data” have rapidly become the most cost-effective data processing solution for organizations, despite a variety of issues with cyber-security. Since the barrier-to-entry is relatively low and most cloud-based solutions are easy to scale, Big Data has seemly replaced the huge capital costs previously required to purchase hardware and build infrastructure. Big Data is also forcing those who jump on the bandwagon to protect privacy, secure personal data, and provide proof that necessary controls are in place. This trend is driving demand for SSAE 16 (SOC 1), SOC 2, and ISO 27001 audits along with HIPAA and PCI Compliance Assessments. The Texas region, and particularly the DFW Region, is also leading the country in an economic upswing, especially in key industrial areas such as Healthcare and Technology.

At the helm leading the Dallas expansion is Gary Pennington, who is an integral part of their overall growth strategy. To solidify their position in the Texas market, Pennington will focus his efforts on providing clients with strategic options for combining multiple audits, combining controls and saving time - which are two of SSAE 16 Professionals’ key differentiators. The firm’s continued mission for their Texas office is to provide clients with the same quality and personal customer service that has earned the company a stellar reputation in the marketplace. “We already have many valued clients based in Texas and look forward to showing prospective clients the SSAE 16 Professionals difference.” states Gary Pennington, Partner and Southwest Practice Leader for SSAE 16 Professionals. “One of our core values is providing unsurpassed client service, and that is exactly what we are going to continue to do.”

SSAE 16 Professionals serves a variety of industries including High-Tech, Data Centers, SaaS, Cloud Computing, Healthcare, Payroll Service Providers, Third Party Providers and Financial Services. Visit SSAE 16 Professionals online at for further information or contact Joe Jimenez at (866) 480-9485 Ext. 225 or e-mail at Joe.Jimenez(at)ssae16professionals(dot)com.

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