Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Scottsdale, AZ - Jan 27, 2017 - ProCo, which provides accounts receivable management, collections, co-sourcing and consulting services to the health-care industry, has partnered with Lazarus Alliance for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance services, penetration testing, and proactive cyber security policies to protect the highly sensitive data on its systems.
CEO Brian Cattie said, “As a small business, ProCo takes great pride in securing our clients’ data to the maximum degree. Lazarus Alliance has worked with our personnel to complete an extensive program to secure our process and technology in a cost efficient manner.”
It’s important for debt recovery firms to seek the help of an experienced QSA who can sit down with them, explain the PCI requirements that apply to their industry, and ensure that all of the correct processes and controls are in place.
Lazarus Alliance is a PCI DSS Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company that has been approved by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) to measure organizations’ compliance with the PCI DSS audit standard. All businesses that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information are required to comply with PCI DSS that includes debt collection agencies.
“Collection firms like retailers accept credit cards as a form of payment for debts,” explained Michael Peters, CEO of Lazarus Alliance. “This alone means they must comply with PCI DSS.”
Because PCI DSS compliance requirements are so specific and go into so much technical detail, a firm that ensures it is in line with PCI DSS is well-positioned to comply with other applicable security standards, such as HIPAA. Also, while PCI DSS compliance does not equate to data security in and of itself, it provides a strong base on which organizations can build a comprehensive cyber security plan.
“It’s important for debt recovery firms to seek the help of an experienced QSA who can sit down with them, explain the PCI requirements that apply to their industry, and ensure that all of the correct processes and controls are in place,” said Peters.
In addition to PCI QSA assessment services, Lazarus Alliance is performing penetration testing for ProCo and helping the company with its internal cyber security policies, all using Continuum GRC’s IT Audit Machine (ITAM). The ITAM is a proprietary software package that helps organizations automate their governance, risk, and compliance efforts so that they can save time and money while ensuring that they are complying with important industry and regulatory standards and protecting themselves from cyber attacks.
“Compliance and cyber security are a continuous effort, not a one-time fix,” explained Peters. “The ITAM takes the pain out of the compliance process, and it helps companies like ProCo save a lot of time and money without sacrificing data security.” Source :