ICS Corporation Contracts for HITRUST and SOC 2 Data Security Standards; Compliance Audits Being Administered by 360 Advanced

Eric Seward August 16, 2016

    ICS Corporation, a leader in innovative, creative marketing and distribution services for print/mail clients nationwide, has contracted for rigorous audits of its data security processes and systems in order to earn compliance under the demanding HITRUST CSF and Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) standards.

    The rigorous third-party examinations for which ICS has contracted are being administered by the professional IT assurance and compliance staff at 360 Advanced, a respected national Qualified Security Assessor, HITRUST CSF Assessor and Certified Public Accountant firm based in Tampa, FL.

    “Earning these designations will send a clear message to our clients and potential clients that ICS is dedicated to maintaining the strictest standards of data security and privacy in all of our operations,” commented Dennis Fish, company spokesperson. He added that the initiatives to achieve HITRUST and SOC 2 Type 1 standards is in response to demand in the marketplace as more contract specifiers understand their value and are requesting these levels of IT assurance and compliance.

    “We also know that these designations will give us a clear competitive advantage when competing for business in the ever-expanding healthcare services arena and other industries in which we have identified significant opportunities for growth,” said Fish.

    The HITRUST CSF Assurance Program delivers compliance assessment and reporting for HIPAA, HITECH, state, and business associate requirements. Leveraging the HITRUST CSF, the program provides healthcare organizations and their business associates with a common approach to managing security assessments that creates efficiencies and contains costs associated with multiple and varied assurance requirements.

    The objective of a SOC 2 Type 1 examination is the expression of an opinion about whether the control principles have been effectively designed to meet the requirements defined in the control principles.

    Established in 1965, ICS is a full-service print, mail and fulfillment business based in Philadelphia, PA.