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Federal Direct completes annual SOC 2 Type 2 + HITRUST CSF assessments; Achievement confirms marketing firm’s dedication to security compliance

July 12, 2018

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., July 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal Direct, a leading full-service direct marketing provider, has successfully completed its annual meticulous examination of its data security processes and controls under the SOC 2 Type 2 + HITRUST CSF standards.

The rigorous examinations that led to the achievement were administered by the IT assurance and compliance staff at 360 Advanced, a respected national Qualified Security Assessor, HITRUST CSF Assessor and CPA firm based in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The SOC 2 Type 2 is an AICPA created authoritative guidance providing service organizations a uniform method for disclosing independently assessed information about the design and operation of internal controls as they relate to one or more of the AICPA’s Trust Services Principles of Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality or Privacy.

HITRUST CSF is a certifiable framework that provides organizations with a comprehensive approach to healthcare regulatory compliance and risk management by rationalizing multiple healthcare-relevant regulations into a single overarching security framework.

The SOC 2 + HITRUST CSF converged reporting method affords response to a variety of security and controls inquiries, increasing the ability to provide a diverse client base and stakeholders requested information in an acceptable format that is efficient, flexible and reliable.

“Successful completion of the annual SOC 2 + HITRUST CSF assessment assures clients and potential customers that Federal Direct has the procedures and controls in place to manage their data securely,” said Angela Stubbs, President of Federal Direct. “It affords competitive advantage, client peace of mind and greatly enhances Federal Direct’s valued partner identity.”

ABOUT FEDERAL DIRECT

Federal Direct, founded in 1928, is a WBENC-certified woman-owned and managed, privately-held corporation that is a full-service direct marketing provider, offering an integrated mix of print, direct mail, fulfillment, creative, and data services.

ABOUT 360 ADVANCED

Services provided by 360 Advanced include HITRUST CSF, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, HIPAA Security/HITECH, Microsoft Vendor Policy and other security and compliance services for a variety of industries and business verticals nationwide.

For an initial consultation, please contact Eric Ratcliffe at eratcliffe@360advanced.com.

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