TECH LOCK, Inc. announces Tennessee-based collection company Automated Collection Services, Inc. (ACSI) is expanding their industry leading annual compliance audit to include the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) with their annual TECH LOCK® Certified audit.

The HITRUST CSF is a certifiable framework of security devoted to the protection of Protected Healthcare Information (PHI). Through HIRTUST, organizations can show full compliance with HIPAA as well as State laws like Texas H.B. 300. More info can be found at http://hitrustalliance.net/  and at http://hitrustalliance.net/texas/

“To remain effective and efficient serving our clients in today’s risk-based world, an organization’s information security program must evolve and make changes where necessary to protect our client’s sensitive data,” says Don Taylor, ACSI’s president.  “ACSI continually assesses information security risk and selects appropriate controls or standards to exceed our client requirements. ACSI’s addition of HITRUST this year is the “check” part of our Plan-Do-Check-Act on our controls regarding Protected Health Information (PHI) as well as all consumer data in ACSI’s environment. As noted in Ponemon Institute’s Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy, Healthcare organizations do not trust their third-party or business associates with sensitive patient,” achieving HITRUST will assist in changing that paradigm.”

“Healthcare organizations are entering a new frontier,” says Todd Langusch, TECH LOCK’s president and chief executive officer.  “Careful selection of third parties through a proper due diligence will be paramount in 2015. ACSI is one of the few agencies that recognize a conundrum with the term “HIPAA Compliance.” Through certifiable frameworks like PCI DSS and HITRUST, organizations like ACSI are taking the first step to show their clients a valid risk assessment. In the ARM Industry, the average or norm is to do only one audit or certifiable framework which falls short of required standards. In addition, the audit may be performed by auditors that are not 100% familiar with collection systems and processes which potentially puts that organization’s data at risk.”

For 26 years, ACSI has been a leading provider of collection services to the higher education, healthcare, retail, financial services and multifamily markets. ACSI’s national headquarters is in Nashville, Tennessee. Licensed nationally, ACSI is also recognized in middle Tennessee as “Top Workplaces”. Learn more at www.automatedcollections.com.

TECH LOCK, Inc. is a DBA International Approved Auditing Firm, Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA), Approved Scanning Vendor (PCI ASV), and HITRUST CSF Assessor specializing in holistic information security, compliance, and information technology solutions. TECH LOCK’s CEO is an ACA International Certified Instructor and former CIO of one of the largest debt buyers. TECH LOCK is the only auditing services company in the ARM Industry with these credentials and thus makes TECH LOCK uniquely skilled in serving ARM companies of all sizes as it relates to data security, regulatory compliance, and IT infrastructure needs. TECH LOCK is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). For more information, please visit www.techlockinc.com.


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