Audit & Compliance

PCI Compliance

A PCI Compliance audit is a routine required of merchants, service providers, and processors that process card transactions to make sure that they are compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) set up by various credit card companies. Organizations are required to undergo regular PCI compliance audits, or a suspected violation can trigger an audit. PCI compliance audits are done by qualified security assessors—White Wings Technologies that looks at point-of-sale systems and other parts of a business IT infrastructure to determine whether internal operations meet the standard for cardholder information security. White Wings gives organizations a risk assessment that shows them their current situation in terms of PCI compliance.

Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard requires hard work and preparation as it is not simply a technical issue. It is a process that requires recognizing the significance of your payment processes and systems and acting to ensure they meet the standards expected by the PCI Security Standards Council. To be compliant, the organizations must have the capability to provide evidence that they comply with PCI security standards. Achieving and maintaining compliance with the PCI DSS can be an arduous process comprising of highly complex as well as technical requirements. White Wings being one of the few firms that is capable of fully comprehending the Standard and is ready to lead an implementation and ongoing support to maintain the standards. This will include not only the regular duties involved in meeting the requirements of the Standard, but also proving that the requirements are being met. In many cases, this can be relatively easily managed with a self-assessment questionnaire, but some organizations will be required to submit to a third-party PCI audit. Such audits can be challenging, especially if your organization has a reasonably complex or large cardholder data environment which means greater complexity and scope that increase the risk that the Standards are not being met.

While the path to proven compliance with the PCI DSS can be long and daunting, the penalties for failure can be severe. It is important for organizations facing a PCI audit to prepare for it at the very beginning of their implementation project. Applying the reactive approach will lead to playing catch-up leading to losing your ability to perform card transactions (as merchants, service providers, and processors), delays with reporting deadlines, and ultimately failed audits. Being prepared for the audit is the first proactive step organizations must take. It is as important of an objective compared to any other critical objective(s) of the business. Taking an organized approach developed with the complete process in mind should not simply be good business sense, it must be obligatory. White Wings Technologies understands the PCI Compliance requirements to conduct a successful audit, maintain the compliance even within the environment of rapidly increasing transactions, and delivering risk assessment reports.

HIPAA Compliance

What do I need to do to be confident that my organization will pass an audit from the OCR? Have you received a questionnaire from the OCR regarding the Phase 2 HIPAA audits? Are you unsure of what you need to do to be certain you’re prepared?

If you’re not confident in your overall compliance, we can help. Our HIPAA compliance audit process will take you through each of the HIPAA requirements and identify areas of concern, allowing you to proactively prepare for upcoming audits.

White Wings offers a wide array of services tailored to the healthcare industry to appropriately address each of the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules. We offer a HIPAA Risk Analysis, penetration testing, and a HIPAA compliance audit.

HIPAA Internal Audits—Who needs HIPAA privacy?

According to HIPAA laws, any Covered Entity is subject to the Privacy Rule, and non-compliance with the rule can result in potential OCR sanctions and reputational damage. According to the OCR, the most common types of Covered Entities that have been required to take corrective action are private practices, general hospitals, outpatient facilities, pharmacies, and health plans. With the threat landscape in the healthcare industry rapidly escalating, Covered Entities must take steps to go above and beyond HIPAA compliance through sophisticated information security and risk management practices.

Staying within HIPAA doesn't mean sacrificing technology to make your practice more agile. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was established keep personal health information confidential. The Health Information Technology for Economic. Non-compliance is extremely risky. Fortunately, White Wings has a strong understanding in IT security solutions and compliance pertaining to the healthcare industry and can implement new solutions to enhance your day-to-day workflows without stepping out of bounds with the rules. Your success is our success. Call us today - (212) 760-2520.

Audit Reports

Network & Risk Assessment Reports-- A network assessment report summarizes your existing infrastructure, and comprehensively measurements of the organization and productivity of your performance, management, security, and processes, helping to determine what solutions best produce greater efficiency, and a smoother functioning, of your infrastructure and overall network.

*Network Assessment Reports are comprised of -- Client Risk Summary Report, Full Detail Report, Asset Detail Report, & BDR Assessment Report*
A network assessment report will:
  1. Catch underused resources and overused resources, helping you to redistribute resources where they are needed.
  2. Identify zones where bandwidth is congested and provide relief.
  3. Fix any security holes that can potentially threaten, weaken, or otherwise negatively impact your network operations.
  4. Review your network’s actual configuration, helping you maximize present efficiency, and plan for the growth of the future.
How does network assessment help you in the long-run?

A network assessment will also give you a cleaner, more accurate picture of where your organization currently stands. This benefits you adapt to your plans so your present tasks can effectively grow into your vision of the future. You won’t only oversee what you want your network to be, but how you want it to get there. A network assessment ensures you accurately know your network -- all the in’s-and-out’s. Your network assessment report will deduce new security strategies and adjust for risk. In other words, you aren’t only preparing and planning, you’re providing protection. When a network is assessed, you’re protecting your infrastructure from future danger and complications. Having the utmost confidence in your network means you can plan bigger and better.