The HIPAA Security Rule for Business Associates are largely dependent upon putting in place comprehensive operational, business specific, and information security policies and procedures. Add to the fact of the pronouncement of the Final Omnibus Rulings in January, 2013, and HIPAA compliance has now taken on a whole new level of seriousness and attention for Business Associates. One of the biggest changes is the expansion of the original definition of an actual Business Associate, which is now defined as the following:

“…a person or entity that creates, receives, maintains or transmits protected health information to perform certain functions or activities on behalf of a covered entity”. Additionally, the following three (3) different types of service providers are now specifically identified as business associates under the final rule:

1. Health information organizations, e-prescribing gateways, and other people or entities that provide data transmission services to a covered entity with respect to protected health information and that require access on a routine basis to such protected health information

2. People or entities that offer personal health records to one or more individuals on behalf of a covered entity

3. Subcontractors that create, receive, maintain or transmit protected health information on behalf of business associates

HIPAA Security Rule for Business Associates | It’s About Policies and Procedures | Learn More
It means that more and more companies are being swept up and into the HIPAA regulatory compliance framework, which also means putting in place dozens of comprehensive operational, business specific, and information security policies and procedures. If you look at the actual HIPAA Security Rule, which is contained in sections §164.302 through §164.318, pay attention to section’s 164.308 (Administrative), 164.310 (Technical), and 164.312 (Physical) safeguards, which require upwards of fifty (50) – that’s right – 50 different policies, procedures.  Learn more about NDB's HIPAA expertise and the complimentary HIPAA Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

HIPAA Security Rule for Business Associates | Call for Fixed Fee Quote Today from the Experts
HIPAA compliance is growing by leaps and bounds for Business Associates, Covered Entities, and all other related parties. What’s needed are expert consulting services, one that offers comprehensive policies and procedures templates, along with industry leading guidance and support from trusted HIPAA experts. Call Charles Denyer today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more and receive a competitive, fixed fee.  Learn more about NDB's HIPAA expertise and the complimentary HIPAA Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

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What are the similarities and difference when it comes to SSAE 16 vs. ISAE 3402? That's a question posed often by interested parties seeking learn more about the SSAE 16 AICPA attest standard and the IFAC ISAE 3402 assurance standard. They both have been developed for purposes of reporting on controls at service organizations, and they both also are a result of collaborative efforts by the AICPA and IFAC.

As for the similarities, notable points are the following:

1. Both SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 reports can be "Type 1" or "Type 2"
2. They both require a description of their "system", along with requiring management of the service organization to provide a written statement of "assertion".
3. They are issued by Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and Chartered Accountants (CA) - official designations in the field of accountancy.
Additionally, both standards closely align themselves in many other areas, and they both originated out of a collaborative effort by notable entities (AICPA, IFAC) to create more globally accepted accounting principles. ISAE 3402 was going to move forward, and the AICPA – already having plans to retire the aging SAS 70 auditing standard – put forth the SSAE 16 standard that contained many elements of ISAE 3402. In fairness, no one standard was really “ahead” of the other – rather –a joint effort was initiated to create both SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402. Additionally, they’re both experiencing great success, as witnessed by the overwhelming acceptance and adoption of SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 on the global business arena.  Learn more about NDB's compliance expertise and the complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packets, along with our complimentary PCI DSS Policy Packets and also SOC 1 Policy Packets we provide to our clients for each enagement. It truly makes a difference for each audit!

SSAE 16 & ISAE 3402 Differences worth Noting
But there are differences for which interested parties should be aware of, such as the following:

  • Intentional Acts by Service Organization Personnel
  • Anomalies
  • Direct Assistance
  • Subsequent Events
  • Statement Restricting Use of the Service Auditor’s Report
  • Documentation Completion
  • Engagement Acceptance and Continuance
  • Disclaimer of Opinion
  • Elements of the SSAE Report that are not Required in the ISAE 3402 Report

NDB Accountants & Consultants | SSAE 16 & ISAE 3402 Reporting Compliance Experts
These aforementioned areas can be explained to you in a comprehensive manner by a competent and well-qualified PCAOB CPA firm, such as NDB Accountants & Consultants. In all honestly, most of these difference are technical in nature, along with being the responsibility of the practitioner (i.e. CPA or CA) conducting the actual SSAE 16 or ISAE 3402 assessment. If you really want to learn about these technical differences, then visit the official AICPA bookstore and purchase the following document: “Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization – SSAE 16”. Call 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, and speak with Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, to discuss NDB’s SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 competitive, fixed-fee services for Type 1 and Type 2 reporting.

 

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PCI DSS Level 1 assessments and SSAE 16 Type 2 compliance reporting have quickly become some of the most recognizable regulatory compliance requirements facing businesses today. Regardless of industry or business sector, organizations of all types and sizes are increasingly being called upon to become BOTH PCI DSS Level 1 compliant and SSAE 16 Type 2 compliant. These can be notable expenses indeed, and often they're performed by two different organizations, thus removing any audit efficiencies that ultimately can be obtained when using the services of a single, competent, and trusted accounting and consulting firm. What's really needed for audit efficiency is to find a firm that's both a licensed Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm and licensed Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC), and that's NDB.  Learn more about NDB's PCI DSS expertise and the complimentary PCI Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

PCI DSS Level 1 Assessments and SSAE 16 Type 2 Compliance Services Offered by NDB
With NDB, you'll be the beneficiary of years of regulatory compliance expertise that has allowed our highly trained staff to develop comprehensive audit methodologies that cover BOTH a PCI DSS Level 1 assessment and an SSAE 16 Type 2 assessment simultaneously. That's right, you can earn certification with PCI, along with compliance against the SSAE 16 standard at the very same time. There's no need to divide the process into two different sets of activities, whereby auditors come and go a number of times in regards to fieldwork and other activities.

PCI DSS and SSAE 16 | Audit Efficiencies and Fixed Fees | Call NDB Today
Many of the twelve (12) PCI DSS requirements in place often suffice for a number of general I.T. controls relating to SSAE 16 audits. Change management procedures, system hardening, anti-virus - and many other mandated provisions within the actual Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are often found in high-quality SSAE 16 reporting. NDB stresses the phrase "high quality" because unlike PCI DSS - which is very prescriptive in its requirements - SSAE 16 Type 1 and Type 2 assessment reporting requirements are much looser and flexible. Sure, there a number of items definitely required for SSAE 16 compliance, but the manner for which they are represented are much different than that of PCI.  Learn more about NDB's PCI DSS expertise and the complimentary PCI Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

Nevertheless, both PCI DSS Level 1 compliance and SSAE 16 Type 2 reporting are fast becoming requirements for many entities today, so why not use the trusted services of a highly proven and efficient firm – one that is nationally recognized from coast to coast? Call today for a fixed fee quote.  Contact Christopher G. Nickell, CPA at NDB today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, to learn more about undertaking both PCI DSS Level 1 compliance and SSAE 16 Type 2 compliance at the same time.

 

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Call NDB Advisory today for Tennessee HIPAA Security & Privacy Compliance auditing and consulting services. With years of working with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – simply known as HIPAA to everyone – NDB Advisory can actively assist covered entities and business associates put in place comprehensive healthcare compliance provisions.

With the pronouncement of the final Omnibus Ruling in January, 2013, HIPAA has gained immense regulatory compliance power, and the Department of Health and Human Services fully expects to flex its muscle on these issues. It means that any organization storing, processing, and/or transmitting Protected Health Information (PHI) needs to gets serious, once and for all. If you’re business in Tennessee is classified as a covered entity or business associate, then it’s time to talk the experts at NDB.  

 

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In need of HIPAA compliance consultants and auditors in Atlanta, GA – then call the HIPAA regulatory specialists today at NDB Advisory and speak with senior HIPAA specialist Charles Denyer at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705, or email him directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Charles and his staff at NDB Advisory have years of real-world, hands on experience working with many of North America’s most pressing and challenging healthcare laws, mandates, and regulations, - most notably that of HIPAA. With the pronouncement of the final Omnibus Ruling in January, 2013, the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules have now gained some serious regulatory compliance teeth, such as a wide range of mandates for covered entities and business associates, along with heavy fines for non-compliance. Now is the time to seek out a trusted HIPAA expert, somebody with years of healthcare, information security, and compliance expertise – that’s Charles Denyer of NDB Advisory, one of the nations most experienced HIPAA compliance consultants and auditors.  Learn more about NDB's HIPAA expertise and the complimentary HIPAA Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

HIPAA compliance Consultants and Auditors in Atlanta, GA | Talk to the Experts at NDB
What’s interesting – and often overlooked –when it comes to HIPAA compliance is the need for literally dozens of comprehensive operational, business specific, and information security policies and procedures. This is due largely to the volume of mandates put forth by both the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules requiring policies, procedures, and processes to be thoroughly documented. This mandate alone can cost organizations hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars - but it shouldn’t – especially when using the trusted services of well-skilled HIPAA compliance consultants in Atlanta, GA, such as Charles Denyer of NDB Advisory, along with his highly capable staff.  Learn more about NDB's HIPAA expertise and the complimentary HIPAA Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

Another important component of HIPAA compliance is that of employee and workforce member security awareness training, for which NDB can provide high-quality, extremely cost-effective training material. We’ve developed PowerPoint slides, employee training manuals – and other supporting documentation – for ensuring you receive comprehensive and up-to-date material for employees. In need of HIPAA compliance consultants and auditors in Atlanta, GA – then contact the HIPAA regulatory specialists today at NDB Advisory and speak with senior HIPAA specialist Charles Denyer at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705, or email him directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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North Carolina SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 reporting and compliance auditors and services are available from NDB Accountants & Consultants (NDB), one of the Southeast’s most trusted and well-respected PCAOB CPA firms. With years of experience performing regulatory compliance audits and assessments – starting with the SAS 70 standard in 1992 - NDB offers competitive, fixed fees for SOC 1 SSAE 16, SOC 2 and SOC 3 AT 101, along with other compliance mandates (i.e., PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, and more). Additionally, we’ve performed SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 assessments on dozens of various industries and business sectors, such as manufacturing, healthcare, technology, and many others.  Learn more about NDB's data center expertise and the complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packets, along with our complimentary PCI DSS Policy Packets and also SOC 1 Policy Packets we provide to our clients for each enagement. It truly makes a difference for each audit!

North Carolina | Charlotte SOC 1 2 3 Compliance Auditors | SSAE 16 | AT 101 | Fixed Fees
It’s important to note that one of the most essential requirements for SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 reporting is the ability for service organizations to have numerous operational and information security policies and procedures in place – essential forms that speak to the practice and application of one’s entire I.T. landscape. Companies are generally very good at what they do - after all - they wouldn’t be in business if that’s the case. Yet with continued growth of customers and service lines, one thing often gets left behind is documented operational and information security policies and procedures. NDB has years of experience developing such documentation, from commonly needed network security policies and procedures to more specific operational and business forms, checklists, and other supporting material. And because business models obviously differ from one organization to the other, NDB has hundreds of high-quality templates to pick and choose from.

North Carolina | Charlotte SOC 1 2 3 Compliance Auditors | SSAE 16 | AT 101 | Fixed Fees
It’s just another reason to consider us as your SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 compliance auditors for today’s North Carolina businesses. Compliance is here to stay - there’s no debating that - trust the services of an experienced and proven firm, one with deep roots in the South, yet also a nationally recognized footprint. Call and speak with Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706 to learn more, or email him directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

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Call NDB Advisory for North Carolina (Charlotte and surrounding areas) PCI QSA compliance assessments from one of the Southeast’s leading providers of Level 1 onsite assessments as required by a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA). With deep roots nationally - and in the Southeast - NDB Advisory and its affiliate firm - NDB Accountants & Consultants - has a strong footprint in the “Tar Heel” state, helping businesses with today’s ever-growing, demanding, and complex regulatory compliance requirements. If your organization stores, processes, and/or transmits cardholder data, then becoming compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), is an absolute requirement. Learn more about NDB's PCI DSS expertise and the complimentary PCI Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

North Carolina | Charlotte PCI QSA Compliance Assessments | Consulting Audits | Fixed Fees
NDB Advisory, under the direct of their senior PCI-QSA, Charles Denyer, provides North Carolina businesses with the following comprehensive, cost-effective, and efficient PCI DSS services:

  • PCI DSS Readiness Assessments and Gap Analysis procedures.
  • PCI policy and procedure writing services for all mandated PCI documents for each of the twelve (12) reporting requirements.
  • Level 1 onsite assessments as required by a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA).
  • Penetration testing (network layer and application layer) and vulnerability scanning (internal and external).
  • Administrative assistance with filing all necessary documentation with all major payment brands.
  • Continued quarterly compliance initiatives for helping ensure that North Carolina businesses do in fact STAY compliant with the PCI DSS provisions.

North Carolina | Charlotte PCI QSA Compliance Assessments | Consulting Audits | Fixed Fees
Do you have a business in the Charlotte metro area that stores, processes, and/or transmits cardholder data and are looking for a well-qualified, highly-competent Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA)? Contact PC-QSA Charles Denyer of NDB Advisory today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705, or email him directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Charles and his staff at NDB Advisory can provider Charlotte, NC businesses with a cost-effective, proven, high-quality Level 1 onsite assessment. PCI is only going to continue to grow in scope in the coming years, so now’s the time for Charlotte businesses to seek out the services of a well-qualified security specialist.  Learn more about NDB's PCI DSS expertise and the complimentary PCI Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

PCI DSS Assessments and Compliance Services | Fixed Fees

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Call the experts at NDB for comprehensive South Carolina HIPAA Security & Privacy | HITECH auditors and consultants in helping meet the new guidelines with the final omnibus rule (“Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic act and Clinical Health Act” | Federal Registrar). Both Covered Entities (CE) and Business Associates (BA) should be concerned with the final omnibus rule, which contains the following noted provisions:

  • Expanded requirements and overall accountability for “business associates”.
  • Amendments made as to what is actually defined as a “breach”.
  • Security Rule and Privacy Rule amendments.
  • Enforcement rule amendments.

South Carolina (GA) HIPAA Security, Privacy HITECH Compliance Auditors, Consultants | NDB
It’s quite a bit to take in, and probably the most fundamentally important aspect to grasp is the need for documented information security policies and procedures. It means that Covered Entities (CE) will need to expand upon their existing set of policies, while Business Associates (BA) will need to greatly increase their information security documentation library. When you look at the Security standards, which are detailed under Part 164 - Security and Privacy, with Subpart C 164.308 discussing the Administrative Safeguards, 164.310 discussing the Physical Safeguards, and 164.312 discussing the Technical Safeguards - there’s a large number of documented policies and procedures you’ll need to develop. With years of performing HIPAA Security and Privacy assessments, trust NDB as your comprehensive South Carolina HIPAA Security & Privacy | HITECH auditors and consultants - we can help. Call and speak directly with Charles Denyer at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Learn more about NDB's HIPAA expertise and the complimentary HIPAA Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

South Carolina (GA) HIPAA Security, Privacy HITECH Compliance Auditors, Consultants | NDB
Additionally, NDB provides numerous other regulatory compliance and consulting services, such as SOC 1 SSAE 16 and SOC 2 | SOC 3 (AT 101) reporting, PCI DSS Level 1 onsite assessments, along with numerous other services. It’s a challenging and ferocious business climate out there - no question about it - and many times it’s the compliance reporting that makes the difference between attracting and retaining clients versus continuously losing out to other providers. Whatever your compliance mandates and needs are, NDB has comprehensive, scalable, and cost-effective solutions for helping you grow today. Talk to the experts for your business today, call and speak with Charles Denyer at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Learn more about NDB's HIPAA expertise and the complimentary HIPAA Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

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Call NDB today for all your Alabama HIPAA, HITECH security and privacy compliance auditing and consulting needs. With years of proven performance in the healthcare industry, the trusted experts at NDB Accountants & Consultants can assist your organization in becoming compliant with the ever-growing HIPAA Security and Privacy rulings, along with the critically important HITECH provisions. Documented policies, procedures, and practices – it’s a large part of HIPAA and HITECH compliance, and NDB has the tools and resources for providing comprehensive and efficient healthcare security and compliance solutions – call and speak directly with Charles Denyer at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 today or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Learn more about NDB's HIPAA expertise and the complimentary HIPAA Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

Alabama HIPAA HITECH Security & Privacy Compliance Audits, Auditors, Consultants | NDB
What healthcare organizations need to be concerned with is ensuring they’re compliant with the final omnibus rule (“Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic act and Clinical Health Act” | Federal Registrar). It’s comprehensive indeed, with the following noted provisions you’ll need to be aware of:

  • Expanded requirements and overall accountability for “business associates”. Please keep in mind that the actual definition of a “business associate” has been amended to mean a “person or entity that creates, receives, maintains or transmits protected health information to perform certain functions or activities on behalf of a covered entity”.
  • Amendments made to what’s defined as a “breach”.
  • Security Rule and Privacy Rule amendments.
  • Enforcement rule amendments.

Policies and Procedures are a Big Part of HIPAA Security, Privacy and HITECH | Learn More
One of the biggest challenges facing healthcare organizations with regards to the revised HIPAA rulings is the need for comprehensive operational and information security policies and procedures. From being a covered entity (CE) to a business associate (BA), there’s literally a laundry list of policy and procedural documentation required. Your solution is the trusted HIPAA and HITECH compliance experts at NDB, so call and speak directly with our healthcare compliance expert Charles Denyer at 1-800-277-5415-ext. 705 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We’ve developed our own set of high-quality operational and information security documents essential for HIPAA compliance and other necessary compliance mandates, such as PCI, GLBA, etc.  Learn more about NDB's HIPAA expertise and the complimentary HIPAA Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

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Contact NDB Today for all your metro Atlanta, GA HIPAA, HITECH compliance auditing and consulting needs for what’s quickly becoming one of the most comprehensive and challenging regulatory compliance mandates. Dated January 25, 2013, the final omnibus rule (“Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic act and Clinical Health Act” | Federal Registrar) significantly enhances a patient’s privacy protections, provides individuals new rights to their health information, and strengthens the government’s ability to enforce the law. More specifically, the following key changes take effect:

  • Expanded definition of “business associate”.
  • Security Rule and Privacy Rule Amendments.
  • Amending what’s defined as a “breach”.
  • Enforcement rule amendments.

Atlanta, Georgia (GA) HIPAA HITECH Compliance Auditors, Consultants | Call Today
Simply stated, HITECH gave HIPAA more teeth, a broader scope and authority, finally turning the compliance legislation into what many had hoped for years ago - a serious and comprehensive approach to protecting health information. It is here, and businesses are spending considerable resources in expanding their HIPAA and HITECH policies, procedures, and practices. If you're business is based in the Atlanta, GA metro area and are seeking professional, high-quality, cost-effective assistance with the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules, and the HITECH provisions, then speak to the experts at NDB Advisory, compliance experts for healthcare and many other mandated initiatives. As for HIPAA compliance, please contact Charles Denyer at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.  Learn more about NDB's HIPAA expertise and the complimentary HIPAA Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

As for being HIPAA compliant - specifically in regards to its Security and Privacy provisions, it’s important to note the following:

The Security standards are detailed under Part 164 - Security and Privacy, with Subpart C 164.308 discussing the Administrative Safeguards, 164.310 discussing the Physical Safeguards, and 164.312 discussing the Technical Safeguards.
While there other notable sections within Subpart C, sections 164.308 to 164.312 are what organizations generally focus on in regards to HIPAA security.
The language for sections 164.308 to 164.312 is somewhat generic, ultimately requiring adaptation to one’s environment, which should be done under the guidance of a well-trained HIPAA compliance specialist, such as the experts at NDB.
Subpart E contains information pertaining to the Privacy standards, from 164.500 to 164.534.

Contact Charles Denyer today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all your metro Atlanta, GA HIPAA, HITECH compliance auditing and consulting needs.  Learn more about NDB's HIPAA expertise and the complimentary HIPAA Policy Packets we provide to our clients.

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Looking for high-quality regulatory compliance auditors in the Atlanta, GA metro area – a firm that provides competitive, fixed fees for SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 engagements, along with PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, and many other compliance initiatives? Then call the trusted experts today at NDB Accountants & Consultants (NDB) at 404-483-8485 and speak directly with Christopher G. Nickell, CPA or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . With years of performing regulatory compliance audits, NDB has the experience, and audit “know how” to get the job done right the first time, offering the following extensive list of services:

  • SOC 1 SSAE 16
  • SOC 2 and SOC 3 AT 101
  • PCI DSS Level 1 Onsite Assessments
  • Information Security Policy and Procedure Writing
  • And many more other services

Atlanta, Georgia (GA) Regulatory Compliance Auditors | CPA Firm | NDB | 404-483-8485
One of NDB’s signature service lines is policy and procedure writing – it’s a big component of regulatory compliance and only getting bigger. No matter what the law, regulation or industry specific mandate is, they all share a common trait in that documented operational, business specific, and information security policies and procedures are required. Instead of spending hundreds of precious man-hours developing your own documents, trust the high-quality templates and other supporting documentation developed exclusively by NDB. From critical network security forms to essential provisioning and hardening checklists, NDB has the documentation you need for meeting today’s demanding compliance requirements. 

Atlanta, Georgia (GA) Regulatory Compliance Auditors | SSAE 16 | PCI | HIPAA, and More
Policy and procedure writing services are just one of the many services provided for today’s demanding Atlanta businesses. One of the most challenging compliance requirements facing businesses today is that of The Department of Health and Human Services issuance of the final rule for modifying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules to implement statutory amendments under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (‘‘the HITECH" act). It's a groundbreaking ruling, one that requires a strong working knowledge of HIPAA and HITECH, such as NDB. It's just another example of the long list of compliance services offered by one of Atlanta's premier CPA firms. Call and speak with us today to learn more.

 

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Seeking a well-qualified firm for unclaimed property audits in Atlanta, GA, one with years of experience who can also provide a fixed-fee, then contact the Georgia unclaimed property audit experts at NDB Accountants & Consultants. Call and speak directly with Christopher. G. Nickell, CPA, at 404-483-8485, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Additionally, learn more about our national practice for unclaimed property audits. As for the state of Georgia, when somebody is an actual holder of property belonging to somebody else (owner), but contact has been lost with the owner for a specific period, the state of Georgia requests the property be remitted to them. The state of Georgia then becomes the chief custodian of such unclaimed property, which is largely financial assets, such as bank accounts, wages, etc.

Atlanta, Georgia (GA) Unclaimed Property Audits | Fixed Fees | 404-483-8485 | NDB Accountants
Many businesses unknowingly are holding assets that belong to individuals, thus state authorities in Georgia have the ability to audit companies for determining compliance with various unclaimed property laws. If you're found to be in violation, fines could be assessed from the state, along with other administrative challenges. Talk to the Georgia unclaimed property experts at NDB today, call Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, at 404-483-8485, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . NDB has years of experience in working with organizations relating to Georgia unclaimed property issues, and can assist your business in a timely manner, providing all necessary audit and assessment services needed.

NDB | Your Full Service Atlanta, Georgia Professional CPA Firm | Numerous Other Services
Along with being a leader in offering unclaimed property audits for Georgia businesses, the professionals at NDB also perform a wide-range of the following regulatory compliance, assessment, and attestation services:

  • AICPA Service Organization Control (SOC0 Reporting for SOC 1 SSAE 16, SOC 2 and SOC 3 AT 101.
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Level 1 Report’s on Compliance (RoC).
  • HIPAA | HITECH Compliance.
  • FISMS and NIST compliance.
  • GLBA compliance.
  • Regulation AB, USAP, and MERS compliance.
  • Information Security policy and procedure writing services.

Call Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, at 404-483-8485, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about NDB's services.

 

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In search of Tennessee SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 compliance auditors providing quality services and competitive fixed-fee rates, a firms with deep Tennessee ties, from Memphis to Johnson City, then contact Chris Nickell today at NDB Accountants & Consultants (NDB) for all your SOC 1 SSAE 16, SOC 2, AT 101 and SOC 3 SysTrust | WebTrust regulatory compliance reporting needs. With years of performing regulatory compliance audits for numerous service organizations around the country, NDB has the experience, knowledge and auditing “know-how” for getting you compliant - all in a cost-effective manner with our fixed-fee pricing model. NDB has spent hundreds of hours developing audit protocols and methodologies for SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 assessments, developing also a large - and ever-growing - list of information security policies, procedures, forms, checklists, templates, provisioning and hardening documents, etc. It’s important to note that policies and procedures are a large and growing component of SOC compliance, and NDB’s got you covered in a big way. Learn more about NDB's  complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packets, and also our SOC 1 Policy Packets we provide to our clients for each enagement. It truly makes a difference for each audit!

Tennessee SOC 1 2 3 Auditors | Competitive Fees | All Areas in TN | Fixed-Fees | Call Today
From SOC 1 SSAE 16 reporting to SOC 2 AT 101 and SOC 3 SysTrust and WebTrust services, NDB has the experience and audit “know-how” for Tennessee businesses. Additionally, an important component of SOC 1, 2, and 3 reporting is scope – effectively identifying the boundaries of an audit for purposes of client requests, while also ensuring cost-containment issues for clients. It’s a delicate balance, one that NDB has perfected with years of third-party reporting, starting with the historical SAS 70 auditing standard put forth in 1992. Regulatory compliance requirements aren’t going away, so if SOC compliance comes calling, pick up the phone and call the experts at NDB today, providers of SSAE 16 and AT 101 services for Tennessee businesses.

Call Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-5415, ex. 706 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about NDB’s SOC 1, 2, and 3 services for today’s Tennessee businesses - from Memphis to Johnson City, NDB’s got you covered.

 

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NDB Advisory offers PCI DSS Assessments to Nashville and Memphis businesses along with all other areas in Tennessee. From Memphis to Johnson City, NDB has a well-known presence and footprint in the volunteer state, having spent years issuing compliance reports (PCI, SSAE 16, and others) for many of Tennessee’s growing and dynamic businesses, and we can help you also. As for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) for Tennessee businesses, it’s important to note that merchants and service providers all across the state are being required to go through annual audits and other validation measures. Costly, time-consuming, technical - these are all the frustrations we hear from clients, yet NDB can calm those fears, offering competitive, fixed-fee services along with quality services that are second to none.  Learn more about NDB's complimentary PCI DSS Policy Packets we provide to our clients for each enagement. It truly makes a difference for each audit!

Tennessee PCI DSS Assessments | QSA Consulting Compliance | Fixed Fees | Quality Service
With PCI-QSA Charles Denyer (1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) as your trusted advisor (and a UTK alumni), NDB advisory can help any merchant and service provider in Tennessee with regards to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance.

Our comprehensive Tennessee PCI DSS services include the following:

  • Readiness Assessments and Gap Analysis findings.
  • Policy and Procedure writing services for both PCI DSS and general operational and information security areas.
  • Technical and operational remediation of security controls specifically related to the PCI DSS reporting requirements.
  • External and internal vulnerability scans, network layer and application layer penetration testing, along with customized security testing.
  • Administrative assistance in filing the Report on Compliance (RoC) with Visa.

Tennessee PCI DSS Assessments | Onsite QSA Reporting | Fixed Fees | Call Today
NDB Advisory’s PCI services for Tennessee businesses includes fixed-fees for all the above list services, ultimately allowing you to budget such costs and also know how much you’ll be paying, right down to the penny. If you’re storing, processing or transmitting cardholder data or are perceived to have a credible nexus with such information, then the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) requirements will come knocking soon. Payment gateways and others in the card processing space are actively identifying all non-compliance entities, so beware. Give PCI-QSA Charles Denyer a call today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 to learn more about NDB’s PCI DSS compliance audit and assessment services for Tennessee businesses.

 

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Businesses in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and all throughout TN turn to NDB as their SOC 1 SSAE 16 auditors. With years of performing SAS 70, PCI, and SSAE 16 compliance reports through the state of Tennessee, NDB has the experience, depth, and business know-how for helping you get compliant - all with a competitive, fixed-fee pricing model. SOC 1 SSAE 16 audits are becoming a large and growing compliance mandate for many Tennessee business providing critical outsourcing services, such as data centers, third party administrators (TPA), technology specific vendors, and many other types of organizations. Furthermore, SOC 1 SSAE 16 audits for Tennessee businesses can be a costly and taxing undertaking- but they don’t have to be - especially when utilizing the resources of NDB Accountants & Consultants (NDB). We’ve got deep roots in TN, from a large client list to employees consisting of UTK alumni - we know Tennessee, and can help your organization.  Learn more about NDB's  complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packets, and also our SOC 1 Policy Packets we provide to our clients for each enagement. It truly makes a difference for each audit!

Nashville, Memphis, TN SOC 1 SSAE 16 Auditors | Fixed Fees | All Areas in TN | Call Today
Please keep in mind that successful SOC 1 SSAE 16 reporting is also highly dependent upon having a large number of documented policies and procedures in place, particularly those for operational and information security areas within your organization. NDB has spent years writing policies and procedures, developing our very own set of easy-to-use and customize policies, procedures, forms, checklists, templates, and so much more. It’s just another example of how we offer much more than most other compliance audit firms. If you’re a Tennessee business in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and are considering SOC 1 SSAE 16 compliance in the near future - give NDB a call - we’ll provide you with a competitive, fixed fee and quality service.

Nashville, Memphis, TN SOC 1 SSAE 16 Auditors | Trusted Compliance Experts | Call Today
It seems as if every organization is outsourcing some type of product or service offering to another entity, either local, nationally, or even abroad. Investors, regulators, senior management, and customers - the list seems endless - they all want assurances of strong internal control practices, which means the well-known SOC 1 SSAE 16 reporting framework comes into play. If you’re in need of a SOC 1 SSAE 16 assessment and reside in TN, then contact NDB today, Tennessee’s well-known SOC 1 SSAE 16 auditors, and providers of SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA | HITECH, FISMA, ISO, and PCI DSS compliance. Call Chris Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706 to obtain a competitive, fixed fee today.

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Trust NDB Accountants & Consultants (NDB) as your Birmingham, Alabama SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 compliance auditors. With years of real-world experience performing third-party assurance engagements, NDB has the experience, staff, and audit know-how for providing quality services, along with competitively priced fixed fees. Today’s growing regulatory compliance drumbeat is forcing many Alabama businesses to undergo SOC 1, SOC 2, and/or SOC 3 reporting compliance, which can be a costly and taxing proposition, both operationally and financially. The key is finding a quality, yet competitively priced organization, one with deep ties to Alabama, yet also a nationally recognized PCAOB CPA firm - that’s NDB.  Learn more about NDB's  complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packets, and also our SOC 1 Policy Packets we provide to our clients for each enagement. It truly makes a difference for each audit!

Birmingham, Alabama SOC 1 2 3 Compliance Auditors | Competitive Fees | All Areas in AL
One of the most important components for ensuring a successful SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 assessment process is having a comprehensive, enterprise-wide operational and information security policies and procedures in place. It’s actually one of the most often overlooked areas in regulatory compliance, but the AICPA Service Organization Control (SOC) framework, particularly SOC 2 and SOC 3, require policies and procedures. As your Alabama SOC compliance auditors, NDB has literally hundreds of high-quality, well-written operational, business specific, and information security policies and procedures forms, checklists, templates - and more - readily available for clients to use. It’s just another example of what separates NDB apart from other SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 providers in Alabama, or anywhere else in the country.

Trusted and Proven SOC 1 2 3 Compliance Auditors | Competitive Fees | All Areas in Alabama
SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 reports can be an expensive and time-consuming process - but they don't have to be - especially when relying on the high-quality services of a proven PCAOB CPA firm, such as NDB Accountants & Consultants. Give us a call today and we'll provide your organization with a competitive, fixed-fee - call Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Regulatory compliance is here to stay, that means continued mandates for SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 reporting for many of Alabama's top businesses - so talk to the experts today at NDB Accountants & Consultants.

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For Birmingham, AL PCI DSS assessments, call one of the Southeast's most trusted and proven QSA consulting compliance experts, that's PCI-QSA Charles Denyer at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today. Charles and his staff at NDB Advisory have performed numerous PCI DSS engagements throughout Alabama and Georgia and can provide your organization with a comprehensive, yet competitively priced, fixed-fee for Level 1 onsite PCI DSS reporting. Additionally, NDB advisory also offers numerous complimentary PCI DSS services, such as the following:

  • PCI DSS Readiness Assessments and Gap Analysis findings.
  • PCI Policy and Procedure Writing Services.
  • Technical remediation of security controls for specific in-scope PCI DSS system components.
  • External and internal vulnerability scans, along with network layer and application layer penetration testing.
  • Administrative assistance in filing the actual Report on Compliance (RoC) with VISA and other major card brands. Note: Being listed on Visa's global service provider list can take some time, thus it's best advised to utilize an experienced, competent PCI-QSA to assist in such endeavors.

Birmingham AL PCI DSS Assessments | QSA Consulting Compliance | Call NDB Today
PCI compliance has quickly become without question one of the most widely recognized regulations throughout the globe - it's even been codified into law in some states in North America - so choose a trusted expert to assist for your PCI reporting, that's NDB Advisory. Call and speak with PCI-QSA Charles Denyer at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705, or email him directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Charles will take the time to speak with you, discussing your needs, challenges, and concerns regarding compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) provisions.  Learn more about NDB's complimentary PCI DSS Policy Packets we provide to our clients for each enagement. It truly makes a difference for each audit!

Birmingham AL PCI DSS Assessments | QSA Consulting Compliance | Fixed Fees
PCI is only going to become more of a requirement for any organization having a true and credible relationship with cardholder data, so get compliant today, call PCI-QSA Charles Denyer at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705. We offer competitive, fixed-fee engagements and quality service from trusted cyber specialists with years of real-world, in the “trenches” experience. Rely on NDB for Birmingham, AL PCI DSS assessments and QSA consulting compliance expertise.

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Looking for Birmingham, Alabama SOC 1 SSAE 16 auditors - then trust the experts at NDB Accountants & Consultants, one of the region’s most well-recognized and respected PCAOB CPA firms specializing in SOC 1 SSAE 16 compliance. With years of regulatory compliance experience - beginning with the historical SAS 70 auditing standard - NDB has performed literally hundreds of third-party assessment reports for a wide range of industries and business sectors. From manufacturing to technology and healthcare - just to name a select few - NDB has provided cost-effective, fixed-fee SOC 1 SSAE 16 assessments, and can provide the same to your organization.  Learn more about NDB's  complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packets, and also our SOC 1 Policy Packets we provide to our clients for each enagement. It truly makes a difference for each audit!

We provide much more than just SOC 1 SSAE 16 reports for Birmingham, Alabama businesses - that’s right - NDB has the following numerous supporting services for helping ensure an efficient and transparent auditing process:

  • SOC 1 SSAE 16 Readiness Assessments and Gap Analysis procedures.
  • Operational and information security policy and procedure writing.
  • Technical remediation for any information security controls requiring such.
  • Ongoing, quarterly compliance monitoring of internal controls.

Birmingham, Alabama SOC 1 SSAE 16 Auditors | Competitively Priced Fixed Fees
NDB has also developed a highly structured process for ensuring the entire SOC 1 SSAE 16 process is efficient, yet scalable and transparent also. We start off with a series of readiness questionnaires, along with offering numerous policy and procedure templates, then moving forward with putting together a comprehensive list of deliverables for the engagement. At the same time, we’re working hard on other aspects of the SSAE 16 engagement for ensuring no delays whatsoever. Talk to the Birmingham, Alabama SOC 1 SSAE 16 auditors today at NDB and receive a competitive, fixed-fee proposal.

Birmingham, Alabama SOC 1 SSAE 16 Auditors | Experienced | Trustworthy | Call Today
We’ve worked with many Alabama clients over the years, providing high-quality, competitively priced regulatory compliance reporting, and can do the same for your organization. Trust NDB as your Alabama SOC 1 SSAE 16 auditors. We’re not just limited to Birmingham also - anywhere in the state - we’ll provide quality services. To learn more, call Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today. NDB also provides SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, and ISO compliance for today’s growing and demanding regulatory compliance laws, legislation, and industry specific rulings.

SOC 1 SSAE 16 Assessments & Audits | Fixed Fees

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Trust NDB as your South Carolina SOC 1 2 3 CPA compliance auditors - providers of competitively priced fixed fees for SOC 1 SSAE 16, SOC 2 | SOC 3 AT 101 SysTrust and WebTrust assessments and reporting. For Columbia, Charleston, Greeneville, or wherever you’re located in South Carolina, the experts at NDB Accountants & Consultants (NDB) have spent years working with businesses in the Palmetto state, and are ready to serve you. Our audit measures are comprehensive, top-notch, high-quality, and our engagement fees are competitively priced, always set at a “fixed fee” - that’s a win-win situation for your business. NDB also has vast industry experience with a wide variety of sectors in South Carolina, such as healthcare, debt collection, call centers, and many other organizations.  Learn more about NDB's  complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packets, and also our SOC 1 Policy Packets we provide to our clients for each enagement. It truly makes a difference for each audit!

South Carolina SOC 1 2 3 CPA Compliance Auditors | Competitively Priced Fixed Fees
As for a brief background on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Service Organization Control (SOC) Reports, SOC 1 reporting utilizes the SSAE 16 professional standard, while SOC 2 and SOC 3 rely on AT 101 reporting measures. Additionally, SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports incorporate what’s known as the SysTrust | WebTrust Trust Services Principles (TSP), a framework of principles that’s often used for many of today’s technology oriented service organizations. NDB has years of experience performing all SOC (1, 2, 3) reports, and can provide any South Carolina business with a highly competitive, fixed fee - just give Christopher G. Nickel, CPA, a call at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706 to learn more.

South Carolina SOC 1 2 32 CPA Compliance Auditors | Quality, Depth, and Experience
NDB also offers policy and procedures templates for SOC 1 2 3 reporting, which is important to note in that a large part of complying with the Trust Services Principles (TSP) and their accompanying domains require auditor validation of such documents. With years of experience in regulatory compliance, we’ve painstakingly developed our very own set of operational and information security documents - hundreds of high-quality, professionally developed templates - ready to give to our customers. That’s the NDB difference, so please consider us as your South Carolina SOC 1 2 3 CPA compliance auditors - you’ll receive a highly competitive fixed fee, and a commitment from us that’s second to none. Call Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Looking for trusted, proven South Carolina SSAE 16 auditors for Columbia, Charleston, Greenville - and all other parts of the state - capable of providing competitively priced, fixed fees? Call the SSAE 16 experts at NDB Accountants & Consultants (NDB), a nationally recognized PCAOB CPA firm with deep ties to the Palmetto state, with clients all throughout South Carolina. From TPA’s to call centers, and many other businesses, NDB has been providing regulatory compliance services to South Carolina for many years, and we can help your organization today. NDB offers highly competitive, fixed fee pricing, along with quality services from well-skilled auditors with years of real-world, in the trenches experience. Because of the growing need for SSAE 16 audits, both SSAE 16 Type 1 and Type 2 assessments, South Carolina businesses need a capable, experienced firm - that’s NDB.  Learn more about NDB's  complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packets, and also our SOC 1 Policy Packets we provide to our clients for each enagement. It truly makes a difference for each audit!

South Carolina SSAE 16 Auditors | Competitively Priced Fixed Fees | Years of Experience
NDB also provides numerous SSAE 16 supporting services, such as readiness assessments, gap analysis engagements, even operational and information security policy and procedure writing. Because most organizations always require some type of remediation prior to the commencement of an actual SSAE 16 Type 1 or Type 2 assessment, it’s critical to offer such support services, particularly the policies and procedures, which organizations often lack. Additionally, NDB also offers multi-year, fixed-fee pricing models for organizations seeking long-term cost efficiencies from a nationally recognized PCAOB CPA firm specializing in regulatory compliance. If you’re in South Carolina and require a SOC 1 SSAE 16 assessment, we hope you’ll consider NDB Accountants & Consultants.

Call Christopher G. NIickell, CPA, today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about NDB’s South Carolina SSAE 16 audit services, and the many other compliance services, such as SOC 2 and SOC 3 reporting, HIPAA, PCI DSS compliance, and more.

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From I.T.consultants to seasoned regulatory compliance auditors, our firm's wide expertise is diverse, cross-functional, and highly experienced in all our service lines.

From I.T.consultants to seasoned regulatory compliance auditors, our firm's wide expertise is diverse, cross-functional, and highly experienced in all our service lines.