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CSS Successfully Completes A Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Audit Type 1 For Their Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Managed Service

CLEVELAND, O.H. – October 14, 2015 – Certified Security Solutions (CSS), a global leader in enabling secure digital identity and access solutions, today announced that it has successfully completed a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Audit Type 1 examination for their Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Managed Service. CSS retained international business advisory firm Skoda Minotti for its SOC audit.

SOC is an internationally recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A SOC 2 Type 1 report is performed by an independent auditing firm and examines the controls and processes involved in storing, handling, and transmitting data securely. The successful completion of the voluntary engagement illustrates CSS’ commitment to maintain the most stringent controls for the security of its clients’ confidential information.

The rigorous SOC 2 Type 1 examination included detailed testing of CSS controls, such as network connectivity, firewall configuration, secure software development life cycle, computer operations, database access, data transmissions, backup, disaster recovery, fire suppression, and physical security. Following the audit, CSS received a Service Auditors’ Report with an unqualified opinion, demonstrating that CSS policies, procedures, and infrastructure for data protection, security, and confidentiality met or exceeded the stringent SOC 2 criteria.

“The successful completion of our SOC 2 Type 1 examination audit provides our clients with the assurance that the controls and safeguards we employ to protect and secure their data are first-rate,” said Kevin von Keyserling, CSS President & CEO.

SOC reports are increasingly important for data-handling providers since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation requiring business partners to have adequate internal controls. CSS clients can easily incorporate its Service Auditors’ Report in their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs as proof of appropriate controls. The report can also help CSS’ clients comply with other regulations, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999), and ISO 27001.

About Certified Security Solutions (CSS)

Certified Security Solutions (CSS) software and services simplify the design, deployment, monitoring, and management of trusted digital identities, making authentication scalable, flexible, and affordable. By enabling digital authentication, encryption, and signing technologies that safeguard access to identities, data, devices, and applications, CSS protects its clients’ most valuable resources, helping them minimize risk, protect assets, and reduce operational expense by safeguarding access to information. Visit www.css-security.com