Compliance Auditing

Ensure your organization is in compliance with the rules and regulations governing your industry.


Laws, requirements, guidelines, and regulations are constantly changing and being updated. As these rules change, companies need to adapt their compliances or risk losing accreditations and the ability to do business. These rules and regulations are in place to protect consumers and the industries that service them. Failure to comply can lead to all sorts of trouble, including fines and (in the worst case) shutdowns.

Compliance audits through Partnered Solutions IT will allow you to rest assured that you are under compliance for HIPAA, PCI, NIST, and others security standards.

PCI Compliance

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies, regardless of size or number of transactions, that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.

Do You Need To Be PCI Compliant?

If you operate your own on-premise or self-hosted cloud commerce solution, then the short answer is, yes.

PCI Compliance Goals: 

  • Protect cardholder data
  • Build and maintain a secure network
  • Maintain a vulnerability management program
  • Implement strong access control measures
  • Maintain an information security policy

HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any company that deals with protected health information must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed.

At Partnered Solutions IT, we've provided HIPAA compliance auditing for various health care providers, including hospitals, clinics, dentists, and physicians.

According to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), the seven fundamental elements of an effective compliance program are:

  • Implementing written policies, procedures and standards of conduct.
  • Designating a compliance officer and compliance committee.
  • Conducting effective training and education.
  • Developing effective lines of communication.
  • Conducting internal monitoring and auditing.
  • Enforcing standards through well-publicized disciplinary guidelines.
  • Responding promptly to detected offenses and undertaking corrective action.

NIST Compliance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is responsible for developing information security standards and provides federal agencies with recommended requirements for protecting the confidentiality of controlled unclassified information.

In many cases, complying with NIST guidelines and recommendations will help federal agencies ensure compliance with other regulations, such as HIPAA, FISMA, or SOX.

Partnered Solutions IT will work closely with you to understand your business processes in order to understand the NIST special publication that best pertains to your organization.