Audit Defense

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Need expert representation to defend your organization in a security compliance audit?

Make Assura your defense team.

Audits are one of the ways regulators make sure organizations are adhering to security standards that have been put in place. Often they’re specific to your industry and can be complicated if you’re unaware of the process or what auditors specifically want from your organization. How you respond matters because mistakes can lead to repeat findings and escalated issues. The best way to handle an audit is to partner with experts who know how to navigate the inquiry to move through the process as quickly and painlessly as possible. Assura can be that partner for your organization. Our expert consultants are certified auditors, so we know exactly how to respond to questions or requests every step of the way.

What can Assura’s Audit Defense do for you?

  • Provides an expert acting as your “audit attorney” working on your behalf
  • Does all of the pre-audit preparation for you
  • Participates in the entrance and conferences
  • Handles communications with auditors
  • Prepares responses for you that address cybersecurity audit questions
  • Works with internal audit points-of-contact to coordinate consistent responses
  • Collects and tracks data exchanges between your organization and the auditors
  • Provides timely responses to auditor questions and issues to keep the audit moving forward
  • Prevents audit scope creep
  • Ensures reasonableness
  • Negotiates findings and comments
  • Prepares official responses, letters, and remediation plans

Compliance and security for any industry.

Guaranteed compliance with the following standards and regulations.

CJIS

COBIT

FERPA

FFIEC

FFIEC CAT

CMMC (RPO) Registered provider organization

GDPR

HIPAA/HITECH

HITRUST CSF

ISO 27001/27002

ISO 31000

IRS 1075

NIST CSF

NIST SP 800-53

NIST SP 800-37

NIST SP 800-171

PCI DSS

SOX

SSAE-18/SOC 2 & SOC for Cybersecurity

State-level data breach reporting and cyber security standards and data protection laws

If you get audited, Assura has you covered. Our AuditArmor™ Guarantee means that we guarantee our work to be compliant with the identified cybersecurity frameworks and regulatory requirements (unless waived by you). We defend our work at no additional cost. Yes, we’re serious. And yes, we’re that confident in the quality of our work. We have you covered from entrance conference to exit conference and will work with your auditor or regulator to defend our work. On the off chance that a change needs to be made to the deliverable, we’ll do that for free. It’s that simple.

How we’ve helped to protect industries like yours.

Education
Protecting a university’s network against both hackers and a student workforce.

A university approached Assura with a unique challenge that most other organizations don’t have. Because they employ students to help run various aspects of the school, they needed a way to ensure these work-study employees didn’t accidentally put the university’s data at risk.

government
Delivering cybersecurity solutions to 11 Virginia government localities at one time.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) challenged the Commonwealth of Virginia with helping to secure elections and making government localities cyber secure. Assura was approached by nearly a dozen together needing to overcome the same challenge in the same timeframe, yet each with its unique path to reaching success.

Business
ProDefense™ XDR: Quickly securing a global company's all-new virtual data call center.

A U.S. government contractor tapped a global company that specialized in workforce mobilization and staffing to create and staff a call center. Typically, this would not have been a significant challenge. However, this happened at the peak of the COVID-19 global pandemic, which meant the data center needed to be 100% remote while still being 100% compliant with Federal cybersecurity regulations – seemingly incompatible requirements. Assura had the solution.