Are You Prepared For Hackers?

*The Threat Of Hackers*
**By Tony Garritano**

TonyG***Are you concerned about data security? You should be. In response to this new threat, vendors like Rentsys Recovery Services, a provider of disaster recovery solutions for businesses ranging from community banks and credit unions to enterprise organizations, have completed Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) audits, which examine and identify potential risks associated with Rentsys’ information systems.

****In this case, Rentsys’ completion of the comprehensive audit between September 2012 and March 2013 validates its commitment to providing its customers with secure technology and services. The audit’s principles test for security against unauthorized access, availability for operation, process integrity, confidentiality and privacy. In addition, the SOC 2 audit includes data collection, testing, observation of operations, reviewing of documentation and security procedures and analysis.

****Garland Heart Management Group, an independent auditing firm, conducted the audit and formally evaluated and rigorously tested Rentsys’ processes, procedures and information systems to ensure the company meets regulatory standards.

****“Our achieved compliance of the SOC 2 audit demonstrates Rentsys’ knowledge of the testing requirements as well as our commitment to our customers having the highest levels of data security,” said Walt Thomasson, managing director of Rentsys Recovery Services.

****Founded in 1995, College Station, Texas-based Rentsys Recovery Services is a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity solutions for businesses ranging from small bank branches to large enterprise organizations. Has your vendor been audited?

Tony Garritano
Tony Garritano is chairman and founder at PROGRESS in Lending Association. As a speaker Tony has worked hard to inform executives about how technology should be a tool used to further business objectives. For over 10 years he has worked as a journalist, researcher and speaker in the mortgage technology space. Starting this association was the next step for someone like Tony, who has dedicated his career to providing mortgage executives with the information needed to make informed technology decisions. He can be reached via e-mail at tony@progressinlending.com.