Compliance Services

Businesses in the Baltimore, MD and Washington DC areas that have FTC Safegaurds, CMMC, NIST 800-171, PCI 4, HIPAA compliance requirements, trust Advantage Industries to meet and maintain their compliance posture.

Compliance Services In Columbia, Howard County and Surrounding Areas

Recently, you learned your organization’s regulatory compliance was changing, and you need a cybersecurity expert for assistance. The hard part? The upfront costs, maintenance, and your industry’s regulation guideline requirements.

After researching, you discovered audits start at $10,000.00, the auditor’s documentation is time-sensitive, the process is yearly, and you’re left to fix the problems. Need a better solution? Before you move forward, contact Advantage Industries. You may be eligible for our no-cost, no-obligation audit.

What is Compliance as a Service?

Compliance as a Service is a process using cloud computing to store an organization’s data and manage their regulatory compliance. Compliance services providers, like Advantage Industries, offers an ongoing service. It continually updates your network security, policy manual, and submits updated regulatory reports.

Which Standard(s) is Your Business Required to Comply With?

Compliance-standards groups established recommended cybersecurity standards and frameworks to protect one or more industries. Below are six common standards groups. For additional information about your industry’s standards, contact us.
NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology is a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Cyber Insurance – Over the last 3 years Insurance companies that offer Cyber Insurance have taken a beating. This has resulted in them starting to write very specific cyber security requirements into their policies. In 2022, almost 1/3 of all cybersecurity claims were denied due to a failure to comply with these requirements.

HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act formed to protect health insurance coverage for employees, prevent fraud and abuse.
PCI-DSS – Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard controls the security of cardholder data, and to reduce credit card fraud by performing annual compliance validation conducted by a third party.

FTC Safeguards Rule – The Federal Trade Commission’s Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information became law in June 2023. It mandates that companies that are “financial in nature” or are “incidental to such financial activities”, must comply with the Rule’s very specific requirements. More importantly, it defines finacial companies much more broadly than what most people are used to. Examples include Accountants and any business that creates leasing agreements for finance companies.

CMMC – The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is a unified standard for implementing cybersecurity across defense contractors. Third-party audited CMMC compliance is required for any company bidding on Defense Department contracts.

Being Proactive vs. Reactive: Saves Time & Money

To reduce your compliance costs, and streamline your audit, we recommend a proactive process. Your policies will show you how to easily navigate an audit with minimal time, expense, or stress. But if you wait, you’re forced to provide an examination with no time to prepare. You’ll have limited resources, your budget skyrockets, and you face stiff fines by delaying.

Our 4-Step Proactive Process To Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance maintenance and reporting are time-intensive. For that reason, Advantage Industries provides an easy 4-Step proactive process for clients. You won’t need to know standards, staying current, and submitting documentation, our team does all that for you.

Qualified Candidates Can Receive An Initial Assessment: No Cost, No Obligation

To help your business before you’re audited, give us one hour of your time. We can qualify you for an initial audit, with our no cost or obligation assessment.

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Keith Heilveil

In 1999 Advantage Industries was created to protect and promote our client’s success through the use of innovative technology. Our company is a full services technology firm that provides computer network support and solutions, managed services, cybersecurity, and custom application development for small and medium businesses in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas.

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