CynergisTek announces its IT Audit Group expands Professional Service agreements for a medical device manufacturer and an investment firm
AUSTIN, TX (April 27, 2022) – CynergisTek, Inc. (NYSE American: CTEK), leading cybersecurity, privacy, compliance, and IT audit firm helping organizations in highly regulated industries navigate emerging security and privacy issues, increases its IT Audit and Privacy professional services support for a global leader in medical device manufacturing and a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Firm located in the Midwest.
CynergisTek has signed two contracts totaling $416k to support both clients with professional services. There was a 37% increase to the medical device manufacturer’s contract for expanded, ongoing data protection and privacy risk advisory support services. CynergisTek’s IT Audit Group has also signed a six-figure contract with a real estate investment firm to provide IT General Computer Control Audit services, which will provide the client with high-level assessments of their IT system operations and security controls, as well as recommendations for functional improvement.
Internal audit of programs and controls is a critical component of implementing successful privacy and security protections for operations, systems, and data. Audit provides another set of eyes looking at controls from an objective viewpoint. “Our IT Audit Group, formerly known as Backbone Consultants, continues to demonstrate its value to our clients, whether it’s conducting independent EPCS certifications for critical systems, conducting SOC2 or PCI readiness consulting, or, as in this case, augmenting organizations’ internal audit teams to carry out this important function,” said Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek. “Our audit consultants know their craft and are experts at integrating with their customers to provide the expertise they need or additional bandwidth to accomplish more.”
“Our IT Audit Services help clients to validate the maturity of their IT control environment and achieve their compliance obligations. From a privacy perspective, we also specialize in providing our clients with expert privacy guidance to help them maintain and manage their data responsibly and securely. As in the case with this medical device manufacturer, organizations continue prioritizing the management of their data and taking control of their compliance regulations,” said Walter Zuniga, Managing Partner of CynergisTek’s IT Audit Group.
About CynergisTek, Inc.
CynergisTek’s IT Audit Group provides clients with staff augmentation, audit readiness consultation, and compliance auditing, with audit services that measure them against HIPAA, SOX, GDPR, GLBA, PCI, and general IT audit standards. CynergisTek’s IT Audit Group also specializes in providing privacy and cybersecurity insight to organizations in every industry sector. CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm helping organizations in highly-regulated industries, including those in healthcare, government, and finance navigate emerging security and privacy issues. CynergisTek combines intelligence, expertise, and a distinct methodology to validate a company's security posture and ensure the team is rehearsed, prepared, and resilient against threats. Since 2004, CynergisTek has been dedicated to hiring and retaining experts who bring real-life experience and hold advanced certifications to support and educate the industry by contributing to relevant industry associations. For more information, visit www.cynergistek.com or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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