DATAMATX Successfully Completes Requirements for Federal Information Security Act (FISMA) Compliance
ATLANTA, Ga, February 14, 2018—DATAMATX, a national outsourcing provider and leader in the distribution of critical business communications and payment services, today announced it has successfully completed an independent external audit of its information security policies, procedures and controls to measure compliance with the Federal Information Security Act (FISMA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 Moderate baseline security controls. FISMA requires specific documentation, policies and procedures and defined processes to be in place to meet the rigorous requirements of the NIST 800-53 Moderate controls. Requirements included a thorough examination of the company’s security policies and procedures, facilities and networks and testing the controls over a period of time to assure compliance. The audit was conducted by an independent and AICPA accredited security and compliance solutions provider firm.
After a six-month process in preparation for obtaining FISMA/NIST compliance, DATAMATX internally assembled a 300-page comprehensive FISMA System Security Plan detailing the applicable privacy and security controls required for compliance at the FISMA Moderate Impact level. The NIST 800-53 baseline controls are the underpinning of several other privacy and security frameworks, including HIPAA, HITRUST, IRS 1075 and VA Handbook 6500.
“Maintaining the highest level of security and eliminating vulnerabilities in a timely manner is not new to DATAMATX,” said Scott Stephens, COO for DATAMATX. “However, with the continuing increase of cyber threats along with our interactions with highly sensitive PHI (patient health information), FTI (federal tax information) and PII (personal identifiable information), meeting the stringent FISMA compliance requirements provides further assurance to our clients that we are always providing best-in-class security practices that ensure the highest level of protection for their most sensitive information.”
Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, DATAMATX is one of the nation’s largest privately held, full-service providers of first-class print, mail, and electronic document distribution. With redundant processing facilities located in Atlanta, Phoenix, and Richmond, Va., DATAMATX processes and distributes over 600,000 business-critical documents daily for over 200 national corporate customers. DATAMATX offers additional services including document personalization, redesign and composition, Internet application solutions, online archiving, and EBPP solutions. For more information, visitwww.datamatx.com