by Larry Mead, Kate Kompelien and Kurt Schroeder
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – May 25, 2021 – Avtex, a TTEC Digital company, announced today that they have achieved two key security and privacy milestones – SOC 2 Type 2 certification and HIPAA Type 1 attestation.
“In the current business environment, our clients are more aware of the risks associated with sharing their data with their key partners. Protecting the privacy and security of our clients’ data is something we take very seriously,” says Eric Van Heel, VP of IT at Avtex. “We put a great deal of effort into ensuring that when a client puts their trust in us, their faith is not misplaced. We truly believe that your security and privacy are our fundamental responsibility.”
For 2021, Avtex has achieved:
- SOC 2 Type 2 certification: Developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), SOC 2 defines criteria for the effective management and protection of sensitive data. For 2021, Avtex obtained SOC 2 Type 2 certification in two key areas: Security and Availability. This marks the 6th straight year that Avtex has achieved SOC 2 Type 2 certification.
- HIPAA Type 1 attestation: For the third year running, Avtex has worked with a third-party auditor to conduct a comprehensive HIPAA compliance assessment of its data security and privacy practices and controls. The organization can once again attest that it maintains the security, technology, process, policies, and training that comply with HIPAA security and privacy requirements.
Each certification or attestation required a rigorous process including audits, policy and procedure reviews, internal control assessments and more. Individuals and teams from every department throughout the organization were involved, and Avtex also enlisted the support of third-party consultants to ensure their efforts provided the optimal protection for client data.
“SOC2 and HIPAA are trusted industry standards for data security, availability, and privacy,” said Brian Vinson, Information Security Officer at Avtex. “Maintaining these certifications is a valuable independent assessment of our information security and privacy controls and practices. Avtex also understands that these assessments are key to our customers upholding their own regulatory obligations and provide them assurance that working with Avtex means working with a security and privacy-first partner."