The Wilen Group Completes Third Party HIPAA Data Security Assessment; Expands to Healthcare
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. and DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — August 1, 2016 — The Wilen Group, the fastest growing direct mailer in the U.S., has completed its HIPAA Security Assessment across both its facilities. The company, which oversees Wilen New York, a direct marketing agency, and Wilen Direct, its production facility, engaged 360 Advanced, a full-service IT audit and compliance firm that specializes in integrated compliance solutions, to complete the assessment.
"The successful completion of the HIPAA Security Compliance Assessment demonstrates The Wilen Group’s commitment to create and maintain controls needed to ensure the quality and security of direct marketing services provided to their clients and prospects," says Eric Ratcliffe, Director at 360 Advanced.
360 Advanced began the process with a rigorous audit to identify necessary remediations in order for The Wilen Group to become HIPAA compliant. Over a period of about six months, The Wilen Group developed additional steps to identify sensitive data and further isolate it, modified encryption, developed stricter controlled processes and increased security systems on the facilities. During that period, 360 Advanced engaged with The Wilen Group to ensure that they were meeting the HIPAA standards. At the end of the process, 360 Advanced confirmed the steps The Wilen Group had taken and issued a finding of HIPAA compliance.
To ensure continued compliance, in addition to The Wilen Group’s internal compliance officer’s ongoing evaluation, The Wilen Group will engage with 360 Advanced annually to ensure that its facilities and practices remain compliant.
"The Wilen Group is committed to being a leader in data security,” explains Darrin Wilen, president. "Becoming HIPAA compliant allows us to bring our industry-leading, high-volume, data-driven, four-color variable direct mail solutions to additional verticals."
The Wilen Group is a leading provider of high-volume, four-color, one-to-one direct mail solutions in the U.S. The company has been listed in The Inc. 5000 in five of the last eight years and won the prestigious USPS Mail Innovation Award last year. It recently completed the purchase of the Kodak Prosper 6000C, the second Prosper in its facility, giving the company the ability to create unique four-color variable one-to-one communications.
About The Wilen Group
Since its founding in 1971 by Richard Wilen, The Wilen Group has been a pioneer in the direct-marketing industry with creative one-to-one solutions. Comprised of two vertically integrated, affiliated companies — Wilen New York and Wilen Direct — The Wilen Group's client list includes an impressive roster of some of the largest telecom, financial, insurance and B2B companies in the U.S.
About 360 ADVANCED
Known for its responsiveness, experience and professionalism, 360 Advanced has clients in more than 35 states that are major service providers in various industries, including cloud and SaaS based organizations. 360 Advanced is one of only a few specialized firms in the U.S. that assist service providers as their independent IT assurance and compliance assessor in maintaining and communicating security and compliance to their clients.
360 Advanced’s services are provided, but not limited to, the following industries: Title Services, Hosted and Managed IT, Data Center and Colocation, Software as a Service (SaaS), Healthcare, Financial Services, Insurance, HR | Payroll | PEO, Legal and Collections, Bulk Mail Printing and Distribution, Background Screening, Business Process Outsourcing and Marketing.
Services provided by 360 Advanced include HITRUST CSF, SOC 1 (SSAE 16), SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, HIPAA Security/HITECH, Microsoft Vendor Policy and other security and compliance services.
Source: The Wilen Group.