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Compliance Assessment Services

Gap Analysis and Remediation

With 34 years in IT, ScienceSoft helps enterprises and software vendors stay compliant with major cybersecurity and quality assurance standards.

Compliance Assessment Services - SceinceSoft
Compliance Assessment Services - SceinceSoft

Compliance assessment helps reveal and close gaps in a company's policies, procedures, software, and IT infrastructure that fall under industry-specific or commonly applicable regulations. Compliance assessment services may include:

  • Reviewing security and quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Security testing of software and IT networks.
  • Evaluating employees' knowledge of applicable standards and regulations.

  • Remediation guidance and practical aid to fix detected gaps.

Standards We Work With and Companies We Serve

ScienceSoft helps enterprises in 30+ industries check and improve their compliance with mandatory and voluntary regulations and standards. To software vendors, we offer the evaluation of their products, development processes, and IT environments against quality and cybersecurity compliance standards.

ISO 9001 (voluntary)

For software product companies and other IT businesses aiming to establish mature quality management systems.

ISO 27001 (voluntary)

For companies that need to protect sensitive data they collect, store, process, or transmit, including:

  • IT companies.
  • Businesses in the financial industry.
  • Government agencies.
  • Telecom service providers, etc.

ISO 13485:2016 (voluntary)

For companies interested in establishing quality management systems for designing, producing, installing, and servicing medical devices:

  • Medical device manufacturers.
  • Healthcare software vendors.

HIPAA (mandatory)

For companies involved in storing, processing, or transmitting personal health information:

  • Healthcare providers.
  • Healthcare companies’ business associates.
  • Medical device manufacturers.
  • Healthcare software vendors.

PCI DSS (mandatory)

For businesses accepting payment cards of American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, and Visa or directly involved in the processing, storage, or transmission of cardholder data:

  • Merchants.
  • Service providers.

For software product companies delivering payment solutions.

GDPR (mandatory)

For companies involved in collecting, storing, processing, and transmitting the personal data of EU residents:

  • Any entity dealing with EU residents' data in the course of its business activities.
  • Software vendors, delivering software that will operate with EU residents’ data.

NIST Security Framework (mandatory)

For US federal agencies and their contractors:

  • Businesses that provide services to federal agencies.
  • Vendors developing software products for federal agencies.

For all the DFS-regulated entities operating in New York state and their third-party service providers.

  • Banking institutions.
  • Insurance providers.
  • Other financial services companies.

SOC 2 (voluntary)

For any service providers that want to ensure and prove their customers’ data security, including:

  • Cloud services providers.
  • SaaS companies.
  • Managed IT services providers
  • Financial services companies.
  • Government agencies, etc.

ScienceSoft's Head of Security Department

From our experience, we can say that businesses that keep up with quality assurance and cybersecurity standards win over their competitors. Here are a few reasons why:

  • It helps them raise the efficiency and optimize the costs of their quality and IT security management.
  • They can easier get customers' trust as a secure and ever-improving business.
  • They are able to deliver top-level software that meets the needs of the growing privacy-conscious market.

Compliance Assessment Process 

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ScienceSoft brings its decades-long experience in cybersecurity, software development, and IT consulting to perform any required remediation activities. They may include:

For all companies

  • Designing a secure network architecture.
  • Installing and configuring firewalls, anti-malware, IDS/IPS.
  • Ensuring email security.
  • Deploying a SIEM solution to monitor user activity within the network.
  • Building a quality management system.

Specific for software vendors

  • Installing and configuring security components in the development infrastructure.
  • Designing secure and efficient software architecture.
  • Implementing software features required by the applicable standards.

Compliance Assessment Service Deliverables

ScienceSoft’s compliance team prepares a series of reports to offer a clear insight into the assessment process and detected compliance gaps. To address them, we deliver a remediation roadmap. Depending on a specific project, we can provide:

Assessment deliverables

  • Compliance scope report (contains the inventory of data, software, and network components subject to compliance).
  • Compliance risk report.
  • Report on the existing gaps in the IT policies and procedures.
  • Report on the staff’s compliance awareness.
  • Report on the state of compliance training materials.
  • Network configuration diagrams.
  • Software architecture and source code review reports.
  • Penetration testing and VA reports describing and prioritizing the vulnerabilities that lead to incompliance.

Recommendation deliverables

  • Recommendations on scope reduction: limiting the number of IT assets or employees with access to sensitive data, etc.
  • Compliance risk mitigation plan.
  • Recommendations on improving policies and procedures.
  • Secure network architecture design.
  • Recommendations on software features required by applicable standards.
  • Recommendations on the training process and materials to raise the staff’s compliance awareness.
  • Recommendations on corrective measures needed to remediate the revealed vulnerabilities.

Why Businesses Choose Compliance Services by ScienceSoft

Experience and expertise

  • In IT since 1989, a solid portfolio of 3,600+ successfully completed projects.
  • 20 years in information security services.
  • A competent multiskilled team comprising Certified Ethical Hackers, compliance consultants, and Certified Internal Auditors for ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO 27001.

Dedication to quality

  • ISO 9001-certified mature quality management system that guarantees the tangible value of our services, predictable results, and cost optimization that doesn't happen at the expense of quality.
  • ISO 27001-certified security management based on field-tested knowledge and comprehensive policies.

Recognized business excellence

  • Recognized as Top Penetration Testing Company by Clutch.
  • Included in the prestigious IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 list along with the world's best outsourcing service providers and advisors for two consecutive years (2022–2023).
  • For the second straight year, ScienceSoft USA Corporation is listed among The Americas' Fastest-Growing Companies by the Financial Times.

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Compliance Assessment Challenges We Handle

Challenge #1

It may be hard to find a compliance assessment vendor well-versed in several standards applying to a specific industry or software type.

Solution

Solution

With 34 years in IT and hands-on experience in 30+ industries, our compliance consultants and security experts are knowledgeable in various standards and business domains.

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Challenge #2

A high-level assessment of compliance gaps is just one little step — it is crucial to competently remediate them.

Solution

Solution

Our assessment is followed by actionable recommendations on how to achieve compliance on the strategic and technical levels. If needed, ScienceSoft can proceed with the remediation of the compliance gaps revealed during the assessment.

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Compliance Assessment Tools Our Team Relies On

Along with manual techniques that we apply to detect compliance gaps, we choose tried-and-true tools to explore weaknesses in software and IT infrastructure.

Compliance Assessment vs. Risk Assessment: Key Differences

Compliance assessment

  • Checks if the rules prescribed by certain standards and regulations are followed.
  • A focused approach: analyzes specific aspects, for example, cardholder data protection or medical device quality management.
  • The tactical level: evaluates specific measures to avoid threats that compromise the quality and security of IT products and operations.

Risk assessment

  • Identifies and analyzes threats and the damage they can do to IT assets and the business.
  • A comprehensive approach: tries to anticipate any possible risks, including all kinds of compliance breaches.
  • The strategic level: serves to define a general action plan to manage the risks that a company faces.

ScienceSoft as a Compliance Assessment Vendor: Success Stories

Quality Assessment and HIPAA Compliance Evaluation of a Patient Portal for a US Healthcare Service Provider

Quality Assessment and HIPAA Compliance Evaluation for a US Healthcare Provider

To check if the patient portal complies with the HIPAA Security Rule, ScienceSoft conducted vulnerability scanning, malware detection, penetration testing, and source code review.

ISO 27001 Pre-Audit for an International Financial Technology Company

ISO 27001 Pre-Audit for an International Fintech Company

ScienceSoft's security consultants performed compliance gap analysis of the information security management system for a B2C fintech company. ScienceSoft's detailed reports and consultations on gap remediation helped the Customer fully prepare for ISO 27001 audit.

Pentesting of a Web Platform and Mobile Apps for a Remote Patient Monitoring Vendor

Pentesting of a Web Platform and Mobile Apps for a Remote Patient Monitoring Vendor

ScienceSoft conducted gray box penetration testing of an RPM platform and corresponding iOS and Android apps. Our experts advised on the necessary corrective measures to ensure that patients' sensitive data is protected as required by HITRUST CSF and HIPAA.

Web Application and Network Penetration Testing for a US Contract Services Company

Web Application and Network Penetration Testing for a US Contract Services Company

To help the Customer prepare for PCI DSS and SOC 2 compliance audits, ScienceSoft performed gray box penetration testing of 4 web applications, the external network perimeter, and the internal network, and simulated phishing attacks at 70 employees.

Network Vulnerability Assessment Focusing on PCI DSS for a US Mobile Services Provider

Vulnerability Assessment Focusing on PCI DSS for a US Mobile Services Provider

ScienceSoft revealed over 300 security issues in the Customer's internal IT infrastructure, including the critical ones that could endanger the cardholder data. After fixing these vulnerabilities, the Customer successfully passed PCI DSS validation.

Penetration Testing for an Enterprise Resource Planning Platform

Penetration Testing for an Enterprise Resource Planning Platform

To ensure that the ERP platform meets PCI DSS and NYDFS cybersecurity requirements, ScienceSoft tested its newly added components: a web application, an API (with 100 endpoints), and 5 public IPs and provided guidance on vulnerability remediation.

Pentesting for Apifonica to Enhance Web Applications and IT Network Security

Pentesting for Apifonica to Enhance Web Applications and IT Network Security

ScienceSoft conducted black, white, and gray box pentesting of the IT network and web apps, as well as an email phishing campaign for a vendor delivering smart communication solutions. As a result, the Customer was able to enhance its IT security posture and ensure its clients' data protection as required by GDPR and ISO 27001.

We Step In Where You Need Us: Service Options We Offer

Compliance assessment

  • One-time or continuous evaluation of how well your company or your software meets applicable compliance requirements. 
  • Compliance gap analysis and remediation advice.

 

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Compliance advisory services

  • Designing efficient quality and security management measures.
  • Planning software development in line with applicable compliance requirements.
  • Investigating and helping report compliance breaches.

 

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Full compliance support

  • Compliance gap analysis by seasoned compliance consultants.
  • Gap remediation by experienced cybersecurity engineers and software developers.
  • Actionable advice on compliance management strategy.

 

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Non-Compliance Is Not Just Careless, It's Costly

$14.8M is the average cost of non-compliance due to business disruption, productivity loss fines, and other factors (GlobalScape)

€1.6B was the record amount of fines paid in 2023 for non-compliance with GDPR (Statista)

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