SAS 70 audits and PCI DSS: Four critical keys for cost-effective compliance

SAS 70 audits and PCI DSS assessments are fast becoming two of the most widely recognized and “must have” compliance initiatives for many businesses in today’s growing regulatory environment. Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, and other federally mandated legislative acts have pushed Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) into the forefront of compliance. Similarly, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) assessments have also become a widespread compliance mantra affecting thousands of businesses across the globe. And as with any compliance mandate, particularly SAS 70 and PCI DSS, an enormous amount of time and effort are required for achieving overall success.

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