ROCHESTER — High Bit Security COO Adam Goslin will help demystify the realms of IT security and credit card compliance requirements at the Michigan Association of CPAs’ Management Information and Business Show Wednesday and Thursday in Novi — the largest Michigan CPA event of the year.

The program enables attendees to easily understand the complicated world of IT security, and to understand requirements for accepting credit cards.  The realization that they must comply with the massive and confusing set of requirements called PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) can overwhelm businesses. Many are unaware of their need to be in compliance, and even more are signing off on compliance documents without realizing by doing so they are exposing their organizations to substantial risks of both liability and fines.

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Established in 2004 to provide parameters intended to protect credit card information, the standard encompasses around 260 requirements, and covers everything from hiring and firing to firewall-host configuration and IT security testing requirements.  All organizations that accept credit cards are required to comply with the full breadth of PCI-DSS requirements.

“As a trusted business advisor, the CPA is often the first place businesses will turn for help,” said High Bit Security chief business development officer, Barbara Goushaw. “That’s why the MACPA invites High Bit Security to present at their conferences, and help their members to understand what the client faces with IT Security and PCI-DSS compliance requirements.”

Goslin, is well known for his presentations on a wide range of security related topics. He coordinates security testing engagements and leads the team that works directly with clients to achieve PCI compliance, including coordination of activities with client auditors (Qualified Security Assessors or QSAs).

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“High Bit Security helps business owners sleep better at night,” Goslin said. “Our customers are astonished at the vulnerabilities we identify in our security testing engagements, in spite of having firewalls, antivirus or performing IT Security testing with scanning solutions previously.  Our core competencies are assisting clients with becoming PCI-DSS compliant and performing penetration testing on their systems and applications to assess where they have security vulnerabilities. High Bit Security genuinely enjoys presenting to the CPA community, because they understand how important it is to keep sensitive information secure, and are eager to learn all they can to help their own organization and their clients.”

The MACPA Management & Information Business Show will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

About High Bit Security:  High Bit Security is a national security services provider, providing penetration testing solutions to clients who need to protect sensitive data in industries such as health care, credit cards, financial, or companies that otherwise store intellectual property or personally identifiable information.

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Contact High Bit Security today for a free consultation to take steps toward protecting your sensitive information at  or (800) 757-3144.