Cook Security Group successfully completes 3rd Party SOC 2 Type II audit, demonstrates dedication to comply with today’s heightened ‘information security’ regulations:
“Our 3rd party SOC 2 Type II report assures our customers and their internal security officers that Cook places a serious emphasis on security and their industry compliance requirements.” states Brian Cook, CEO of Cook Security Group.
What is a SOC 2 Type II? A Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) engagement is an audit of a service provider that is relevant to compliance of operations. SOC 2 Reports specifically address one or more of the following five key system principles: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, or privacy. “Every Financial and Commercial Institution should be asking themselves, ‘what certifications do my current vendors have?’ especially vendors that provide access control, alarm & video, ATM and even lock work. Our current control framework and information security program takes into account other regulatory compliance standards such as the Bank Protection Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability ACT (HIPAA).” Brian adds.
The SOC 2 Type II audit also directly compliments Cook’s innovative RemoteView Surveillance service. “The issue with a traditional DVR and video system is that they fail. Our customers end up losing essential video when they need it most” states Levi Daily, Director of IT. Levi adds “DVRs are servers that are rarely monitored and maintained.” While many institutions rely on staff to verify the integrity of the system, it’s still limited to human error. If you are a financial institution, you’re required to comply with many Federal regulations. That is why we (Cook) took our customers feedback and developed a safe and reliable solution… Read on.
Cook Security Group’s Risk Assessment and Consulting team has helped hundreds of institutions build security standards. We also understand the complexities associated with the successful deployment and management of the security programs and regulations that our customers are required to implement.
When our customers utilize Cook Consulting Services, we will provide them with a comprehensive review of all facets of their current security programs and provide them a final report and recommendations. Here are some of the services Cook can provide:
- Risk Assessment
- Procedure and Policy Development
- Value Engineering
- Risk Modeling, Risk Model Development & Equipment Standards
- Workplace Violence Program Development
- Security Consulting
- Executive Protection
- Security Training
The 10 Best Practices Series… #6: Is your service vendor in compliance with the Bank Protection Act? More importantly, is your current vendor secure with your institution’s information?
As we meet with hundreds of financial institutions throughout the Western United States, we notice that while many have the right intentions, they are still very much at Risk in terms of employee and customer safety. If a significant event takes place, their Board, Executive Team, and even the Security or Facilities Manager are usually stuck with the civil liability.
At the end of the day, it is the responsibility of your Executive Team, Board, and Security & Compliance personnel to ensure that your institution:
- Is in full compliance with all security related regulations to include the Bank Protection Act, Regulation H, Bank Secrecy Act, and the Office of Foreign Assett Control.
- Has implemented a security program that is in line with industry standards.
- Is providing all employees, customers and other valuable assetts with a safe environment.
- Has successfully completed a SOC 2 Type II Security Audit.
Cook Security Group celebrates 4th consecutive year of being an NCR Interact Premier Solutions Provider!
We are pleased to announce that we are celebrating our 4th year of being an NCR Interact Premier Solutions Provider! What’s this mean for our valued customers? As a Premier Solutions Provider our customers receive the following benefits:
- Maximum discounts on all Hardware and Software which we pass along to our customers.
- Highest level of technical support for both new products and existing maintenance of equipment.
- Certified NCR Technicians across Cook’s six state footprint including OR, WA, CA, NV, ID, and MT.
- Complimentary visits to NCR’s state-of-the-art Executive Briefing Center (EBC) where you can look, touch, feel all of the latest technology including Interactive Teller and Online Banking Services.
For more information on Cook Security Group’s excellent service on all NCR products including ATMs, TCRs, and Interactive Teller, click here!
Marti from WA
“Our experience with Cook was excellent! Bryant was professional, quick and efficient!”
Gabe from OR
“Rick is a fantastic technician.. He is always working hard to solve our problems (and not just temporarily). We appreciate that he is kind to the team and takes extra time to explain how we can avoid future problems.”
Marie from CA
“Service was amazing as always! Mel is very attentive to our needs and finishes in a timely fashion.”
Shanelle from CA
“Mark was very helpful. He was recuperating from a cold and was still able to be customer conscience and provide excellent service. Thank you!”
Stephen from CA
“Amazing service! Eric is always helpful and solves the problem effectively and efficiently.”
Delores from WA
“Our service was nice and fast. It’s always a pleasure working with Kurt and Cook Security Group!”