Meeting an IT security standard means that a “snapshot” of a company’s security measures passed tests for corporate and IT governance. However, it's important to understand that the basic IT security standards are only minimum requirements for prevention of data theft. Therefore, 1st Secure IT's philosophy is that "compliance is not enough" and consistent strategic measures, including ongoing protection of consumer and financial data, are required to make a maximum impact.
To illustrate this point, PCI DSS compliance only covers cardholder data and does not include Social Security numbers which, in and of itself, should be considered private. 1st Secure IT works with its customers to ensure that they have implemented all applicable standards; then we evaluate and recommend best practices to protect their networks and critical data against any and all possible threats.