Sentry Credit Achieves Rigorous ARM Industry Data Security Certification from TECH LOCK

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TECH LOCK, Inc. and Sentry Credit, Inc. announce Sentry Credit’s successful completion and achievement of Tech Lock® Certified. TECH LOCK has validated Sentry Credit’s information security program against multiple regulations and standards, including but not limited to

  • PCI DSS
  • GLBA Safeguards Rule
  • ISO 27002
  • FISMA (NIST 800-53)
  • Red Flags Rule
  • Nevada NRS 603a
  • HIPAA/HITECH Act
  • Massachusetts 201 CMR 17.00.

Tech Lock® Certified is a true data security compliance validation performed by data security professionals who have worked in the collection industry. TECH LOCK auditors possess key knowledge and understanding of collections operations and business processes. This makes TECH LOCK uniquely skilled in serving the ARM industry as it relates to information technology, data security, and regulatory compliance.

“This achievement marks our third consecutive year exceeding client requirements regarding protection of consumer information,” says Dusty Whitesell, chief operating officer.  There are companies that obtain a single-threaded third party audit like ISO 27002 to meet minimum client expectations or use an auditor that is unfamiliar with collection systems and processes. This can lead to high third party risk for the client and potential reputational loss. At Sentry Credit, we view our clients’ data and reputation as our own and therefore selected and continue to partner with TECH LOCK. Their ARM Industry expertise and holistic approach provide the lowest risk possible for our clients.”

“On occasion I get asked, what is Tech Lock® Certified?” says Todd Langusch, ARM Industry Data Security Expert and TECH LOCK’s founder. “In short, it is everything a company needs to comply with, regarding protection of consumer information. Previously, I released a statement that Sentry Credit was in the top 5% of companies in our industry regarding protection of consumer information. I can safely say that this statement has been reaffirmed, after reviewing over 700 companies in the ARM Industry and observing a 95% failure rate regarding Federal & State data security or consumer information protection laws. In 20 questions or less, I can open the eyes of company owners as to what their risk is and where they are not compliant. I call it the TECH LOCK Challenge. More importantly, as issuers and large debt buyers continue to assess risk, organizations like Sentry Credit will be a viable long-term partner for them, while other organizations will pose to high of a compliance risk.

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