PRLog (Press Release)
- Sep. 21, 2011 -
COLUMBUS, OH, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011: The Government Services Division of UCB, Inc. announces adherence to IRS Publication 1075 Requirements for Safeguarding Federal Taxpayer Information. The Division contracts with state governments for the collection of state debts, including state tax liabilities owed by consumer and business taxpayers. “Protecting the personal and tax information associated with taxpayer accounts is critical to minimizing risk and providing the highest level of service to our clients and their taxpayers” Said Jeff Horner, a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional, and Sr. V.P. of the Government Services Division at UCB. In order to validate all internal safeguards required of contractors by Pub. 1075, UCB brought in the independent security auditing firm Urbane Security, LLC. “Our internal reviews over the past years have provided assurance, however we felt the need to conduct a third party assessment in order to provide our clients with suitable documentation as they face their FTI Safeguard reviews with the IRS.” Said Erin Jacobs, UCB Chief Security Officer. Urbane Security, LLC performs independent assessments on corporate security controls based on ISO 27001 and IRS Publication 1075 adherence. “State government tax authorities using outside collection agencies for the recovery of tax accounts can be confident that UCB adheres to the standards and requirements to safeguard federal taxpayer information as required for subcontractors under IRS Pub. 1075.” Said Stuart Levine, Co-Founder and President of Urbane Security. The firm’s qualifications to do Independent Security Audits include 10 years of auditing collection agencies for requirements by state and federal entities for compliance with Pub. 1075 as well as the ISO 27000 family of standards, NIST 800-53, FIPS, PCI DSS, SSAE-16, GLBA, HITECH, HIPAA, and FDCPA. UCB President and CEO Sanju Sharma said the company anticipates continued growth in its Government Services Division as states demand attestation of compliance with safeguarding the security of FTI.
About UCB, Inc. United Collection Bureau, Inc. is a large national Accounts Receivable Management company employing over 1000 specialists in 6 collection centers. The company provides early, mid, and late stage recovery of accounts for clients in all credit markets. The UCB Government Services Division specializes in recovery programs for taxes and other debts owed to state governments. For more information contact Anne Bulla at 336-869-1960 email@example.com
About Urbane Security, LLC. As an industry leader, Urbane Security offers comprehensive information security services with a concentration on regulatory compliance, managed services, and corporate risk lifecycle. Urbane works with the Fortune 500 financial, retail, government, medical, and high-tech organizations. As a boutique security firm, Urbane boasts talented consultants who are actively involved in the security thought leadership through involvement in elite conferences such as RSA USA, Source Conference, Black Hat, Defcon, and Security BSides. For more information, visit www.urbanesecurity.com.
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UCB is a large Accounts Receivable Management company with nearly 1100 employees in 6 offices serving all market sectors with collection call center services and progressive information technology solutions for debt recovery and revenue cycle management.