Cybersecurity in the Biotechnology Industry

Biotechnology Industry as a Target

As critical research, patient and business data have matured into digital format, so have regulatory compliance standards that govern their security and access – establishing a “best-effort” responsibility for businesses that manage sensitive data. A breach may result in significant fines, in addition to potential negative exposure and damage to your business’ reputation.

Therefore, Cybersecurity breaches are now more prevalent than ever. Those looking to compromise your systems understand the potential impact a breach could have to your business, and look to leverage that into significant ransom payments.

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International Biopharmaceutical Client – PCI Case Study

Situation

This client had recently changed its leadership, introducing a new CEO to the business in addition to removing their VP of IT. With multiple offices internationally in addition to continued growth of employees and pipeline assets, their new CEO sought to analyze current IT capabilities and establish a short and long term strategy for the business.

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SSAE 16 Type II SOC 1 Report

For the second year in a row Personal Computers, Inc. (PCI)  successfully completed Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) Type II  Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 Report.  In previous years, PCI had SAS 70 examinations performed with no exceptions, beginning in 2011 the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts (AICPA) replaced the SAS 70 with the SSAE 16.

An independent service auditor examined the policies, procedures and business processes in place at PCI from January 1- September 30th.  The auditors spent a week inspecting our facility, learning about our procedures and interviewing PCI’s Personnel and management.

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PCI Recognized as one of the Healthiest Companies in WNY

PCI was recognized at a luncheon recently as a finalist as one of the Healhiest Companies in WNY by Business First. Congratulations to PCI's Wellness Team consisting of Adam Howell, Amber Wolff, Kyle Martin, Tim Martin and Mike Faracca under the leadership and direction of Wendy Voglmayr.

Although PCI did not take the top prize in the small business category, we are proud of the accomplishments and results achieved by the committee since its inception.  Health and Wellness continue to be one of our priorities.  We look forward to the programs and upcoming events that the Team is planning for 2014 - 2015!

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PCI Named as a Top Workplace in WNY

Congratulations to PCI! Once again, we have earned recognition within the business community, this time as one of the best places to work!!!!!!  We placed 6th (in the mid sized category) of companies within Metro Buffalo in a recent article published by the Buffalo News.

Last month, we were recognized by Business First as a finalist as one of the Healthiest Companies within Western New York.

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