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Thriveon Validates Commitment to Client Cybersecurity


Company Earns CompTIA Security Trustmark+TM and Begins Offering Cybersecurity Awareness Training to Clients

New Ulm, MN – May 22, 2017 Thriveon announced today it has received the Security Trustmark+ from CompTIA, the global non-profit association for the information technology (IT) industry.

The CompTIA Security Trustmark+ validates that Thriveon uses the security processes identified by the IT industry as generally accepted best practices and has been evaluated by an independent third-party assessor as meeting the criteria established by the CompTIA Security Trustmark+. Based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, the CompTIA Security Trustmark+ is a comprehensive review of the security posture of any IT business, applicable across multiple industries and compliance regulations.

“The potential for becoming the victim of a cyberattack is a reality for any business,” said Sam Bloedow, CEO of Thriveon. “Managing the risk of cybercrime is essential to managing overall business risk as well as assuring compliance for regulations such as PCI-DSS, SSAE-16 and HIPAA.”

Along with the CompTIA Security Trustmark+TMcredential, Thriveon also announced that it has begun to offer clients Cybersecurity Awareness Training for their employees. As seen in last week’s record breaking ransomware attack, known as “WannaCry”, it just takes one click in a malicious email to give hackers the access they need to take control of data and networks, shutting down business operations and potentially putting lives at risk.

“The best approach to cybersecurity is multilayered, and the weakest layer is usually the human element,” said Sam Bloedow. “By bringing this training to our clients along with robust technical security, we are helping them to have the most proactive cybersecurity possible, helping them to not only manage cyber risk but overall business risk.”

About Thriveon

Our clients come to us because they want better IT results that will grow business value. We provide them with an entire IT department for a fixed monthly fee, and a proven path to business success through our proprietary Information Technology Strategy (ITS)™ model. Our approach allows us to create and implement IT strategy according to each client’s unique business needs for best return on IT investment today and in the future for companies with 20 – 500 computers. Founded in 2002 and family owned, Thriveon’s mission is to be the most helpful information and technology firm with a focus on empowering people to create business.


About CompTIA IT Security Trustmark+

The CompTIA Security Trustmark+ is a vendor neutral, business-level credential, designed to qualify and differentiate organizations that provide exceptional data and network protection services. This designation identifies IT services companies that demonstrate a commitment to industry recognized security standards and adhere to prescribed compliance measures. Each CompTIA Security Trustmark+ holder organization has undergone an extensive practice review, including an examination of its methodologies and management policies with a third-party auditor. This process authenticates a service provider’s ability to prevent data breaches and IT security intrusions in their clients’ networks and systems, as well as their own business. 

Lori Creighton, Marketing Manager
Email: info@thriveon.net
Phone: 855-767-2571



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