Applied Tech Earns CompTIA Security Trustmark+™

Validation that Applied Tech uses industry accepted security best practices


August 24, 2015 – Applied Tech, a Madison-based managed IT and security services provider, announced today it has received the CompTIA Security Trustmark+ from CompTIA, the non-profit association widely acknowledged as the voice for the world’s information technology (IT) industry.


The CompTIA Security Trustmark+ validates that Applied Tech 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 CompTIA Security Trustmark+ signifies that Applied Tech adheres to our industry’s highest standards for security practices and business processes in critical components of identification, protection, detection, response, and recovery as related to data security,” said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA. “Earning the Security Trustmark+ demonstrates a true commitment to address the challenges of security compliance facing our industry today.”


”Achieving the CompTIA Security Trustmark + certification is an exciting achievement for our company” says Cliff McDonald, Chief Operating Officer at Applied Tech.  “There are very few companies that have this endorsement and it validates that we are a market leader in helping our clients to protect their business assets and their data.  The online security risks are constantly changing and evolving and we are committed to maintaining our leadership role in this space.”


To earn the CompTIA Security Trustmark+ Applied Tech successfully passed an independent assessment of their security policies, capabilities, practices, and processes against industry best practices in areas such as:

  • Security technologies, including firewalls, anti-Virus/ malware/ spyware and intrusion detection
  • Vulnerability assessment detection
  • Data encryption
  • Technical employee knowledge/expertise
  • Security clearances and background checks
  • Physical and hardware security
  • Permissions, passwords and other security requirements

For more information on the CompTIA Security Trustmark visit


About Applied Tech

Applied Tech was established in 1999 to provide progressive managed IT services to organizations and companies in need of strategic IT support.   Our mission is simple; to be the most proactive managed IT and security services provider in the Midwest. With a culture aligned to run alongside your fast-paced and dynamic environment, you can trust us to support your mission-critical technologies while you focus on your core business.

Applied Tech is headquartered in Madison, WI with additional offices in Waukesha, WI and Stevens Point, WI. We work as a team to provide responsive and comprehensive business IT support customized to fit your company’s current needs, future plans, and budget. Our team and our services are constantly evolving to provide our clients with the technology tools they need to run their businesses better.  Give us a call or check out our website to learn more!

If you ask our customers why they chose us and why they stay with us (we have an extraordinary 95 percent retention rate), they will tell you it is because Applied Tech works hard at being a trusted partner to help you beat the competition by being faster, better, stronger – and strategic. Before we do anything, we listen and learn about your business to understand the issues you face today and in the future. We pride ourselves on building long- term business relationships that help your business thrive by leveraging technology.

Specific industries in which we specialize include: healthcare, commercial & residential real estate, science & technology, financial, legal, manufacturing, construction, government agencies, education, non-profit organizations and trade associations.

Start taking an active role in securing your business today by working with a CompTIA certified partner. 


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