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CBTS Compliant with SSAE-16 and HIPAA Standards


CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 11, 2015-- CBTS, a leading technology solutions provider, recently underwent audits to certify that its Infrastructure as a Service and its Dedicated Backup offerings are compliant with SSAE-16/SOC requirements and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

In May, CBTS underwent an objective evaluation of the design and operating effectiveness of controls that address operations and compliance, as well as controls that are relevant to its customers’ financial reporting. The independent auditing firm IS Partners LLC of Horsham, Pa., performed the reviews. IS Partners’ professional staff has collectively completed over 800 SAS 70, SSAE 16 and SOC audits, internal control readiness assessments, trust service audits, HIPAA assessments, and information technology audits.

"CBTS has always been committed to the security, availability and confidentiality of our customers' data, applications and other infrastructure," said Ryan Mast, vice president of managed services for CBTS. "The successful completion of these audits and assessments confirmed what we already knew, and will give our customers extra assurance when they do business with us."

CBTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell and serves information-sensitive industries, including financial firms, health care providers and hospitals that require SOC1, SOC2 and HIPAA compliance.

"This is truly an in-depth assessment of CBTS Managed Services," said Mast. "These audits provide an additional layer of confidence for our existing customers, and provide a written assertion from management regarding the design and operating effectiveness of the controls being reviewed.”

About Cincinnati Bell

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) provides integrated communications solutions - including local and long distance voice, data, high-speed internet and video - that keep residential and business customers in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton connected with each other and with the world. In addition, enterprise customers across the United States rely on CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary, for efficient, scalable office communications systems and end-to-end IT solutions. Cincinnati Bell owns approximately 22 percent of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), which is held in the form of CyrusOne common stock and CyrusOne LP partnership units. CyrusOne specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties and provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for its customers. For more information, please visit

About CBTS

CBTS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). The company combines the data networking capabilities of Cincinnati Bell with next-generation managed services that provide companies with flexible solutions for end-to-end IT deployment. The CBTS business model can help organizations increase productivity and operational efficiency while reducing costs and risks through solutions that focus on business continuance, compliance, security, and technology infrastructure. For more information, visit

About IS Partners, LLC

IS Partners, LLC is a Certified Public Accounting firm registered with the AICPA and PCAOB, and is a recognized authority for SSAE 16 and Service Organization Controls (SOC) audits and related attestation services. The firm serves clients in all major service industries throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Central America, India, Pakistan and Caribbean Islands. The firm’s SSAE 16 audit teams are comprised of experts in the areas of accounting, information technology, internal controls, and business process auditing.

Source: Cincinnati Bell Inc.

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