Attestation for Limited Access Death Master File Certification

The Death Master File (DMF) from the Social Security Administration (SSA) contains records of deceased U.S. citizens. This file is often used by the financial and credit firms as well as government agencies for record verification and prevent identity fraud.

Ensure confidentiality and privacy of the information stored in DMF

Established by the National Technical Information Services (

Beschreibung Standard/Regelwerk

What is Attestation for Limited Access Death Master File?

A person or an entity requesting access to DMF must submit an “attestation” from an Accredited Certification Body (ACB) stating that the person/entity has information security systems, facilities, and procedures in place to protect the confidentiality and privacy of the DMF information.


What are the steps of certification?

Review organization’s security policies and practices against the requirements of ISO or NIST standards and provide a report indicating gaps in the current system. This is an optional stage for LADMF certification.

Brief review is conducted to ensure organization is ready for the final audit leading to LADMF certification. This review can be conducted remotely.

On-site audit to verify effective implementation of the security policies and procedures by the organization. After a successful audit, DQS Inc. will issue a certificate to the organization against the chosen standard (ISO or NIST) and submit DQS Inc. attestation NTIS.


What does an Attestation for Limited Access Death Master File audit cost?

The cost of an audit is dependent on various factors, such as company complexity and size, so a lump sum is not possible. Contact us for a customized quote for the audit and more information. 


Why DQS?

DQS Inc. is accredited by ANAB as an Accredited Certification Body to conduct third party audits and issue certification against various ISO standards including ISO IEC 27001 (Information Security Management System). DQS Inc. meets NTIS criteria to be considered as an Accredited Certification Body (ACB).


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