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July 25, 2008  3:00 PM

Data Centers & SAS70 Audits | How to Prepare for the Audit



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Auditing, Compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, SAS 70 download, What is SAS 70?

Data centers are increasingly being called upon to be SAS70 Type I or Type II compliant. It stems primarily from the rapid growth of compliance legislation, along with the advent of many industries, particularly Software as a Service (SaaS), that require services from data centers and co-location...

July 23, 2008  2:53 PM

SAS70 Audit Guide | Section 6.0 | SAS70 Glossary of Terms



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Compliance, SAS 70, SAS 70 download, SOX, What is SAS 70?

If you want to learn about SAS70 Type I & Type II audits, then it's a good idea to gain a thorough understanding of the terminology used for the SAS70 auditing standard. There's much technical jargon and...


July 21, 2008  6:23 PM

SAS70 Audit Guide | Section 5.0 | SAS70 Roadmap for Compliance



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Auditing, audits, Compliance, GLBA, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, SAS 70 checklist, SAS 70 download, SAS 70 overview presentation, SAS 70 readiness questionnaire, Security, SOX, What is SAS 70?

SAS70 Type I & Type II audits can be daunting indeed to many service organizations, but they shouldn't be. The more you learn about what SAS70 is, the better prepared you will be for going through a SAS70 audit. Let's start with...


July 18, 2008  1:55 AM

SAS70 Audit Guide | Section 4.0 | SAS70 Sample Reports



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Auditing, audits, Compliance, GLBA, HIPAA, SAS 70, SAS 70 checklist, SAS 70 download, SAS 70 overview presentation, SAS 70 readiness questionnaire, Security, SOX, What is SAS 70?

You can obtain SAS70 sample reports if you are interested in learning more about the SAS70 auditing standard. Many service organizations have to go through a SAS70 audit and would like to learn more about the auditing...


July 13, 2008  10:15 PM

SAS70 Audit Guide | Section 3.0 | What’s in a SAS 70 Report?



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Compliance, DataCenter, GLBA, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, SAS 70 checklist, SAS 70 download, SAS 70 overview presentation, SAS 70 readiness questionnaire, SOX, What is SAS 70?

A SAS70 report can be a daunting undertaking for many service organizations who have never gone through an audit of this type. Developed in 1992 by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). SAS70 Type I and Type II audits are used for examining a service organization's control...


July 11, 2008  3:50 AM

SAS70 Audit Guide | Section 2.0



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Auditing, Compliance, GLBA, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, SAS 70, SAS 70 checklist, SAS 70 download, SAS 70 overview presentation, SAS 70 readiness questionnaire, Security, SOX, What is SAS 70?

SAS 70 audits have become a way of life for many in today's ever growing regulatory compliance world. From financial services to healthcare and I.T., no industry is safe from the large and expanding compliance mandates being pushed out of Congress. Notable legislation, such as HIPAA, GLBA, and...


July 9, 2008  2:27 AM

SAS70 Audit Guide | Section 1.0



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Auditing, audits, Compliance, GLBA, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, SAS 70, SAS 70 checklist, SAS 70 download, SAS 70 overview presentation, SAS 70 readiness questionnaire, Security, SOX, What is SAS 70?

The SAS70 audit guide is a series of reports that will help educate individuals on this widely used auditing standard that was developed in 1992. Section 1.0 gives readers a brief history of SAS 70 audits. What's important to note about the auditing...


July 4, 2008  8:40 PM

SAS70 | Definition of the Auditing Standard No. 70



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Auditing, audits, Compliance, GLBA, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, SAS 70, Security, SOX

SAS70 audits can be looked upon as an examination of an entity's control environment. In more technical terms, a SAS70 Type I audit is used to report on controls placed in operation. Thus, a SAS 70 Type II audit is used...


July 4, 2008  2:19 AM

It’s a SAS 70 Jungle out There | Tips on Preparation



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Auditing, audits, Compliance, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, SAS 70, Security, SOX

From health care to financial services and I.T., SAS 70 Type I and Type II audits are having a significant impact in today's ever growing regulatory compliance arena. Many service organizations initially struggle with SAS 70 compliance, due in part to a large number of issues....


July 3, 2008  1:24 AM

SAS 70 Audits | Tips on Getting a Fair Fee



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Auditing, audits, Compliance, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, SAS 70, Security, SOX

If your organization needs to embark on SAS 70 Type I or Type II compliance, here's what you need to know about getting a fair, equitable fee from a CPA firm that proposes on the audit.

  • Discuss what the scope of the audit will be, that is, is it a general controls audit or does the


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