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May 13, 2009  7:44 PM

SAS 70 Audits for Data Centers | It’s a “SaaS”y Environment

Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, colocation, Compliance, data centers, managed services, sas 70 and SaaS, Software as a Service, SOX

SAS 70 audits are being performed at a record pace these days on data centers, managed service providers and co-location entities. The big question is why? Well, there are many general answers that we all hear, such as "Oh, it's just today's compliance...

May 8, 2009  11:47 AM

SAS 70 Audit and Compliance Tips for Data Centers

Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, co-location, Compliance, cpa firm, data center, data center physical security, sas 70 audit

Learn more about SAS 70 audits for data centers by reviewing the step by step SAS 70 audit process. From beginning to end, a number of steps, activities, and deliverables must be undertaken for ensuring the audit is successful. From the...

April 27, 2009  2:06 AM

Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and SAS 70 | What Does the Future Hold?

Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, Compliance, corporate governance, PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, SOX

Sarbanes Oxley and SAS 70 audits have had a monumental impact on corporate governance and compliance. So much so, they almost invented a huge part of the pie. As a SAS 70 auditor, i'm often asked what does the...

November 29, 2008  5:30 PM

SAS 70 Type II Audits | An Auditor’s Expert Opinion on Pricing

Posted by: Charles Denyer
Compliance, SAS 70, sas 70 audit report, sas 70 control objectives, SAS 70 readiness questionnaire, SAS 70 Type I, sas 70 type ii, sas70, sas70 pricing, sas70 readiness assessment questionnaires, sas70 sample reports

People often ask me what the price of a SAS 70 Type I or SAS 70 Type II audit is. My response? That depends, I say, on many, many factors. Here is what needs to be understood when considering pricing factors for SAS 70 Type I and Type II audits: 1. The CPA...

September 26, 2008  6:17 PM

PCI DSS & SAS70 Audits | If you need both, then read on…

Posted by: Charles Denyer
audits, Compliance, PCI DSS, pci dss qsa, SAS 70, sas70

PCI DSS and SAS70 audits are two of the most common regulatory compliance initiatives currently facing many service organizations in today's current business climate. Add to the mix of some unique similarities that both PCI DSS and SAS70 possess, and you can have some marginal to meaningful...

September 8, 2008  4:04 PM

SAS70 Reports | Know the Difference Between Type I & Type II

Posted by: Charles Denyer
audits, Compliance, regulatory compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, sas70, sas70 sample reports, Security

If your company is needing to be SAS70 compliant, then a good start is to learn about what a SAS70 audit is and what the difference is between a SAS70 Type I & SAS70 Type II audit report. In short, a SAS70 Type I is simply...

August 28, 2008  1:07 PM

SAS 70 Audits for Data Centers & Managed Services

Posted by: Charles Denyer
Compliance, data centers, DataCenter, managed services, SAS 70, SAS 70 download, SAS 70 readiness questionnaire, sas70 sample reports

If you are a data center or manged services provider and need a SAS 70 audit, then here are some helpful tips and strategies for finding the right firm, getting a fair and equitable fee, and for ensuring you have the proper scope for the audit. Today's data center are complex entities, providing...

August 26, 2008  8:05 PM

SAS 70 Audits & Software as a Service (SaaS) | Helpful Audit Tips

Posted by: Charles Denyer
Compliance, regulatory compliance, SaaS, SAS 70, sas70, sas70 sample reports, Software as a Service

The Software as a Service (SaaS) industry and SAS 70 audits actually have quite a bit in common. First and foremost, both the SAS 70 auditing standard and the SaaS industry have seen explosive growth in the past five years, thanks in large part to regulatory compliance and the advent of technology....

August 18, 2008  3:30 PM

SAS70 Audits and PCI Assessments | GAP Analysis

Posted by: Charles Denyer
Compliance, pci compliance, pci dss qsa, SAS 70, sas70, What is SAS 70?

Many organizations are now being required to be SAS70 and PCI DSS compliant. With that said, I am often asked where the synergies or overlaps are for a SAS70 audit, which can only be done by a CPA firm and a PCI DSS assessment, which can only be done by a qualified PCI QSA individual. My answer...

August 3, 2008  2:49 PM

SAS70 & PCI Compliance | Creating Audit Efficiencies

Posted by: Charles Denyer
Auditing, audits, Compliance, GLBA, HIPAA, payment card industry, PCI, qsa, regulatory compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, sas70, sas70 sample reports, Security

SAS70 audits have grown tremendously in the past five years, largely due in part to the explosive growth of federal regulatory compliance laws and legislation. Interestingly also, Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance has also received much...

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