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December 11, 2009  1:42 PM

Could Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) be Killed? | An Auditor’s Viewpoint

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Well, i'm sure by now millions of people have read the article in Newsweek about how Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) could be brought down to it's knees and killed. Compliance auditors are getting cold...

April 27, 2009  2:06 AM

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

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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...

December 31, 2008  11:30 PM

SAS 70 Audits | Understanding PRICING for SAS 70 Engagements

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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SAS 70 Type I and Type II audits have become common for many organizations providing critical outsourcing services to companies. Known as service organizations, they have all landed on the regulatory radar of having to be SAS 70 compliant, due...

December 31, 2008  11:19 PM

SAS 70 and Regulatory Audits | What is the Impact to our Economy?

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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The impacts, in my opinion, are the following. Interestingly, the last decade has seen somewhat of a shift in auditing. That's not to say there has been a decrease in this specialized service, quite to the contrary. The shift has occurred as financial statement auditing has begun to see somewhat...

November 23, 2008  7:46 PM

SAS 70 Type II Audit Reports | Why SAS 70 is Here to Stay

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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We live in a world of heightened regulatory compliance and corporate governance. From the passage of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act to numerous other pieces of legislation (HIPAA, GLBA, just to name a few), "comply, comply, comply" is the new mantra being pushed throughout organizations and at all...

September 8, 2008  4:04 PM

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

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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 26, 2008  12:36 PM

SAS 70 & Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) | What You Need to Know

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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The relationship between Sarbanes-Oxley and SAS 70 begins with Section 404 of the 2002 Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX). Because management must report annually on it’s effectiveness of internal controls, it then has a fiduciary responsibility and a requirement to inspect on controls considered critical...

August 26, 2008  11:23 AM

SAS 70 Audits | Tips on Preparing Your Organization

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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SAS 70 audits are being performed on many service organizations in today's growing regulatory compliance economy. From federal legislation, such as Sarbanes-Oxley to HIPAA, the SAS 70 auditing standard has been pushed to the...

August 3, 2008  2:49 PM

SAS70 & PCI Compliance | Creating Audit Efficiencies

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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...

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...

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