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January 7, 2010  1:21 AM

SAS 70 Audit & Compliance | Is a Type I Needed before a Type II?

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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As a SAS 70 Auditor, I'm often asked if a SAS 70 Type I is needed before conducting a SAS 70 Type II? The answer, YES and NO! Yes, in that if an organization has never gone through a SAS 70 audit, has time to conduct a Type I audit, or has...

January 6, 2010  1:29 PM

SEC Moves Forward with Surprise Audits in a Post Madoff World

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Sure, this sounds like great news from the SEC in that it's trying to build an image (that has been badly tarnished in recent years) that it does have teeth, can enforce rules, and has the public's best interest at heart. However, the problem is that under the new rules, only about 1,900 of the...

July 8, 2009  7:27 PM

SAS 70 Compliance | Why a Readiness Assessment is Essential for the Audit

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Many service organizations having to undergo SAS 70 Type I or SAS 70 Type II compliance would greatly benefit from a SAS 70 Readiness Assessment. So, let's clear the air as to what this actually is. A SAS 70 Readiness Assessment should be a proactive exercise which actually benefits the overall...

March 20, 2009  6:34 PM

SAS 70 Compliant | Discussion on SAS 70 Auditing Methodologies

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Being SAS 70 compliant is quickly becoming a requirement for many service organizations (i.e., companies that provide outsourcing to another entity) in today's business arena. Many companies, however, voice frustration in not really understanding the audit...

March 20, 2009  6:20 PM

SAS 70 Compliance | Tips on Scoping a SAS 70 Audit

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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SAS 70 compliance is commonplace for many of today's businesses. Unfortunately, one of the missing ingredients in understanding SAS 70 compliance is the scope of the audit. That's right. The who, what, when, where, and why of the actual SAS 70 audit process....

March 15, 2009  2:24 AM

SAS 70 Type 2 Audit | Learn about SAS 70 Compliance

Posted by: Charles Denyer
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If you want to learn more about a SAS 70 Type 2 audit and SAS 70 compliance, then listen up. Becoming SAS 70 compliant can be full of minefields out in today's regulatory compliance world. But it shouldn't be. In fact achieving SAS 70 compliance should be looked upon as a structured, multi-step...


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