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December 30, 2008  3:21 PM

SAS 70 | PCI DSS | 2009 Regulatory Compliance Checklist



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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When ushering in the new year festivities, keep in mind that a number of regulatory compliance issues will be facing your organization also as 2009 looms just around the corner. No, they're not stocking stuffers, rather, they can be considered expensive, time-consuming, and arduous, to say the...

December 30, 2008  2:37 PM

SAS 70 Audit Reports | Obtain a Sample SAS 70 Type II Audit



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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If you are seeking to learn more about SAS 70 Type I and SAS 70 Type II audits, then one of the most effective ways for truly gaining an understanding of the auditing standard is to see what the finished product looks like-that is, a final SAS...


December 30, 2008  2:19 PM

SAS 70 Type II Audits | Become SAS 70 Compliant in a Cost Effective Manner



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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If your organization is seeking to become SAS 70 Type I or SAS 70 Type II compliant for 2009, then its time to roll up your sleeves and learn all you can about what a SAS 70 audit actually is along with many of its inner workings? And why? Knowledge is power. The more information you have about...


November 29, 2008  5:30 PM

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



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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...


November 28, 2008  10:43 PM

SAS 70 Audit Reports | Start with a SAS 70 Readiness Assessment



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Successful completion of SAS 70 Type I or SAS 70 Type II audit reports should start with undertaking a SAS 70 Readiness Assessment. A readiness assessment is an important part of the audit process in that it helps identify weaknesses, gaps, and deficiencies within your organization's control...


November 13, 2008  2:40 AM

SAS 70 Audit Costs and Pricing | What You Need to Know



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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If your organization is planning on undertaking a SAS 70 audit, be it a Type I or a Type II, then there are some important points you need to learn about SAS 70 audit pricing. First and foremost, make sure to get a "fixed fee" for the SAS 70 engagement a fixed fee includes all out of pocket,...


October 27, 2008  9:22 PM

SAS 70 Audits | Make Sure to Get a “Fixed Fee” for the Audit



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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SAS 70 audits today are being conducted by CPA firms large and small, big and tall. Though they vary greatly in size, complexity and audit skills, what seems to be the industry standard is a "fixed fee" for the audit. Fixed in meaning that all...


October 27, 2008  9:03 PM

SAS 70 Audit Reports | What You Need to Know About Them



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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SAS 70 Type I and SAS 70 Type II audits are fast becoming a mainstay in today's regulatory compliance environment. If your organization is seeking to become SAS 70 Type I or SAS 70 Type II compliant in the near future, then here are some helpful tips in adequately preparing for all aspects of the...


October 19, 2008  9:28 PM

SAS 70 Type II Audit Reports | A SAS 70 Auditor’s Expert Opinion



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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SAS 70 Type I and SAS 70 Type II audits are being required more and more by service organizations in today's growing regulatory compliance and heightened corporate governance environment. Thus, if you are a service organization or third party providers of critical services to another entity, you...


October 19, 2008  9:17 PM

SAS 70 and PCI DSS | An Auditor’s Expert Opinion



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Many organizations are having to complete both a SAS 70 Type I or SAS 70 Type II audit along with being Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant. With that being said, I am often asked if you can create efficiencies of scale if a firm does both the SAS 70 audit and the PCI assessment. That answer is...


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