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January 16, 2009  3:46 PM

SAS 70 Audits & Data Centers | Tips on Preparing for the Audit



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Today's data centers and managed services providers are complex businesses, providing customers with a wide array of services. As such, SAS 70 audits have become the standard compliance audit for assessing internal controls for data centers and managed...

December 31, 2008  11:36 PM

SAS 70 Audit Reports | Learn About SAS 70 by Obtaining a Sample Report



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Many service organizations who have to undergo a SAS 70 Type I or Type II audit have never had the ability to see or read what a final report looks like after the audit has been completed. With this now available, service organizations can gain...


December 31, 2008  11:25 PM

SAS 70 Audits and PCI DSS Compliance |What you NEED to Know



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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As an auditor, I am constantly approached by my clients desperately wanting to know if efficiencies can be obtained within the audit and assessment process for companies undergoing both a SAS70 audit and a PCI DSS...

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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...


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 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...


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