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December 11, 2009  1:42 PM

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



Posted by: Charles Denyer
charles denyer, PCAOB, Sarbanes-Oxley, sarbox, SAS 70, SOX

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...

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...


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...


December 31, 2008  11:30 PM

SAS 70 Audits | Understanding PRICING for SAS 70 Engagements



Posted by: Charles Denyer
cpa firm, Sarbanes-Oxley, sas 70 audit, sas 70 type i type ii, sas70, SOX

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
glbay, HIPAA, impacts of audits to economy, payment card industry, PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, sas70, section 404, SOX

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
audits, payment card industry, payment card industry data security standards, PCI, pci assessment, pci compliance, PCI DSS, pci dss qsa, regulatory compliance, SAS 70, sas 70 audit report, SAS 70 checklist, sas 70 control objectives, SAS 70 readiness questionnaire, sas 70 sample report, SAS 70 Type I, sas 70 type ii, sas70, sas70 sample reports, Security, SOX, What is SAS 70?

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...


November 23, 2008  7:46 PM

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



Posted by: Charles Denyer
GLBA, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, sas 70 audit report, sas 70 control objectives, sas 70 type ii, sas70, section 404 sox, SOX, What is SAS 70?

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...


July 23, 2008  2:53 PM

SAS70 Audit Guide | Section 6.0 | SAS70 Glossary of Terms



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Compliance, SAS 70, SAS 70 download, SOX, What is SAS 70?

If you want to learn about SAS70 Type I & Type II audits, then it's a good idea to gain a thorough understanding of the terminology used for the SAS70 auditing standard. There's much technical jargon and...


July 21, 2008  6:23 PM

SAS70 Audit Guide | Section 5.0 | SAS70 Roadmap for Compliance



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Auditing, audits, Compliance, GLBA, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley, SAS 70, SAS 70 checklist, SAS 70 download, SAS 70 overview presentation, SAS 70 readiness questionnaire, Security, SOX, What is SAS 70?

SAS70 Type I & Type II audits can be daunting indeed to many service organizations, but they shouldn't be. The more you learn about what SAS70 is, the better prepared you will be for going through a SAS70 audit. Let's start with...


July 18, 2008  1:55 AM

SAS70 Audit Guide | Section 4.0 | SAS70 Sample Reports



Posted by: Charles Denyer
Auditing, audits, Compliance, GLBA, HIPAA, SAS 70, SAS 70 checklist, SAS 70 download, SAS 70 overview presentation, SAS 70 readiness questionnaire, Security, SOX, What is SAS 70?

You can obtain SAS70 sample reports if you are interested in learning more about the SAS70 auditing standard. Many service organizations have to go through a SAS70 audit and would like to learn more about the auditing...


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