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What is SAS 70?


February 23, 2009  1:11 AM

What is SAS 70 | A Question I’m Often Asked by Service Organizations



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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What is SAS 70? For us in the regulatory compliance and Information Technology world, this would be an absurd question. Well, put yourself in the shoes of businesses who work hard everyday, struggling to make ends meet, and then suddenly,...

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...


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 20, 2008  4:32 PM

SAS70 Audits & Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BCDR)



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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SAS70-I'm often asked about Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery (BCDR) when preparing a new client for a SAS70 Type I or Type II audit that. Specifically, they ask me if it is a requirement for a SAS70 audit and what should they be doing in order to adequately prepare and document a BCDR...


August 18, 2008  3:30 PM

SAS70 Audits and PCI Assessments | GAP Analysis



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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Many organizations are now being required to be SAS70 and PCI DSS compliant. With that said, I am often asked where the synergies or overlaps are for a SAS70 audit, which can only be done by a CPA firm and a PCI DSS assessment, which can only be done by a qualified PCI QSA individual. My answer...


July 25, 2008  3:00 PM

Data Centers & SAS70 Audits | How to Prepare for the Audit



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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...


July 23, 2008  2:53 PM

SAS70 Audit Guide | Section 6.0 | SAS70 Glossary of Terms



Posted by: Charles Denyer
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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
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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
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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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