Regulatory Compliance, Governance and Security:

January, 2010

January 11, 2010  2:03 PM

SAS 70 Audit Scope for Type I and Type II Audits | Important Advice


Properly scoping a SAS 70 Type I or SAS 70 Type II audit is an extremely important component of the audit process itself. Why? Because as a service organization undergoing a SAS 70 audit, your goal is to have a report produced and issued to you...

January 7, 2010  1:21 AM

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


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


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...

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