Regulatory Compliance, Governance and Security

Feb 8 2009   2:59PM GMT

SAS 70 Audit Guide | Learn the Secrets to SAS 70 Audits



Need to learn about SAS 70 audits? Not too sure about what the audit actually entails in regards to scope, time, effort and financial considerations? Well, if your organization is seeking to become SAS 70 Type I or Type II compliant for 2009 and beyond, then its a good idea to start educating yourself on the particulars of SAS 70 audits. The more informed and educated you are, the greater your success in going through a SAS 70 audit for your organization in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

Helpful suggestions on learning about SAS 70 audits include the following:

Know the difference between a Type I and Type II audit
Learn about pricing for SAS 70 audits
Understand and comprehend the meaning of audit “scope”
Learn about a SAS 70 Readiness Assessment and how it can help augment the overall audit process for Type I and Type II reports.

Keep in mind that all organizations are different, as such, your SAS 70 requirements and what you essentially need to “get out” of your report could be significantly different from another company. For example, are you just looking to “check the box” for a compliance report or are you actually seeking value out of your SAS 70 audit.

Visit the official SAS 70 Resource Guide to learn more about SAS 70 Type I and Type II audits.

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