A-LIGN Completes SOC 2 Type 2 Audit for A-SCEND

A-SCEND-SOC-2-logoA-LIGN, a global cybersecurity, cyber risk and privacy, and compliance firm has announced the successful completion of the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 audit for its GRC software, A-SCEND. Conducted by Exum & Exum, an independent certified public accounting firm, the SOC 2 Type 2 attestation engagement report affirms A-LIGN’s A-SCEND Application Services System’s description and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls, meeting the SOC 2 standards for security, availability, and confidentiality.

A-LIGN remains committed to ensuring the security and privacy of its client data. The A-SCEND SOC 2 report verifies the existence of implemented controls that affect the integrity of the system as it processes client data, and protects the confidentiality and privacy of the information that is processed. Understanding the importance of information security and privacy, A-LIGN coordinates the evaluation of its policies and procedures by the organizations that accredit and oversee the firm including ANAB, A2LA, and the AICPA.

“As an information security firm, it is our mission to provide cybersecurity solutions that assist our clients in protecting and safeguarding their data. Having a third-party assess our firm and our systems, such as A-SCEND, assures that A-LIGN is maintaining and upholding the highest level of security for our clients”, stated Gene Geiger, President of A-LIGN.


A-SCEND, a proprietary governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) software, was developed in-house with the goal of solving client needs, by creating a more efficient, organized auditing process experience. A-SCEND creates a user interface that allows clients to easily access information regarding their project, focusing specifically on the evidence collection process with the Information Request List, which is needed prior to coming onsite. With A-SCEND, A-LIGN has made the document management process efficient and simple, offering a technology solution that streamlines the audit process.

About A-LIGN

A-LIGN is one of a limited number of professional services firms that can offer a consolidated approach to information technology and information security audits. A-LIGN is a HITRUST CSF Assessor firm, Qualified Security Assessor Company, Accredited ISO 27001 Certification Body, Accredited FedRAMP 3PAO, and licensed CPA firm. A-LIGN leverages their industry expertise to guide organizations towards security, compliance and privacy services that will enhance their information security to prevent cyber threats, and reduce risk, turning their security into a competitive edge. For more information, visit www.A-LIGN.com.