What are the Top Policies and Procedures Needed for a SOC 2 Audit?

Safeguard your clients’ data.

The core of SOC 2 Examinations is based upon the AICPA’s Trust Services Principles (TSPs). The TSPs mandate that an organization has information documented regarding their security and operational policies, procedures, and processes in place for consistent compliance. For your convenience, A-LIGN has compiled the top twelve policies and procedures for any service organization to establish when undergoing a SOC 2 Examination.

 

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Securing Privacy: Understanding the Impact of GDPR

Prepare for GDPR Compliance.

The deadline to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was May 25, 2018.

This regulation affects any organization that processes and/or handles the information of European Union citizens. Do you understand the impact GDPR may have on your organization?

 

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The Ultimate Cyber Defense Guide

Strategize Your Cybersecurity.

Our experienced assessors created The Ultimate Cyber Defense Guide to provide valuable insights to help organizations understand and navigate the digital landscape.

By identifying emerging trends, highlighting industry statistics, and providing preventative tips, organizations can begin strategizing and implementing effective cybersecurity.

 

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A-LIGN’s Director of Cyber Risk and Privacy, Petar Besalev reviews the three major cybersecurity trends affecting Florida businesses and Florida citizens. The review is based on the 2017 State of Cybersecurity in Florida report developed by The Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2) and Gartner Consulting.

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The deadline to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is May 25, 2018. This regulation affects any organization that processes and/or handles the information of European Union citizens. Do you understand the impact GDPR may have on your organization? Prepare for GDPR compliance, today.

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Our experienced assessors created The Ultimate Cyber Defense Guide to provide valuable insights to help organizations understand and navigate the digital landscape. Through identifying emerging trends, highlighting industry statistics, and providing preventative tips, organizations can begin strategizing and implementing effective cybersecurity.

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The healthcare sector is regarded as one of the fastest evolving industries in the nation. This transformative environment is pushing organizations to provide unique solutions while handling new challenges. The drivers of this constant change can be attributed to the development of new services and jobs, an increase in regulations and policies surrounding healthcare, and the growing use of technology within the medical industry. This whitepaper highlights and discusses the evolving industry as it relates to data protection, information security risks, and regulatory obligations.

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The SOC 1/SSAE 18 was released by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) providing assurance regarding the controls at a service organization relevant to the user entities’ internal control over financial reporting. This standard superseded the SSAE 16 report on May 1, 2017. Stephanie Oyler, a Managing Consultant at A-LIGN, highlights the three main changes outlined in SSAE 18, how to prepare for a SOC 1/SSAE 18 assessment, and a list of FAQs.

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In our Cyber Defense Guide Part 2, our experienced assessors take a deeper look into breach statistics, review the types of social engineering and malware attacks, and provide actionable prevention tips.

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Effective November 2016, your organization could lose access to the Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF).  The LADMF contains information about deceased persons that is used by financial and credit firms, as well as government agencies, to match records and prevent identity fraud. Learn how to continue to access the LADMF with this informative guide.

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