Oct 24, 2018 9:30:00 AM

SOC for Cybersecurity: Providing Board Members the Keys to the Castle

Earlier this year, the AICPA’s Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) released their Cybersecurity Risk Management Oversight: A Tool for Board Members. In this document are questions to help direct a conversation to understand the relationship between cybersecurity risk oversight and disclosures. These questions are grouped into four areas:

Topics: SOC for Cybersecurity

Feb 27, 2018 1:04:33 PM

Providing Peace of Mind Around Your Law Firm's Data Security

Have you ever wondered why Amazon Web Services (AWS) is so focused on security? When you visit their compliance page, they have nearly every privacy and security badge available, noted with the global standards highlighted below:

Topics: cybersecurity, SOC 1 Audit, securing your data, SOC for Cybersecurity, Cyber Assurance Insights, Cyber SOC, Compliance

Jun 23, 2017 7:05:00 AM

Four Steps to Managing Vendor Security

Target. Home Depot. Wendys.  The stories of significant cyber breaches are in the headlines every day.  Board members and CEOs are growing more and more concerned about cyber risk management in their organization.  But most don’t realize that each of the three breaches listed above were linked to 3rd party service providers and business associates.

Topics: SOC for Cybersecurity, Cyber Assurance Insights

May 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

SOC for Cybersecurity: What Does this Mean for Your Business?

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) finalized the guidance for Systems and Organization Controls (SOC) for Cybersecurity reporting this week.  This guidance gives organizations guidelines on how to create and document their cybersecurity risk management program, as well as provides standards for public accounting firms to report on such programs.  In other words, this provides clear guidance for CPAs to provide assurance on cybersecurity.

Topics: SOC for Cybersecurity, Cyber Assurance Insights