Align Security and Compliance Releases New Whitepaper on the Value of SOC 2

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Gene Geiger, Director of Security walks through the requirements of SOC 2 audit, how the audit engagement is performed and answers the question regarding its value to an organization that is not “required” to undergo this rigorous information technology audit.

A-lign Security and Compliance releases a new whitepaper by Gene Geiger, available on their website.

Geiger addresses concerns for those service organizations whose service does not impact the internal controls over financial reporting. He asks "what does the new AICPA requirements mean for you? Can your organization benefit from engaging an independent CPA firm to perform a SOC 2 audit?"

A-lign Security and Compliance Services (ASCS) is a professional services company focused on clients’ information security and compliance needs. Specializing in industry and regulatory compliance, ASCS can assist clients in the areas of PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FFIEC and ISO 27002 compliance.

The Payment Card Industry Security and Standards Council was formed by the five major payment brands, American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc., to align their individual security requirements for the payment card industry. Navigating the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (“PCI-DSS”) requires a deep understanding of information security and the PCI-DSS requirements. Our security professionals have a broad range of experience in the payment card industry from processor, merchant and compliance perspectives. If you store, process or transmit cardholder data you need to understand the compliance requirements that impact you. We are positioned to help you through each of the phases of compliance with one of our PCI-DSS services.


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