Preparing for New Service Organization Control Standards -- Mark the Date: July 11, 2012 at 11:00 - 12:00 PM ET

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A-lign™ Senior Consultant Sean Widdoes, in conjunction with to present virtual webinar entitled, “Preparing for New Service Organization Control Standards.”

Sean Widdoes, QSA

Discussion is directed on helping organizations understand how they will be affected by the new standards; and participants will be encouraged to ask questions at the end of the session. Topics to be covered:

  •     What are the new standards?
  •     Why were they needed?
  •     What do you need to do to prepare?
  •     How will your audit be different?
  •     What will the report look like?
  •     What do you tell your clients about the change in standards?

Sean Widdoes graduated from University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting; has passed the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) exam and possesses a QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) designation. His area of expertise is SSAE 16, SOC 2, and SOC 3 audits along with PCI assessments.

Registration for the webinar is complimentary. All individuals and organizations are invited to attend and can sign up below.

Preparing for New Service Organization Control Standards
Date: July 11, 2012 at 11:00 - 12:00 PM ET
Presenters: Sean Widdoes, Senior Consultant(A-lign CPAs)

View the Virtual Conference schedule for registration information.

About A-lign™: A-lign™ CPAs is national CPA firm specializing in providing auditing services and business guidance to companies with regulatory or customer compliance needs, such as:

  • Statement on Auditing Standard (SAS) 70 Audit Services
  • Statement on Standards of Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16 Services
  • ISAE 3402 Services
  • WebTrust/SysTrust Services
  • Payment Card Industry (PCI) Readiness Assessments
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27002 Benchmark Services
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Assessments
  • Internal Audit and Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
  • Healthcare Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

A-lign’s team has provided services to companies in a multitude of industries, such as Application Service Providers, Banking and Financial Services, Communications, Data Center Providers, Energy and Utilities, Government, Insurance, Managed Services and Technology, Non- Profit, Professional Services and SaaS. A-lign’s executive team has extensive experience in the accounting and auditing field, has held key positions with Big 4 accounting firms and holds numerous certifications including Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Internal Auditor.

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