Peru, IL (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
LKCS, a premier provider of marketing, design, printing, mailing, web development and statement processing solutions for financial institutions nationwide, today announced it has again successfully completed an annual SOC 2 Audit on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality and Privacy.
Established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SSAE 16 SOC 2 replaced the SAS 70 in 2011 as the officially recognized auditing standard for service organizations to demonstrate they have adequate security, availability and processing integrity controls and processes in place. A SOC 2 Type II examination demonstrates that an independent accounting and auditing firm has reviewed and examined an organization's control objectives and activities, and tested those controls to ensure that they are operating effectively. At the conclusion of the examination, a formal report including the auditor's opinion is issued to the examined organization.
The successful completion of this comprehensive audit demonstrates LKCS' commitment to implementing processes and controls for delivery of high-quality services to its customers. An independent auditing firm performed the audit. Key services included in the scope of the audit were LKCS’ statement processing and e-statement operations, database marketing, direct mail, information technology policies and procedures, and web site hosting services.
According to Sid Haas, Vice President of Business Development, "LKCS focuses extensively on ensuring the absolute safety and security of our clients’ confidential data. Our SOC2 report reflects the processes and procedures followed in our data management, data handling, file processing, and information technology systems, the suitability of our controls design, and the operating effectiveness of the controls we have in place."
Based in Peru, Illinois, LKCS is the area leader in providing end-to-end marketing, graphic design, commercial printing, direct mail, and web development services. Combined with over 50 years of marketing expertise, LKCS leverages the latest technologies and techniques to improve marketing results and return on investment for our clients. We do that. Additional information about LKCS can be found at http://www.lk-cs.com.
About SOC 2 Certification
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has developed the SOC 2 report based on the Trust Services Principles, Criteria, and Illustrations for Security, Availability, Privacy, Confidentially and Processing Integrity for services organizations. The SOC 2 report includes the AICPA's predefined criteria for industry best practices regarding policies, procedures, and processes related to security, availability, and confidentiality for demonstrating a strong system of internal controls. It is a report by an independent accounting and auditing firm on management's description of a service organization's system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls. For more information regarding SOC 2 auditing, please visit http://www.aicpa.org.