SOC 2 vs. SOC for Cybersecurity

The AICPA released a nice comparison of their SOC 2 and SOC for Cybersecurity products.  With all of the concern about data security today, the two products can be valuable.  However, their titles do not explain the differences in audience, scope, purpose, or contents.  Now there is a simple, two-page

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SOC Reports for Start-ups Concerned With Privacy and Security

What is a SOC Report? Originally called Service Organization Controls reports, and now called System and Organization Controls reports, SOC reports are tests of controls provided by data security experts working at CPA firms.  They fill a need whenever a company is holding third-party data as a verified Seal of

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Vendor Pre-Qualification: What we Learned From Our Own Process

While considering the steps necessary to complete the vendor prequalification process, it is important for your organization to come prepared with the right information. At Barnes Dennig, we help companies gain credibility with their vendors every day by generating CPA-provided SOC reports.  However, the tables were turned when we found

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9 Best Practices to Steer Nonprofit Technology

Working with nonprofit leaders on a regular basis, the questions I get from the Executive Directors and C-suite personnel typically revolve around, “How deep in the details do I need to be for my organization?” While the answer to this question varies greatly, there are a few tips

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How Technology Advisory Services Usher Rapid Growth

Some companies need a helping hand during rapid growth.  At times, just keeping up with customer demands can keep an IT department busy for months or years.  When that happens, it may make sense to have a trusted advisor help you stop and take stock of operations. In a recent

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