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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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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Department of Education Tightens Data Requirements

Cyber attacks on universities and colleges have been on the rise over the past few years. As a result, the Department of Education (DoE) has released guidance that will regulate data security practices in the education industry under the Gramm-Leach-Billey Act (GLBA). The DoE will require universities and colleges to

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Data Breaches Will Continue to Rise in 2018

Learn about all the data breaches in 2017 and the steps that companies can take to prevent their organization from becoming victim to a breach – Ohio CPAWhile 2017 may have been a great year overall for technology, it felt like we were hearing about a new breach or hack

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Former Controller Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison

A former controller for G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc. plead guilty to a wire fraud charge, and will serve 96 months in prison.  Fortunately for G&J, the individual also agreed to repay $7,700,000 of the alleged $8,700,000 in fraudulent losses. According to the FBI, the former controller created a separate, illegitimate

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