IT Audit & Compliance Blog

The Linford & Company Blog is written by our very own auditors, who are experts in IT audits, information security, and compliance topics. Their auditing experience encompasses a broad spectrum of industries and organizations, and their specialized expertise can help your company or organization make the right decision for your auditing needs. Our specific areas of focus in our IT Audit & Compliance Blog include SOC 1 reports, SOC 2 reports, HIPPA reports, Royalty audits, and FedRAMP assessments.

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The DFARS Compliance Deadline is Fast Approaching – Will You Be Ready?

Since November 2013 with the release of its initial rule on safeguarding covered defense information and cyber incident reporting, the Department of Defense (DOD) has been working to impose additional requirements on defense contractors that process, store, or transmit what is identified as covered defense information. The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 225.204-7012 […]

How safe is the cloud?

Is the Cloud Safe?

More and more companies are popping up that require their consumers to insert sensitive information into a cloud for safe keeping but is the cloud actually safe? This article will address that question and provide consumers some insight into steps they can take and what to look for to help ensure that their information is […]

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Reporting on an Entity’s Cybersecurity Risk Management Program and Controls (SOC for Cybersecurity)

The AICPA has recently developed a cybersecurity risk management reporting framework that is being added to the suite of System and Organization Controls (SOC) report offerings. This framework will assist organizations in communicating relevant and useful information about their cybersecurity risk management program. Companies need to be able to evidence that they can manage cybersecurity […]