About Ben Burkett (CPA, CISA, CISSP, CRISC)

Ben Burkett | Linford & Co

Ben Burkett is an experienced auditor for Linford & Co. Starting his career at KPMG in 2002, Ben has extensive experience in the business of Information Technology (IT). As an auditor, he drove IT risk management and compliance efforts.  As the head of an IT Project Management Office and a Technology Business Management (TBM) function, he sought to drive and maximize the value of IT.

SOC benefits and audit value

SOC Benefits: Beyond the Value of SOC Compliance for Audits

Obtaining a SOC 2 report requires an investment of both time and money for a service organization and, at some point, might seem like more work than it’s worth. However, the advantages to obtaining a SOC 2 report far outweigh the initial investment.

How to choose an auditor

Choosing an Auditor: How Do I Find a Good, Better, Best Auditor?

The client/auditor relationship is unique and strange. Basically, your organization is paying someone to look at your highly confidential information (e.g. financials, systems, processes, and controls) to provide an opinion on that information. I’m sure you’re already aware, but the opinion is not meant for the client, but rather for the readers of the audit […]