About Hilary Stavrakas (CISA)

Hilary Stavrakas | Linford & Co

Hilary has eight years of IT audit and assurance experience. Prior to starting at Linford & Co, Hilary worked for Deloitte managing audit readiness assessments, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 and SOC examinations, and complex remediation procedures. Hilary is a certified information systems auditor (CISA), holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado-Denver and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Colorado State University.

ALL ARTICLES BY Hilary Stavrakas (CISA):
Operating System Hardening & Benefits

Operating System Hardening: Benefits, Importance, & Other Considerations

In the following paragraphs we’ll discuss what hardening means, the benefits and disadvantages it brings, and where to begin in the process of securing an operating system. Let’s first understand what the hardening process is. The concept of hardening, in relation to computing, is when the system is made more secure through the use of […]

Data migrations and SOC 2 reports

Data Migrations & Their Impact on a SOC 2 Report

Service organization environments are ever-changing. As the organization adapts, the systems used by the service organization change in alignment. This process of migrating to a new application or migrating your infrastructure to the cloud can be significant, not just to the organization, but to the service organization’s users. What is a Data Migration & When […]

Audit deficiency analysis

Audit Deficiency Analysis: What Questions Should You Expect?

Are you interested in SOC services but unsure what will be asked from you if internal control deficiencies are found? We all know the scary words qualification or misstatement, but what about the less scary but still important term: deficiency. This is also known as “finding” or “gap” and a deficiency can also be an […]