About Ryan Whitehead (CISA, CCSK)

Ryan Whitehead (Linford & Co Auditor)

Ryan started with Linford & Co., LLP in 2022 focusing on SOC 1 and SOC 2 examinations. Ryan started his career with KPMG Atlanta in 2016 in the IT Assurance group focusing on SOX and ITGC testing. He has also audited clients from a variety of industries as well as worked on an Internal Audit for a financial services institution. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Information Science and Technology from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and a Masters of Information Systems from Auburn University.

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SOC 2 risk assessment criteria

The SOC 2 Risk Assessment Criteria: Through the Eyes of an Auditor

The most important common criteria tested within the SOC 2 report is the risk assessment. An organization’s risk assessment is the heart and soul of the SOC 2 report. Unfortunately, there are many consequences for lacking well-defined risk assessment and risk management processes: Business/system failure Financial loss Noncompliance with national and foreign laws, regulations, and […]