Deconstructing SSAE 18/SOC 1/SOC 2 (formerly SAS 70)

Deconstructing SSAE 18/SOC 1/SOC 2 (formerly known as SAS 70 / SSAE 16) Audit Reports

Many U.S. companies receive what, until recently, were called SAS 70 audit reports from certain types of vendors. These reports come out once a year, typically in the late Fall. While most organizations do a good job of recognizing the need to request these reports, often they are not properly reviewed and evaluated when received. So, what do you do with the report once it has been received other than give it the internal and external auditors?

Top 5 Reasons to Get an SSAE 16 (f. SAS 70) Report

So, you have a current customer or client asking whether you have completed an SSAE 16 examination. Now you may have some basic questions such as the following: What is an SSAE 16 audit report? A Type II SSAE 16 report is an independent report on the design and operating effectiveness of key controls at […]

SAS 70/SSAE 16 vs FISAP vs ISO 27002

Frequently there is a discussion from service organizations regarding which of these an organization should complete. Many service organizations get a significant amount of requests related to information technology controls and security. The requests come in different forms, whether it be for SAS 70 reports (changing to SSAE 16 reports after June 15, 2011), completed questionnaires, and sometimes for on-site audits by the user organizations. Some of the pros and cons of each are briefly described below.