So Many Terms…What Do They All Mean?

It is easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the terminology surrounding an audit. Here is a list of frequently used terms and their meanings:

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.