Entries by Sarah Harvey

NorthStar Education Services Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation

Independent Audit Verifies NorthStar Education Services’ Internal Controls and Processes Eagan, MN – NorthStar Education Services, a student financial aid and payment company, announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that NorthStar Education Services has a continued commitment to security. A SOC 2 audit […]

PCI DSS Compliance: What Do SAQ, AoC, and RoC Mean?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI DSS, was established as a standard security requirement for all entities that store, process, or transmit cardholder data. PCI DSS compliance helps to demonstrate your security commitment and assure your clients that their cardholder data is protected. When you engage in a PCI DSS audit, you’re […]

Using NIST 800-53 vs. NIST 800-171 in a FISMA Audit

When any organization engages in a FISMA audit, their information systems are organized according to FIPS 199 and FIPS 200 to determine security categories and impact levels. Then, those systems are tested against a tailored set of baseline security controls. Depending on whether an organization is a federal agency or a private sector entity, different […]

FISMA vs. FedRAMP

FISMA and FedRAMP audits are often confused because both involve compliance around government data. But, when you dive into the details of each audit, you’ll recognize the differences are stark. Let’s talk through each of these compliance audits and how you can tell them apart from one another. What is FISMA? The Federal Information Security […]

Accudata Systems Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation

Independent Audit Verifies Accudata Systems’ Internal Controls and Processes Houston, TX – Accudata Systems, Inc., a leading IT consulting and systems integration firm, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that Accudata has a strong commitment to security and to delivering high-quality services […]