Tower MSA Partners Receives SOC 2 Type I Attestation

Independent Audit Verifies Tower MSA Partners’ Internal Controls and Processes

Delray Beach, FL – Tower MSA Partners, a Medicare Secondary Payer compliance and Medicare Set-Asides services company, has completed its SOC 2 Type I audit. Performed by Kirkpatrick Price, this attestation provides evidence of Tower’s strong commitment to security and delivering high-quality services to its clients by demonstrating that it has the necessary internal controls and processes in place.

A SOC 2 audit provides an independent, third-party validation that a service organization’s information security practices meet industry standards stipulated by the AICPA. During the audit, an organization’s non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system are tested. The SOC 2 report delivered by KirkpatrickPrice verifies the suitability of the design of Tower’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

“Tower’s processes have been technology driven from its beginning with the privacy and security of client data at the forefront of internal policy and procedure development,” said Tower CEO Rita Wilson.  “We are pleased to receive this affirmation from an independent analysis.”

“The SOC 2 audit is based on the Trust Services Criteria. Tower MSA Partners has selected the security and confidentiality criteria for the basis of their audit,” said Kirkpatrick Price President Joseph Kirkpatrick. “Tower delivers trust-based services to its clients and by communicating the results of this audit, its clients can be assured of their reliance on this company’s controls.”

About Tower MSA Partners

Headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, Tower MSA Partners’ services include pre-MSA Triage, conditional payments, MSA optimization, preparation, CMS submissions and oversight, along with medical cost projections, life care plans, and Section 111 reporting. Visit www.towermsa.com and https://towermsa.com/blog/.

About KirkpatrickPrice

KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over a thousand clients in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security practices and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly performs assessments on SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and FERPA frameworks, as well as advanced-level penetration testing. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com.

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 to its clients by demonstrating that they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place.

A SOC 2 audit provides an independent, third-party validation that a service organization’s information security practices meet industry standards stipulated by the AICPA. During the audit, a service organization’s non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system are tested. The SOC 2 report delivered by KirkpatrickPrice verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of Accudata’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

“Due to Accudata’s dedicated team and advanced capabilities, we felt very confident that we would excel in this year’s audit,” said Accudata Chief Technology Officer Brian DiPaolo. “To have KirkpatrickPrice confirm that we have strong security practices and internal controls provides the assurance our customers value. Achieving compliance with the AICPA standards aligns with Accudata’s unwavering commitment to protecting customers’ data.”

“The SOC 2 audit is based on the Trust Services Criteria. Accudata has selected the security, availability, and confidentiality criteria for the basis of their audit,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “Accudata delivers trust-based services to their clients, and by communicating the results of this audit, their clients can be assured of their reliance on Accudata’s controls.”

About Accudata Systems, Inc.

Accudata Systems is an IT consulting and integration firm with 38 years of experience providing high-impact IT infrastructure services and integrated solutions. As a trusted advisor, Accudata Systems helps its clients incorporate innovative networking technologies into their IT environments while preserving performance, availability, and security. With an unwavering commitment to customer service and satisfaction since its founding in 1982, Accudata Systems has grown to become one of the largest and most trusted IT integrators in the country. To learn more about Accudata Systems, visit www.accudatasystems.com.

About KirkpatrickPrice

KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over a thousand clients in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security practices and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly performs assessments on SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and FERPA frameworks, as well as advanced-level penetration testing. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, connect with KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Pana Industries Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation

Independent Audit Verifies Pana Industries’ Internal Controls and Processes

Denver, CO – Pana Industries, Inc. (Pana), a travel coordination platform, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that Pana has a strong commitment to security and to delivering high-quality services to its clients by demonstrating that they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place.

A SOC 2 audit provides an independent, third-party validation that a service organization’s information security practices meet industry standards stipulated by the AICPA. During the audit, a service organization’s non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system are tested. The SOC 2 report delivered by KirkpatrickPrice verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of Pana Industries’ controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

“As a travel coordination and online booking tool, Pana is exposed to a multitude of traveler data. To ensure the security of that data, we espouse the most stringent security standards and processes,” said Devon Tivona, co-founder & CEO of Pana. “We’re excited to have achieved this milestone and to demonstrate that the security processes and controls Pana has employed ensures that all customer and traveler data is safeguarded.”

“The SOC 2 audit is based on the Trust Services Criteria. Pana has selected the security and confidentiality criteria for the basis of their audit,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “Pana delivers trust-based services to their clients, and by communicating the results of this audit, their clients can be assured of their reliance on Pana’s controls.”

About Pana Industries

Pana is the first and only corporate travel platform dedicated to guest travel. One in five business trips booked are for non-employee travel, which can include customers, recruits, speakers and contractors. Pana’s mission is to make in-person collaboration effortless, combining real humans and modern tech to deliver extraordinary business travel for the transient, group and simple meetings segments. More than 150 enterprise clients trust Pana to provide booking, service, payment and reconciliation to their guest travelers, either directly or through travel management company integrations. Visit pana.com for more information.

About KirkpatrickPrice

KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over a thousand clients in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security practices and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly performs assessments on SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and FERPA frameworks, as well as advanced-level penetration testing. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, connect with KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

NorthStar Education Services Receives SOC 2 Type I Attestation

Independent Audit Verifies NorthStar Education Services’ Internal Controls and Processes

Eagan, MN – NorthStar Education Services, a student financial aid and payment company, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type I audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that NorthStar Education Services has a strong commitment to security and to delivering high-quality services to its clients by demonstrating that they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place.

A SOC 2 audit provides an independent, third-party validation that a service organization’s information security practices meet industry standards stipulated by the AICPA. During the audit, a service organization’s non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system are tested. The SOC 2 report delivered by KirkpatrickPrice verifies the suitability of the design of NorthStar Education Services’ controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

Taige Thornton, President of NorthStar Education Services, said, “All organizations should ask for SOC reporting from their outsourced service vendors. Whether a vendor can provide a SOC report is a serious risk component that companies need to consider during any vendor due diligence analysis.”

“The SOC 2 audit is based on the Trust Services Criteria. NorthStar Education Services has selected the security, availability, and processing integrity criteria for the basis of their audit,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “NorthStar Education Services delivers trust-based services to their clients, and by communicating the results of this audit, their clients can be assured of their reliance on NorthStar Education Services’ controls.”

About NorthStar Education Services

NorthStar Education Services is an affiliate of Ascendium Education Group. For 50 years, our focus has been to deliver industry leading tools to support educational accessibility and success through student loan repayment, employee benefit/payment assistance, next generation financial wellness and education loan refinancing programs.

About KirkpatrickPrice

KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over a thousand clients in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security practices and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly performs assessments on SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and FERPA frameworks, as well as advanced-level penetration testing. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, connect with KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Gorilla Logic Receives ISO 27001 Compliance Report

Independent Audit Verifies Gorilla Logic’s ISO 27001 Compliance

Broomfield, CO – Gorilla Logic, a software development and consulting services company, today announced that it has completed an ISO 27001 audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice, a licensed CPA firm specializing in information security.

ISO 27001 is a specification for an ISMS (Information Security Management System) standard. An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical, and technical controls involved in an organization’s information risk management processes. An international standard, the ISO 27001 applies controls from the following areas: security policy, organization and information security, asset management, human resources security, physical and environmental security, communication and operations management, access control, information systems acquisition, security incident management, business continuity management, and compliance. The ISO 27001 compliance report delivered by KirkpatrickPrice verifies that Gorilla Logic has implemented adequate administrative, physical, and technical controls to address their security risks.

“For Gorilla Logic, getting the ISO 27001 compliance report was an invaluable exercise. We engaged with KirkpatrickPrice for our gap analysis and internal audit—they were with us every step of the way. We are thrilled to have this certification and improve our security management practices,” said Jay Wallingford, Gorilla Logic CTO.

“ISO 27001 provides excellent guidance for developing an Information Security Management System,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “Gorilla Logic’s audit against the ISO 27001 guidelines on information security controls demonstrates that a widely respected and international standard has been utilized to select controls as part of their own information security management practices.”

About Gorilla Logic

Gorilla Logic provides nearshore Agile teams to Fortune 500 and SMB companies, bringing unparalleled expertise in the delivery of full stack web, mobile, and enterprise applications. Our highly collaborative, Agile Gorillas are uniquely qualified to implement complex software initiatives and are skilled at large Agile implementations—we’re a Scaled Agile® Silver Partner. With offices in the United States, Costa Rica, and Colombia, Gorilla Logic helps clients gain competitive advantages to achieve results faster.

About KirkpatrickPrice

KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over a thousand clients in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security practices and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly performs assessments on SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and FERPA frameworks, as well as advanced-level penetration testing. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, connect with KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.