KirkpatrickPrice Verifies Cloud Expertise with Completion of Cloud Certification Challenge

Nashville, TN, August 18, 2021 – KirkpatrickPrice, a cybersecurity auditing firm providing independent assurance services, verified its commitment to cloud security with the completion of a Cloud Certification Challenge. The Cloud Certification Challenge was a three-month intensive for KirkpatrickPrice employees to focus on developing expertise in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure through training and certification. As the first audit firm to complete AWS’s Cloud Audit Academy, KirkpatrickPrice has set the bar for cloud expertise in the information security auditing industry and continues to raise it with a dedication to cloud education.

As of August 2021, 62% of all KirkpatrickPrice auditors have at least one cloud certification. Out of all KirkpatrickPrice employees, 43% have a certification verifying their cloud knowledge. During the challenge, 74 cloud-related certifications were obtained by KirkpatrickPrice employees, spanning multiple cloud computing platforms. The completion of the Cloud Certification Challenge supports KirkpatrickPrice’s focus on strengthening the testing of cloud security configuration in client environments.

Now, KirkpatrickPrice auditors, penetration testers, professional writers, developers and even marketers have AWS-focused certifications such as AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (AWS CCP), AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate (AWS CSAA), AWS Certified Developer – Associate (AWS DVA), and AWS Certified Security – Specialty (AWS CSS). The team’s Microsoft Azure expertise is reflected in the Microsoft Azure Fundamentals certification, Microsoft Azure Security Engineer Associate certification, and Microsoft Azure Security Operations Analyst Associate certification that some of KirkpatrickPrice’s expert-level team members have.

KirkpatrickPrice auditors with GCP certifications are certified in Google Cloud Platform Fundamentals and Managing Security in the Google Cloud Platform. The GIAC Cloud Penetration Tester certification (GCPN) and Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) are two certifications obtained by KirkpatrickPrice team members dedicated to gaining cloud expertise at the next level. These certifications verify KirkpatrickPrice’s expertise in cloud security fundamentals and specific cloud computing platform technicalities as well as knowledge of cloud security and privacy best practices that will be used to test organization’s processes during an audit.

“One of the main requests I hear from the market is for auditors to have more applied knowledge of cloud environments. Many firms gloss over cloud configuration problems because they haven’t kept current with all the changes. We strive to provide greater assurance to our clients through quality testing of cloud security controls,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. Because of the Cloud Certification Challenge, KirkpatrickPrice was able to achieve greater levels of expertise around cloud security to better meet the ever-changing needs of their clients as cloud adoption becomes more prevalent in the industry.

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 performs 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, NIST privacy and security frameworks, as well as advanced-level penetration testing. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, follow KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Fixed Fee IT Receives Second Annual SOC 2 Type II Attestation

Independent Audit Verifies Fixed Fee IT’s Internal Controls and Processes

Portland, Oregon – Fixed Fee IT, a Managed Service Provider, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit for the second year in a row, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that Fixed Fee IT is continuously one of the few Portland MSPs that has a strong commitment to security and to delivering high-quality services to its clients by consistently demonstrating that they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place.

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 verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of Fixed Fee IT’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

Larry Gray, CEO of Fixed Fee IT, notes that “this intensive and rigorous accomplishment proves that Fixed Fee IT is committed and focused on security, privacy, and availability. The completion of the SOC 2 Type II audit provides additional validation that Fixed Fee IT is a leader in our industry and the Portland Metro area, today and into the future.”

“The SOC 2 audit is based on the Trust Services Criteria,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “Fixed Fee IT delivers trust-based services to their clients, and by communicating the results of this audit, their clients can be assured of their reliance on Fixed Fee IT’s controls.”

About Fixed Fee IT

Fixed Fee IT is a Managed Service IT Provider in Portland, Oregon that specializes in the IT management & support, cybersecurity & compliance, and technology strategy for local SMBs. The MSP was started in 1995 by Larry Gray, CEO, to fill a void between technical services companies and accountability, respect, and excellence. A company built on the foundation of treating employees and clients with the utmost respect. A company judged not only on what they do but how and why they do it. They are constantly pushing themselves to improve and find better and more efficient ways to help our clients achieve their goals. For more information, follow Fixed Fee IT on LinkedInTwitter, subscribe to our YouTube channel, or visit our blog at www.fixedfeeit.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, follow KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Premium Technology Inc. Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation

Independent Audit Verifies Premium Technology’s Internal Controls and Processes

New York, NY – Premium Technology Inc. (PTI), a leading Supply Chain Finance solution provider, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that PTI 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 PTI’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

“The successful completion of the SOC 2 Type II examination and audit exemplifies Premium Technology’s continued commitment to deliver a solution that is best-in-class while also protecting and securing our customers’ data,” said Kenny Leung, CEO & Founder of Premium Technology, “This Attestation of Compliance is known as the industry benchmark for IT system and the most stringent examinations of an organization’s security controls, policies, and procedures, and we are proud to exceed our banking customer’s expectations when it comes to protecting the bank and their client’s data.”

“The SOC 2 audit is based on the Trust Services Criteria,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “Premium Technology delivers trust-based services to their clients, and by communicating the results of this audit, their clients can be assured of their reliance on PTI’s controls.”

About Premium Technology Inc.

Premium Technology Inc. (PTI) is a leading Supply Chain Finance solutions provider with a global presence, persistently dedicated to enriching digital supply chain finance operations and enhancing working capital through customizable financial technology for banks and diverse customers. PTI’s FinShare solution presents high-quality and multi-layered modules and services to accommodate all business requirement arrangements and international industry practices. FinShare offers customization and flexible handling of debt instruments and financing across the entire supply chain finance timeline through a multitude of products. From pre-shipment to post-payment stages, products can be combined and arranged to best suit unique industry and business practices. For more information, visit www.premiumit.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, follow KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Curago Health Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation

Independent Audit Verifies Curago Health’s Internal Controls and Processes

Vancouver, WA – Curago Health, a fast-growing patient engagement company committed to improving the patient experience, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that Curago Health has a strong commitment to security and to delivering high-quality services to its clients by demonstrating the effectiveness of its controls and processes.

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 Curago’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

“Our providers and community health centers nationwide have benefited from Curago’s advanced patient intake, patient communication, and telehealth solutions which help practices automate workflows, all the while protecting patient privacy and data,” said James Deck, founder and CEO of Curago Health. “Successfully completing this audit by KirkpatrickPrice validates our reliability and commitment to delivering a quality service, while upholding data, system security, functionality and confidentiality.”

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

About Curago Health

Founded in 2015, Curago Health is a fast-growing patient engagement company committed to improving the patient experience within the healthcare system. Curago’s powerful patient experience platform provides innovative Patient Intake, Patient Communication, and Telehealth solutions, leveraging mobile, web, and text to engage patients. Its platform scales from medical practices, community health centers, and behavioral health organizations, to hospitals and a wide range of healthcare providers. For information, visit www.curagohealth.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, follow KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Trinity Real Estate Solutions Completes Third Annual SOC 2 Type II Attestation

Independent Audit Verifies Trinity’s Commitment to Protect Customers’ Data

Dallas, Texas – Trinity Real Estate Solutions®, a national provider of construction lending services, specialty inspections, and appraisals, today announced its successful completion of its annual System and Organizational Controls (SOC) 2® Type II examination and audit. Performed by licensed CPA firm KirkpatrickPrice, this achievement underscores Trinity’s unwavering commitment to data privacy and security, confirming the highest level of security standards for its clients’ confidential data.

“Our customers and partners trust us to safeguard their data, and Trinity is fully committed to meeting and exceeding their expectations by providing the highest level of security standards,” explains Steve Fontaine, VP Services, Trinity Real Estate Solutions. “Obtaining a SOC 2 attestation again reinforces our dedication to standardizing and streamlining Trinity’s security practices, operational environment, and policies and procedures. At a time when cybersecurity is more important than ever, Trinity is proud to stand out as a leader in the construction lending and specialty inspections space, ensuring our clients’ most critical assets are protected and secure.”

“The SOC 2 audit is based on the Trust Services Criteria,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “Trinity delivers trust-based services to their clients, and by communicating the results of this audit, their clients can be assured of their reliance on Trinity Real Estate Solutions’ controls.”

A SOC 2 Type 2 audit provides an independent, third-party validation of a service organization’s information security practices based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Trust Services Criteria. During the audit, a service organization’s non-financial reporting controls are tested, as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system. The SOC 2 report delivered by KirkpatrickPrice verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of Trinity’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

About Trinity Real Estate Solutions, Inc.

Trinity Real Estate Solutions®, Inc. is a national provider of residential and commercial construction lending services, draw inspections, appraisal services, property preservation, broker price opinions, consulting services, and specialty inspections (e.g. merchant site inspections, disaster inspections, collateral inspections). Its products are designed to mitigate risk and provide onsite assessments of properties. Founded in 2003, Trinity has grown from one company in a specialized industry to five companies today – Trinity Inspection Services®, Trinity Commercial Services, Trinity Field Services®, Trinity Appraisal Services®, and Trinity Loan Administration® — operating in the banking, mortgage lending, credit card and insurance industries nationwide. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Trinity partners with more than 10,000 field appraisers, inspectors, contractors, engineers, architects, surveyors, and brokers across the country. They serve small, regional and national customers. For more information, visit www.trinityonline.com or follow Trinity on LinkedIn.

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