GridUnity Certified Compliant with Cybersecurity Standard

Independent Audit Verifies GridUnity’s Information Security Controls and Processes Using NIST 800-171

Boston, MA – GridUnity, developers of a software platform used by Independent System Operators and electric utilities to manage customer interconnections and advanced grid planning, today announced that they have received their Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance audit, passing without a single compliance issue. GridUnity’s software enables the intelligent incorporation of renewable energy sources into the electric grid. This audit verifies that GridUnity ensures the highest level of data security by following a stringent set of baseline security controls from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171.

GridUnity’s final compliance report on FISMA documents the physical, administrative, and technical safeguards they have implemented, the effectiveness of their risk management strategy, and how their controls achieve FISMA compliance. KirkpatrickPrice, a licensed CPA firm, helped GridUnity through the process of achieving compliance with FISMA, using NIST SP 800-171, and developing a maintenance plan to ensure that the company remains in compliance on an ongoing basis. Annual audits will ensure that GridUnity continues to follow current best practices.

NIST is responsible for developing standards and guidelines to ensure adequate information security for all U.S. federal agency operations and assets. However, the guidelines developed by NIST are not just for federal agencies but are designed to be used as guidance to protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) within the information systems of nonfederal organizations.

“Attaining compliance is not a trivial undertaking, but we prioritized it and allocated the resources necessary to achieve it because we believe that energy data security is, and will continue to be, a critically important issue for utilities,” said GridUnity CEO Brian Fitzsimons. “Protecting our clients’ data with this level of attention to detail and care demonstrates that we share their concerns, which is why they trust us with their information and their customers’. It’s also one of the ways in which we distinguish ourselves in the market, as we are the only provider we know of who has achieved this milestone.”

“FISMA is a stringent framework built on guidelines issued by NIST,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, Managing Partner with KirkpatrickPrice. “GridUnity’s clients, representing some of the most innovative utilities in the country, will be pleased to know that they have taken this step towards assessing and managing their risks while creating an increased awareness of information security.”

About GridUnity

GridUnity® is a pioneer in cloud-based distributed energy analytics solutions. Our advanced grid planning and operations capabilities are leading the global shift toward highly reliable and responsive distributed energy operations. GridUnity is the only solution that integrates customer engagement, engineering automation and distribution system planning in one unified platform, enabling our clients to transform their customer service and operational model. Clients include North American investor owned utilities and independent system operators serving 17 U.S. states and 18% of the of the US population. For more information, please visit gridunity.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 600 clients in more than 48 states, Canada, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 13 years of experience in information security and compliance assurance by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly provides advice on SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, PCI DSS, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and CFPB frameworks. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, follow KirkpatrickPrice on Twitter (@KPAudit), or connect with KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn.

DebtNext Software Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation

Independent Audit Verifies DebtNext’s Internal Controls and Processes

Coley, OH – DebtNext, a complete recovery management platform, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit. This attestation provides evidence that DebtNext has a strong commitment to deliver high quality services to its clients by demonstrating they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place.

SOC 2 engagements are based on the AICPA’s Trust Services Criteria. SOC 2 service auditor reports focus on a service organization’s non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system. KirkpatrickPrice’s service auditor report verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of DebtNext’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

“We truly understand and prioritize our clients needs of having a secure platform,” said Paul Goske, President of DebtNext Software. “Continuing to follow through with this certification reinforces our ongoing commitment to providing the most secure and reliable product in the accounts receivable industry.”

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

About DebtNext

DebtNext Software has been delivering robust solutions for their clients’ recovery management needs since its founding in 2003. They utilize advanced technology combined with a breadth of industry knowledge to build function-rich solutions to drive recovery optimization and the management of third-party collection vendors. Their industry leading Platform, dPlat, is currently used by some of the nation’s largest utility, telecommunications, financial services and accounts receivable management firms to fully illuminate their recovery management processes. For more information visit www.debtnext.com or connecting with DebtNext 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 900 clients in more than 48 states, Canada, Asia, and Europe. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security and compliance assurance by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly provides advice on SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and CFPB frameworks. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, follow KirkpatrickPrice on Twitter (@KPAudit), or connect with KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn.

Yello Receives SOC 2 Type II Attestation

Chicago, IL – Yello, a talent acquisition software company, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that Yello 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 Yello’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

“We are thrilled to have earned our SOC 2 attestation,” said Jason Weingarten, CEO & Co-Founder of Yello. “This certification reinforces Yello’s promise to protect and secure customers’ confidential information. I am really proud of the team at Yello that worked so diligently to successfully attain this certification.  We look forward to upholding the data security and compliance standards that have driven our business for years.”

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

About Yello

Yello’s talent acquisition platform allows the world’s leading brands to deliver personalized candidate experiences to every job seeker, resulting in quality hires and faster fills. The centralized platform is easy to use, enabling recruiters to collaborate with one another to attract and engage top talent. Key hiring statistics provide meaningful insights that lead to more accurate, data-driven decisions while staying on budget. For more information about Yello, visit https://www.yello.co.

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.

Hurricane Labs Successfully Achieves SOC 2 Type II Compliance

Independent Audit Verifies Hurricane Labs’ Internal Controls and Processes

Independence, OH – Hurricane Labs, a managed services provider, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that Hurricane Labs 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 Hurricane Labs’ controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

“We view this compliance certification as a testament to our ongoing commitment to our clients’ security,” said Bill Mathews, owner and CTO, Hurricane Labs. “As a security company, Hurricane Labs is proud to lead by example in maintaining the best security practices, both in client environments as well as our own. Our clients can feel confident that we’re continuing to go above and beyond in the services we deliver to make sure their data stays secure.”

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

About Hurricane Labs
Established in 2003, Hurricane Labs is a Managed Services Provider based out of Cleveland, Ohio. Our team is 100% focused on Splunk and security to provide expert assistance in comprehensive platform management, custom development enhancements, and enterprise security support. We aim to increase the value of Splunk for all use cases and to ensure our customers succeed no matter what. Learn more at www.hurricanelabs.com and follow us on Twitter @hurricanelabs

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.

SCREEN GP Americas Receives SOC 2 Type I Attestation

Independent Audit Verifies SCREEN GP Americas’ Internal Controls and Processes

Rolling Meadows, IL – SCREEN GP Americas, a division of the SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co. Ltd., owned by SCREEN Holdings Co, Ltd., today announced it has completed its SOC 2 (System and Organization Control) Type I audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice, a licensed CPA firm specializing in information security and committed to thorough audits.

This attestation provides evidence that SCREEN GP Americas has a strong commitment to security and to delivering high-quality services to its customers by demonstrating they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place.

An SOC 2 audit provides independent, third-party, validation that a service organization’s information security practices meet industry standards stipulated by the AICPA, the American Institute of CPAs. 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 SCREEN Americas’ controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

“We know how important information security is to our customers,” said Robert Bernstein, Chief Financial Officer, SCREEN Holdings Co. “The entire SCREEN organization is constantly striving towards higher levels of security. It is one thing for us to say we provide secure services…it’s another to provide independent verification from an expert. We’ve gone through one of the most rigorous security audits in the industry, SOC 2, to demonstrate our commitment to compliance.”

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

SCREEN GP Americas plans to pursue a SOC 2 Type II report in 2020, further demonstrating its commitment to compliance.

About SCREEN GP Americas

SCREEN Americas, entering its 53rd year in business in 2020, provides a wide range of solutions to meet graphic communications needs, with a strong focus on production-class inkjet printing technology.  SCREEN Americas commitment to satisfying its growing list of customers is reinforced by delivering the latest innovations that help diverse printing operations profitably grow their businesses.

SCREEN Holdings Co, Ltd., is a major international corporation whose global footprint is seen in many industries. Our history traces back over 150 years to Ishida Kyokuzan Printing Works, a lithographic printing shop founded in Kyoto in 1868. Since then, the SCREEN Group has continued to meet the rapidly changing needs of various business sectors, including Electronics, Media and Information, Life Sciences, Inspection and Measurement and Energy.

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.