CIO Solutions Receives SOC 2 Type II Report

by Sarah Harvey / April 13th, 2018

Independent Audit Verifies CIO Solutions’ Internal Controls and Processes

Santa Barbara, CA – KirkpatrickPrice announced today that CIO Solutions, a leader in providing IT and network solutions, has received their SOC 2 Type II report. The completion of this engagement provides evidence that CIO Solutions 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 CIO Solutions’ controls to meet the standards for these criteria.

“We designed security into our data center architecture and processes from its inception 6 years ago,” said David Ashamalla, Director of Security Operations, and one of the original architects of the data center.

“Not just building, but also maintaining a secure data center is a requirement for service providers in today’s environment. Our customers can be assured that we will maintain the integrity and security of their systems,” said Eric Egolf, CEO of CIO Solutions.

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

About CIO Solutions

Throughout CIO Solutions’ 32-year history of providing premier IT support to Central California, the company has maintained a commitment to thoughtful innovation, security, and client partnership. CIO Solutions serves its clients as a trusted advisor ensuring solid advice and the technological support to help businesses grow.

CIO Solutions has developed a world-class help desk with technically proficient, experienced and helpful agents who have become experts in managing and maintaining IT networks. In addition, CIO also provides consultation, implementation and support for Private Cloud Services, Enterprise Storage, Virtualization, VoIP Phone Systems and other solutions.

About KirkpatrickPrice

KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over 700 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, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and CFPB frameworks. For more information, visit, follow KirkpatrickPrice on Twitter (@KPAudit), or connect with KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn.