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.
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.