Guide

Author: AICPA
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1945498617
Size: 48.34 MB
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Updated as of January 1, 2018, this guide includes relevant guidance contained in applicable standards and other technical sources. It explains the relationship between a service organization and its user entities, provides examples of service organizations, describes the description criteria to be used to prepare the description of the service organization’s system, identifies the trust services criteria as the criteria to be used to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of controls, explains the difference between a type 1 and type 2 SOC 2 report, and provides illustrative reports for CPAs engaged to examine and report on system and organization controls at a service organization. It also describes the matters to be considered and procedures to be performed by the service auditor in planning, performing, and reporting on SOC 2 and SOC 3 engagements. New to this edition are: Updated for SSAE No. 18 (clarified attestation standards), this guide has been fully conformed to reflect lessons learned in practice Contains insight from expert authors on the SOC 2 working group composed of CPAs who perform SOC 2 and SOC 3 engagements Includes illustrative report paragraphs describing the matter that gave rise to the report modification for a large variety of situations Includes a new appendix for performing and reporting on a SOC 2 examination in accordance with International Standards on Assurance Engagements (ISAEs) or in accordance with both the AICPA’s attestation standards and the ISAEs

Wiley Cpaexcel Exam Review 2016 Study Guide January

Author: O. Ray Whittington
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119119960
Size: 74.92 MB
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The Wiley CPAexcel Study Guides have helped over a half million candidates pass the CPA Exam. This volume contains all current AICPA content requirements in Auditing and Attestation (AUD). The comprehensive four-volume paperback set (AUD, BEC, FAR, REG) reviews all four parts of the CPA Exam. With 3,800 multiple-choice questions. The CPA study guides provide the detailed information candidates need to master or reinforce tough topic areas. The content is separated into 48 modules. Unique modular format—helps candidates zero in on areas that need work, organize their study program, and concentrate their efforts. Comprehensive questions—over 3,800 multiple-choice questions and their solutions in the complete set (AUD, BEC, FAR, REG). Guidelines, pointers, and tips show how to build knowledge in a logical and reinforcing way. Arms test-takers with detailed text explanations and skill-building problems to help candidates identify, focus on, and master the specific topics that may need additional reinforcement. Available in print format.

Wiley Cpaexcel Exam Review 2015 Study Guide July

Author: O. Ray Whittington
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119130468
Size: 59.32 MB
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The Auditing and Attestation Volume of the Wiley CPA Examination Study Guides arms readers with detailed outlines and study guidelines, plus skill-building problems and solutions, that help the CPA candidates identify, focus on, and master the specific topics that need the most work. Many of the practice questions are taken from previous exams, and care was taken to ensure that they cover all the information candidates need to master in order to pass the new computerized Uniform CPA Examination.

It Security Risk Control Management

Author: Raymond Pompon
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484221400
Size: 31.61 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Follow step-by-step guidance to craft a successful security program. You will identify with the paradoxes of information security and discover handy tools that hook security controls into business processes. Information security is more than configuring firewalls, removing viruses, hacking machines, or setting passwords. Creating and promoting a successful security program requires skills in organizational consulting, diplomacy, change management, risk analysis, and out-of-the-box thinking. What You Will Learn: Build a security program that will fit neatly into an organization and change dynamically to suit both the needs of the organization and survive constantly changing threats Prepare for and pass such common audits as PCI-DSS, SSAE-16, and ISO 27001 Calibrate the scope, and customize security controls to fit into an organization’s culture Implement the most challenging processes, pointing out common pitfalls and distractions Frame security and risk issues to be clear and actionable so that decision makers, technical personnel, and users will listen and value your advice Who This Book Is For: IT professionals moving into the security field; new security managers, directors, project heads, and would-be CISOs; and security specialists from other disciplines moving into information security (e.g., former military security professionals, law enforcement professionals, and physical security professionals)

Service Organizations

Author: AICPA
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1937352420
Size: 13.77 MB
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This updated and improved guide is designed to help CPAs effectively perform service organization control (SOC) 1 engagements under Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization. With the growth in business specialization, outsourcing to service organizations has become increasingly popular, increasing the demand for SOC 1SM engagements. This guide will help you: Gain a deeper understanding of Service Organization Control Guidance and common practice issues, giving you the foundational knowledge to effectively perform engagements. Provide best in class services related to planning, performing, and reporting on a service auditor’s engagement. Successfully complete the transition from SAS No. 70, Service Organizations, to SSAE No. 16, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization (issued in April 2010). Understand the kinds of information auditors of the financial statements of user entities need from a service auditor’s report. Implement SSAE No. 16 requirement regarding obtaining a written assertion from management of a service organization by providing illustrative management assertion for a type 1 and type 2 report. Provide management representation letters and control objectives for various types of service organizations. In addition, this guide contains over 20 illustrative service auditor’s reports to help you with situations that may require modification of the report. This guide has been fully conformed to reflect changes resulting from the clarified auditing standards.

The Computer Incident Response Planning Handbook Executable Plans For Protecting Information At Risk

Author: N. K. McCarthy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071790403
Size: 68.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Uncertainty and risk, meet planning and action. Reinforce your organization’s security posture using the expert information contained in this tactical guide. The Computer Incident Response Planning Handbook: Executable Plans for Protecting Information at Risk shows you how to build and manage successful response plans for the cyber incidents that have become inevitable for organizations of any size. Find out why these plans work. Learn the step-by-step process for developing and managing plans built to address the wide range of issues organizations face in times of crisis. Contains the essentials for developing both data breach and malware outbreak response plans—and best practices for maintaining those plans Features ready-to-implement CIRPs—derived from living incident response plans that have survived the rigors of repeated execution and numerous audits Clearly explains how to minimize the risk of post-event litigation, brand impact, fines and penalties—and how to protect shareholder value Supports corporate compliance with industry standards and requirements, including PCI, HIPAA, SOX, and CA SB-24