We’re Upping Our SSAE 16 Game

Once again both locations of SecureData 365 have passed an SSAE 16 audit of its systems, processes, and facilities. This third party audit endorses SecureData 365 as safe and secure data centers, providing a high level of service, and controls.

Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16) is considered the “gold standard” for data centers. Instituted by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in January 2010, SSAE 16 was drafted with the intention and purpose of updating the US service organization reporting standard so that it mirrors and complies with the new international service organization reporting standard.

SecureData 365 management developed control objectives for the significant areas of internal control that support our services. The control objectives addressed each of the following areas:

  • Logical Access and Security
  • Physical Access
  • Environmental Controls
  • Infrastructure Change Management
  • Data Backup
  • Problem Management

This year the SecureData 365 data center audits went from SOC 1 to SOC 2 which is a more detailed and in-depth audit. A SOC 2 report includes a detailed description of the service auditor’s test of controls and results.

Article by:
Michael Campanelli

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