Rigorous security protocols ensure SOC 2® Type 2 examination in IT service leadership
(Fort Myers, FL) – October 8, 2019 ITVantage announced today that the company has accomplished the Service Organization Control (SOC 2® Type 2) compliance audit, a substantiation standard defined by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). This attestation provides evidence that ITVantage has a strong commitment to deliver high quality IT services to its clients by demonstrating the controls of Trust Services Criteria for security, availability, processing integrity and confidentiality. ITVantage is the only known Tech firm in SWFL to attain this level of examination.
“We have made a commitment to exceed our client’s expectations not only in Managed Services and IT Support, but by continually improving our security measures. As technologies advance with Cloud and Hybrid digital transformations, our client’s need to know their systems and their client’s data are being looked after safely and confidently”, said Jeremy Stakely, ITVantage’s founder and CEO. “If you have a business in the financial services, healthcare, insurance, government or other regulated industries working with a technology partner with SOC 2® Type 2 services is imperative to assure your security protocols.”
In today’s global economy, companies of all sizes outsource and co-manage IT business operations with outside partners. IT service providers must have effective controls and safeguards in place when hosting or processing customer data. With SOC 2® security controls, customers can be reassured that ITVantage has the auditing and report in place to maintain the security, availability and confidentiality of their systems. ITVantage is organized to handle the data privacy concerns of the largest enterprises in the highest regulated industries. Kirkpatrick Price’s service auditor report verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of ITVantage’s controls to meet the standards for these criteria.
“The SOC 2 audit is based on the Trust Services Criteria. ITVantage has selected the security and availability categories for the basis of their audit, “said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “ITVantage delivers trust-based services to their clients, and by communicating the results of this audit, their clients can be assured of their reliance on ITVantage’s controls.”
ITVantage: ITVantage, Inc. is one of the largest privately owned and Managed IT Service Providers based in Southwest Florida. ITVantage was founded by Owner & CEO, Jeremy Stakely in 2002. ITVantage provides proactive IT Consulting, Infrastructure and Networking, Security, Risk Management and Compliance, IT Project Management, Telco & Communications, and Public and Private Cloud Services. The advanced technology firm specializes in IT support for Healthcare, Banking & Finance, Senior Care Life Communities, Education, Manufacturing and various professional industries. www.ITVantage.com
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.