CAPS has again successfully completed its service auditor’s review of General Controls Supporting the Remote Backup and Recovery Hosting Solutions by a nationally recognized independent auditing firm. The annual SSAE 16 Type II audit is part of CAPS’ corporate responsibility to provide a consistent high level of internal control. Computer Alternative Processing Sites (CAPS), Inc.’s management values the ever-increasing importance of corporate governance, plus the key relationship, between our IT services and our clients’ internal controls
CAPS secure facilities in Shelton, Connecticut will undergo an annual audit. To complete the audit, CAPS management developed control objectives for the significant areas of internal control that support the General Controls Supporting the Remote Backup and Recovery Hosting Solutions.
Control Objectives in the Year Report Addressed Each of these Areas:
Problem Escalation and Support
CAPS’ service auditor performed extensive testing of the control activities that have been implemented by CAPS to help ensure that our control objectives are met.
The SSAE 16 Audit Report is Designed to Provide Clients with a certain Level of Assurance Regarding the Controls that are Maintained by CAPS management.
• SSAE 16 is an acronym for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16, it replaces the SAS 70 audit
• SSAE 16 defines the professional standards used by a service auditor to assess the internal controls of a service organization and issue a service auditor’s report
• SSAE 16 reports address all five components of internal control outlined in the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, namely the control environment, risk assessment activities, control activities, information and communication systems, and monitoring activities. The report’s structure is intuitive; its design enables it to be incorporated well with clients’ Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs
CAPS dedication to a SSAE 16 Type II audit plan more than acknowledges it is a must have qualification for data center and workstation facilities in today’s IT environment. It is a commitment to all CAPS clients. As an integral part of their team, we [the service auditor] must insure that they can fully rely on CAPS fluency in compliance regulations and that our systems meet and/or exceed clients’ internal governance needs. maintaining a high level of internal control.
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