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Charles Denyer and Former Vice President Dick Cheney - Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 2019.

From the final days of Watergate to the great financial crisis of 2008, Dick Cheney has been front-and-center in many of America’s most significant and consequential political events since the 1970's. Cheney’s political resume is nothing short of legendary – youngest Chief of Staff to ever serve a President of the United States, Wyoming’s lone Congressman for a decade, Secretary of Defense under the first President Bush, and the 46th Vice President of the United States under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009.

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Atlanta, GA PCI DSS QSA Assessors, Auditors and Certification

NDB is Atlanta’s leading provider of PCI DSS QSA and consulting services for merchants and service providers seeking to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) framework.  PCI DSS compliance is a must for any Atlanta business that stores, processes, and/or transmits cardholder data, so that’s without question a big group of companies, and it’s only getting bigger.

Have questions about PCI DSS compliance, such as scoping issues, costs, timeframe, challenges for becoming compliant? Whatever you need in terms of PCI DSS compliance, NDB can assist, so contact our most senior PCI-QSA today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 today to learn more. 

Comprehensive PCI Services for Atlanta, GA Businesses

NDB offers the following PCI DSS compliance services to Atlanta, GA merchants and service providers:

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SOC 1 SSAE 18 & SOC 2 Remediation Services for Colorado Businesses

Denver Colorado SOC 1 and SOC 2 Compliance Audits

NDB provides comprehensive SOC 1 SSAE 18 & SOC 2 remediation services to businesses throughout the state of Colorado. From Colorado Springs to Fort Collins, along with Denver, Boulder, Golden – and anywhere else in the state – turn to the experts today at NDB. With pressing regulatory compliance mandates forcing services organizations all throughout the state to undertake annual SOC 1 SSAE 18 – or SOC 2 assessments – businesses are in need of qualified experts for guiding them through the entire process.

NDB, one of the nation’s leading providers of compliance assessments – and a leader in the Colorado market – offers extensive readiness assessments and remediation services for both SOC 1 SSAE 18 and SOC 2 audits.

Comprehensive Compliance Remediation Services for Colorado Businesses

Colorado service organizations can choose from any of the following readiness assessment and remediation services offered by NDB, ultimately helping ensure the success of your SOC 1 SSAE 18 or SOC 2 assessment:
System Provisioning and Configuration: SOC 1 SSAE 18 audits have a large – and growing – technology component within them, and as such, information systems need to be safe and secure. NDB can provide Colorado businesses with a large supply of essential system provisioning and hardening forms and checklists – essential documents for helping secure critical network components and servers. Auditing should be more than just about regulatory compliance – it should include best practices for ensuring the safety and security of enterprise-wide systems, and that’s what NDB offers, which is an industry first.

Operational and Infrastructure Assistance: Need assistance in implementing and modifying internal controls, NDB can help. While a large part of remediation for SOC 1 SSAE 18 compliance centers around the development of documentation – along with system enhancements – many businesses still require assistance, such as implementing new controls or enhancing operational processes, and more.

NDB can quickly bring in a group of experts – independent from the actual SOC 1 SSAE 18 audit – in helping with such areas, resulting in immediate changes to one’s internal control environment. Call and speak with Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706 to learn more about NDB’s remediation services - and other solutions – for SOC 1 SSAE 18 compliance.

Colorado’s Leading Provider of SOC 1 and SOC 2 – Let’s Talk

From providing fixed-fees for SOC 1 SSAE 18 and SOC 2 audits, NDB is the unquestioned leader for Colorado businesses seeking the very best compliance firm. We’ve been hard at work for years helping businesses in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins – and other select regions – become compliant with today’s ever-growing laws and regulations, so talk to the experts today by speaking with Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, or emailing him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.

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Colorado’s Leading Provider of Fixed-Fee SOC 1 SSAE 18 & SOC 2 Compliance Services

NDB provides Colorado businesses in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins – and all other surrounding areas – with high-quality, cost-effective SOC 1 SSAE 18 Type 2 – and SOC 2 Type 2 – audits and assessments. Regulatory compliance is here for good – there’s no disputing that – so finding a proven firm, one capable of offering efficient audit services – is a must, so talk to the experts today at NDB.

We’ve been working throughout Colorado for years, helping service organizations become compliant with today’s ever-growing and complex regulations, and we’re ready to help you.

Colorado’s Leading Provider of Fixed-Fee Compliance Services

If you’re a service organization in Colorado looking for expert, unbiased advice on SOC 1 SSAE 18 Type 1 reporting, then take note of the following information, courtesy of NDB:

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Dallas, Texas PCI DSS QSA Assessors, Auditors and Certification – Fixed Fees

Dallas, Texas PCI DSS QSA Assessors, Auditors and Certification – Fixed Fees

NDB provides industry leading PCI DSS QSA assessor, certification, and consulting services to both merchants and service providers in the greater Dallas, TX area seeking to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) framework.

As one of the fastest growing regions in the country, Dallas – and entire North Texas area – are experiencing a boom like never before – both families and businesses are pouring in “in” record numbers. This also means that many businesses will now have to spend considerable time with today’s growing regulatory compliance mandates – PCI DSS being one of the biggest. The solution? Contact our senior PCI-QSA today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 to learn more about our services, pricing, and our fast and efficient PCI compliance roadmap.

NDB offers comprehensive PCI DSS compliance services for Dallas, Texas merchants and service providers consisting of industry leading PCI policy templates, PCI scoping & readiness assessments, SAQ consulting services, Level 1 PCI DSS onsite assessments, penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, risk assessments, security awareness training, and more.

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Experian EI3PA Assessments for Experian Compliance - Fixed Fees

NDB provides comprehensive Experian EI3PA assessments for service providers that store, process, an/or transmit Experian provided data. Experian shares data with thousands of businesses throughout the world, and as such, they demand that these very businesses undertake annual EI3PA compliance assessments. Modeled after the PCI DSS standards, Experian’s EI3PA framework is comprehensive, challenging, and can take quite some time to complete. What’s needed is an expert assessor with years of experience working with Experian’s EI3PA framework, and that’s exactly what NDB offers. Call our seasoned EI3PA assessor today directly at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 to learn how we can help your business become compliant.

North America’s Leading Provider of EI3PA Audits

We’ve been working with the EI3PA standards for years now, performing audits from coast to coast for service providers that store, process, and/or transmit Experian provided data. While the EI3PA framework does closely mirror the PCI DSS standards, there are differences that you need to be aware of. Additionally, for service providers new to the EI3PA process, NDB offers a proven, lockstep methodology that saves both time and money.

A Proven, Six Step EI3PA Audit Process

With NDB, we follow a structured process – more specifically – a six-step process that works very well for all of our clients. From the initial scoping & readiness assessment to ongoing continuous compliance measures, we have you covered every step of the way.

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Austin, Texas PCI DSS QSA Assessors, Auditors and Certification

Austin, Texas PCI DSS QSA Assessors, Auditors and Certification

NDB offers comprehensive PCI DSS QSA assessor, certification, and consulting services for Austin, Texas merchants and service providers seeking to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). As one of the fastest growing cities in the country – much of Austin being technology related – thousands of businesses throughout Austin and central Texas are finding that growing compliance mandates can be both time-consuming and costly. If you’re an Austin business that stores, processes, and/or transmits cardholder data, then you’ll need to become PCI DSS compliant. NDB can assist. We have years of experience working with merchants and service providers all throughout the Austin area.

Contact our senior PCI-QSA today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 to learn more about our services, pricing, and our fast and efficient PCI compliance roadmap. NDB offers comprehensive PCI DSS compliance services for Austin, Texas merchants and services providers consisting of world-class PCI policy templates, PCI scoping & readiness assessments, SAQ consulting services, Level 1 PCI DSS onsite assessments, penetration testing and vulnerability scanning, risk assessments, security awareness training, and so much more.

Austin’s Leading Provider of PCI DSS Certification and Consulting Services

Having a firm such as NDB with deep Texas roots, coupled with unrivaled PCI DSS knowledge and expertise allows us to offer Austin businesses the very best services for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

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Houston, Texas PCI DSS QSA Assessors, Auditors and Certification

houston Houston, Texas PCI DSS QSA Assessors, Auditors and Certification

NDB offers comprehensive PCI DSS assessor, auditor, and certification services for Houston, Texas merchants and service providers seeking to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards framework. As one of the longest licensed PCI-QSAC entities in North America, NDB has been working for well over a decade with Houston businesses in helping them achieve PCI DSS compliance quickly, cost-effectively, and comprehensively.

Houston is one of the largest – and fastest growing metropolitan regions in the United States – and with that comes large regulatory compliance reporting mandates for thousands of businesses. One of the biggest mandates is PCI DSS compliance, an often costly and time-consuming affair – but it doesn’t have to be. NDB offers a comprehensive list of PCI DSS services and solutions for merchants and service providers in and around the greater Houston, TX area. Additionally, we also service clients in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. Bottom line – if you’ve got a business in Texas that needs to be PCI DSS compliant, NDB can assist, no question about it. Call and speak with our most senior PCI-QSA at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 705 today.

Comprehensive PCI DSS Services for Houston, TX Businesses

NDB provides a wide-range of PCI DSS assessor, auditor, and certification services for Houston, Texas businesses. Specifically, we offer the following:

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Southern California & Orange Country PCI DSS QSA Assessors and Certification

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If you are located in Southern California and seeking PCI DSS services, look no further than the proven, trusted experts at NDB Advisory. NDB Advisory offers QSA services to both merchants and service providers throughout Southern California; including San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards can be a project nightmare. It doesn’t have to be. Call our experienced PCI-QSA today at 1-800-277-5415 ext. 705 to learn more.

Southern California & Orange County PCI DSS QSA Assessors and Certification

PCI DSS compliance must be properly planned, and thoroughly executed in order to avoid becoming a chaotic mess. This is why Southern California businesses have turned to the PCI DSS experts at NDB Advisory for well over a decade. Since 2008, we’ve proudly been providing organizations all throughout California with high-quality, cost-effective solutions for various compliance mandates. When working with NDB Advisory, you will be provided with the following;

PCI Readiness Assessments & Gap Analysis Procedures

We highly recommend, for new businesses especially, to undergo a PCI DSS scoping & readiness assessment before the project begins. Unless your business has been undergoing PCI DSS assessments for several years prior, it is vital to assess scope considerations before we begin.

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SOC 2 Compliance Audits | Denver/Boulder, Colorado | Fixed Fees

NDNB provides SOC 2 audits – both Type 1 and Type 2 reporting – for Denver, Colorado businesses seeking to comply with today’s growing regulatory compliance mandates. SOC 2 audits are aimed primarily at technology-oriented service organizations – and with the incredible number of technology companies in the Denver/Boulder area – NDNB can provide a scalable, efficient, and cost-effective SOC 2 auditing process from beginning to end.

SOC 2 Compliance Audits | Denver, Colorado | Fixed Fees

As one of North America’s most concentrated markets for information technology, the greater Denver area is experiencing phenomenal growth in the tech sector, yet with such booming success also brings about large regulatory compliance mandates, such as SOC 2 compliance audits. As such, take note of NDNB’s industry proven and highly efficient SOC 2 auditing phases that consist of the following:

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SOC 2 Compliance Audits, Reports, & Services for Atlanta, Georgia | Fixed Fees

Does your Atlanta Business deal with sensitive client data (Personally Identifiable Information – PHI) and see the increasing compliance mandates around the safety and security of that data? In your business’ quest to protect ever-increasing consumer data, NDNB’s compliance experts offer fixed-fee pricing on many of our compliance services. For over a decade, NDNB has helped all types of businesses, from Software as a Service (SaaS) vendors, data centers, and much more, deal with the increasing demand for compliance; specifically, SOC 2 compliance. Contact CPA Christopher Nickell at 1-800-277 -5415, ext. 706 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about the variety of services NDNB has to offer.

SOC 2 Compliance Audits, Reports, & Services for Atlanta, Georgia | Fixed Fees

As the peach-state’s leading provider of third-party assessments, NDNB offers the following services that ensure your business has everything it needs to make your SOC 2, Type 1 or Type 2, compliance pain-free and cost-effective.  To help your business get off on the right foot, NDNB offers a SOC 2 Readiness Assessment. This assessment helps your business understand the internal control environment, the gaps, what will need to be corrected in those gaps, personnel involved, facilities requiring inspection, and third-party entities that are in-scope. This daunting list is the stepping stone and foundation for facilitating a successful auditing process.

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SOC 1 SSAE 18 and SOC 2 Compliance Auditors | Denver, Colorado | Fixed Fees

NDNB is Denver’s leading provider of SSAE 18 SOC 1 compliance audits and SOC 2 assessments, providing highly efficient, fixed fee services for service organizations all throughout the Rockies. The growing regulatory compliance drumbeat just keeps getting louder and louder each year, ultimately forcing Colorado businesses to undertake annual compliance audits, such as SSAE 18 SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3.

NDNB has years of experience performing such audits, dating back to as far as 1992 with the now defunct SAS 70 auditing standard, and continuing on with the new AICPA SOC platform. To learn more about NDNB’s Denver SOC 1 compliance services – or any other audit mandate – call and speak directly with Christopher Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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SOC 1 SSAE 18 Compliance Auditors | Denver, Colorado | Fixed Fees

NDNB is Denver’s leading provider of SSAE 18 SOC 1 compliance audits and assessments, providing highly efficient, fixed fee services for service organizations all throughout the Rockies. The growing regulatory compliance drumbeat just keeps getting louder and louder each year, ultimately forcing Colorado businesses to undertake annual compliance audits, such as SSAE 18 SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3. NDNB has years of experience performing such audits, dating back to as far as 1992 with the now defunct SAS 70 auditing standard, and continuing on with the new AICPA SOC platform. To learn more about NDNB’s Denver SOC 1 compliance services – or any other audit mandate – call and speak directly with Christopher Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SOC 1 Compliance Auditors | Denver, Colorado | Fixed Fees

“So which audit do we need, a SOC 1 or a SOC 2” is a very common question fielded from Denver businesses, and rightfully so as there’s general confusion and misguidance on SOC 1 vs. SOC 2. For purposes of simplicity, SOC 1 assessments – which utilize the SSAE 18 professional standard – are for companies that display a true nexus to the concept known as Internal Controls over Financial Reporting – ICFR – think banks, actuarial businesses, trust departments, and others.

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SOC 2 Compliance Audits | Southern California | Orange County

NDNB offers high-quality, fixed-fee SOC 2 compliance audits for Southern California (Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, and other surrounding areas) businesses. With a national recognized SOC 2 audit practice – along with a strong footprint throughout the entire state of California – NDNB offers high-quality, competitively priced SOC 2 audits for the entire Southern California region, and even the Bay Area and Northern California.

SOC 2 Compliance Audits | Southern California | Orange County

Years ago, NDNB began working with the now defunct SAS 70 standard that was put forth in April of 1992, and ever since then, we’ve been assisting Southern California service organizations with efficient and cost-effective assessment solutions, including SOC 2 compliance audits. Additionally, our years of compliance expertise have resulted in an extremely refined, lockstep auditing process that includes the following activities:

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SOC 2 Reporting Framework and the Top 10 Items You Need to Know About | Part III

7. Provide a Written Statement of Assertion. Yet another requirement for SOC 2 compliance is providing the service auditor (i.e., the CPA performing the SOC 2 engagement) with a written statement of assertion. This assertion, which is a strict requirement for SOC reporting, is essentially a document whereby the service organization’s management must assert to a number of different provisions regarding their overall control environment.

8. Policies and Procedures are Critical.  SOC 2 assessments are technical – there’s no debating that – but keep in mind that a large part of today’s compliance mandates – particularly SOC 2 reports – require comprehensive policy and procedure documents to be in place. NDNB provides a comprehensive SOC 2 Policy Packet to all of our clients that we work with, helping them save thousands of dollar and hundreds of man-hours on critical policy development.

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SOC 2 Reporting Framework and the Top 10 Items You Need to Know About | Part II

4. Learn about AT Section 101. If you are a service organization seeking SOC 2 compliance, be sure to take note of the following technical aspects of AT Section 101. In short, AT 101 is the professional AICPA standard used for reporting on subject matters other than those relating to financial statement reporting for internal controls. 

Additionally, any practitioner performing an engagement in accordance with AT 101 is to adhere to five (5) general standards for audit professionalism. In short, it’s about being independent, doing your job as an auditor, and performing the assessment and reporting on your findings, and that’s really all you need to know.

Picking a high-quality CPA firm – an organization with years of regulatory compliance expertise and professionalism – will help ensure the AT 101 protocols are being followed. To learn more about SOC 2 and receive a competitively priced, fixed-fee proposal, speak with CPA Christopher Nickell at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, or email Chris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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SOC 2 Reporting Framework and the Top 10 Items You Need to Know About | Part I

1. Learn about the AICPA System and Organization Controls (SOC) framework. In an effort to radically reshape reporting requirements for today's complex and ever-changing service organization landscape, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) developed the all-new Service Organization Control (SOC) framework in 2011. This framework allows for the issuance of three different types of reports – SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 reporting. While SOC 1 reports employ the use of the SSAE 16 (and now SSAE 18) professional standard for reporting on controls, SOC 2 and SOC 3 reports---which are highly conducive assessment frameworks for technology businesses – utilize the Trust Services Principles & Criteria (TSP) in accordance with the AT 101 professional standard. For years, the SAS 70 standard was the one-size fits all auditing standard for service organizations, but it was largely misused and antiquated, forcing the AICPA to make big changes – changes that were ultimately necessary.

2. Gain a Strong Understanding of the Trust Services Principles & Criteria (TSP) framework. Unlike the now thankfully replaced SAS 70 auditing standard or even the current SSAE 16 attestation standard (and now, SSAE 18) which replaced it, the framework for a SOC 2 report is "criteria" based, whereby a practitioner is engaged to examine and report on a service organization's controls over one or more of the following five (5) Trust Services Principles & Criteria (TSP):

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SOC 2 Assessments & Audits | Fixed Fees | Type 1 | Type 2

SOC 2 assessments are provided by NDNB, North America’s leading provider of SOC 2 assessments and other specialized compliance reporting services. Service organizations can opt for either SOC 2 Type 1 and/or SOC 2 Type 2 assessments as part of the overall System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting framework. Additionally, we provide a complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packet for each our clients for helping them develop all the necessary policies and procedures needed for today’s demanding compliance environments.

As for SOC 2 assessments, here’s what you need to know when it comes to getting up to speed on one of the world’s most recognized third-party internal control assessments.

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California Compliance Firm - SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, FISMA, DFARS, and More

With deep roots in the Golden State, NDNB provides industry leading regulatory compliance, governance, and audit services for California businesses.  The Golden State is still the economic engine of the entire North American economy, with thousands of businesses offering a wide array of service and solutions essential to all Americans. From startup technology businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area to employee benefit services in San Diego, California is brimming with the best and brightest of companies.  Yet with huge business success also comes the need for annual due-diligence audits and assessment of internal controls, and NDNB has been successfully assisting California service organizations for years in navigating the rough waters of regulatory compliance.

California’s Leading Provider of Regulatory Compliance Services

  • SSAE 18 SOC 1 Assessments
  • SOC 2 and SOC 3 Assessments with the Relevant TSP’s
  • PCI DSS Consulting and Onsite Assessments
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • FISMA and NIST Compliance
  • DFARS and FAR Assessments
  • Additional Federal Regulatory Compliance Reporting
  • ISO 27000 Compliance
  • Internal Auditing
  • Regulation AB
  • MERS Compliance
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Information Security Policy and Procedure Writing
  • Risk Assessment Services
  • ACH Auditing
  • And much more

A Household Name in the Golden State offering Fixed-Fee Audits & Assessments

Regulatory compliance can be incredibly taxing and challenging in today’s world of growing cybersecurity threats, so to turn to California’s trusted audit and advisory, and that’s NDNB.  From San Diego to Sacramento, and beyond, businesses have turned to the proven, trusted experts at NDNB for years, and so you can you.  Contact us today to learn more about our services and solutions for California businesses. Whatever your needs are, from SSAE 18 SOC 1 to SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS compliance, HIPAA and FISMA certification – and more – we stand ready to serve you.  Compliance doesn’t have to be an incredibly daunting and expensive exercise – it’s not with NDNB – so do what so many other California companies have done over the years and that’s retain our services

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SOC 2 Type 1 Assessment | Fixed Fees

SOC 2 Type 1 assessments are offered as “fixed fee” engagements from NDNB, North America’s leading provider of high-quality, comprehensive, and competitively priced System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 engagements. Additionally, we provide a complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packet for each of our clients! It’s also fundamentally important to understand key concepts in the entire SOC 2 auditing process, those that can directly impact audit costs, duration, and assessment results. The more you educate yourself on the numerous details of SOC 2 compliance, the better prepared you’ll be for ensuring a successful assessment process from day one, so take note of the following measures:

Hosting in Amazon AWS and Need a SOC 1 or SOC 2? Let's Talk.

1. SOC 2 is Different from SOC 1. Sure, they’re both AICPA audits – and share many similarities – but they are also different, and this you need to know. SSAE 18 SOC 1 is traditionally tailored towards service organizations providing essential services to that can impact a client’s financial reporting. As for SOC 2, it’s targeted to the growing technology sector – data centers, SaaS offerings, managed services, and more – businesses offering technology products and services.

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