Transition from SAS 70 certified internal controls to safeguard client data proven
Birmingham, AL – Pinnacle Data Systems, L.L.C., (PDS), a provider of business-critical document delivery services, has successfully completed an SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type I audit for the 2013 calendar year at their Atlanta and Birmingham sites. PDS conducted demanding internal and external network vulnerability tests along with a security and quality control process audit review. The review process found no exceptions.
This successful SSAE 16 Type I audit is the first annual audit period in which PDS’s data security and integrity of client data have been attested without exception through the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts’ (AICPA) benchmark compliance reporting. Previously PDS had met all requirements of a SAS 70 audit and certification.
“We have always applied industry standards and technologically advanced internal controls to address and manage our operation,” said Robert Reddinger, President and CEO of Pinnacle Data Systems. “The entire PDS team is committed to honor the trust our clients have in us to preserve the confidentiality and security of their business critical information and data.”
This successful first annual certification updates that additional layer of security PDS clients have come to expect. As a paper and electronic document presentment service provider, the reliability of internal controls is crucial to PDS maintaining its standing as a preferred partner. Over the years, PDS has invested heavily to review and update information security policies, processes, standards and procedures; now AICPA has provided its seal of approval.
About SSAE 16
SSAE 16 superseded SAS 70 in June 2011 as the audit standard for service organization auditors. SSAE 16 was adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in an effort to establish a more uniform reporting standard. “Service Organization Controls” (SOC) refer to three types of engagements or reports typically given to a company’s internal auditors and/or regulators. The SOC 2 is a report on a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design of controls.
About Pinnacle Data Systems
Pinnacle Data Systems (PDS) provides highly effective delivery of business critical documents for several US governmental agencies and many Fortune 500 insurance, utility, financial services, trust, healthcare and collection companies. Our service, equipment and technology collaborate to deliver millions of envelopes and host additional millions more of web documents annually. PDS has invested millions of dollars in technology and process improvements including full color printing, an online portal for document content control, approval, reporting, and archive, along with a robust electronic document presentment and delivery solution. Our redundant sites provide inherent Business Continuity Planning and we recently completed an SSAE16 SOC 2 Type I audit and certification. Visit us online at www.pinnacledatasystems.com.