PALM HARBOR, Fla. (February 1, 2015) – Winn Technology Group, Inc. announced the successful completion and certification of a SOC 2, Type II examination. The audit is intended for use by stakeholders (e.g. customers, regulators, business partners, suppliers, directors) of the service organization that have a thorough understanding of the service organization and its internal controls.
These reports can form an important part of stakeholders’ oversight of the organization, vendor management program, internal corporate governance and risk management processes, and regulatory oversight
The SOC 2, Type II audit and certification are based on AICPA’s formally known as a Report on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, or Privacy.
An independent CPA firm, BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc., conducted the examination, which verifies that Winn Technology Group, Inc. meets the SOC 2 standards for security.
“Winn provides end-to-end marketing solutions for many leaders in the financial, healthcare and technology industries,” said Geoffrey Swallow, Winn Technology group Group’s founder and CEO. “Completing the SOC2 Type II audit furthers our organization's commitment to providing a secure environment for our clients and their data.”
This certification signals Winn’s long-term partnership with many of the industry’s leading firms, and plans for continuing to adhere to the stringent regulations and requirements of their industries.
About SOC 2
The Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Report is performed in accordance with AT 101 and based upon the Trust Services Principles. The Trust Service Principles, which SOC 2 is based upon are modeled around four broad areas: Policies, Communications, Procedures, and Monitoring. Each of the principles have defined criteria, which must be met to demonstrate adherence to the principles and produce an unqualified opinion
The examination includes a full assessment of:
- Security - The system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
- Availability - The system is available for operation and use as committed or agreed.
- Processing Integrity - System processing is complete, accurate, timely, and authorized.
- Confidentiality - Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed.
- Privacy - Personal information is collected, used, retained, disclosed, and destroyed in conformity with the commitments in the entity’s privacy notice and with criteria set forth in generally accepted privacy principles (GAPP) issued by the AICPA and CICA.
About Winn Technology Group, Inc.
Founded in 1990, Winn Technology Group is a leading provider of global, multi-channel marketing solutions for the technology industry. For both direct and channel sales, Winn supports demand creation, account-based marketing, channel management, tele-prospecting, lead nurturing, event marketing, database services, and inbound response management. Our financial expertise includes supplier enrollment, dynamic discounting, and product support. Winn communicates daily with IT, line of business, and executive level contacts responsible for making technology purchasing decisions. For more information, visit our website at www.winntech.net, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-444-5622.
For more information about SOC 2 audits, see the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants website.