Which SOC Report is right for you?

Which SOC Report is right for you? Wrapping your mind around the importance and many benefits of a SOC Report can be challenging. Understanding which SOC Report is right for your organization can also be confusing. Our hope is that our site makes you understand the different reports a bit better, but when in doubt- … Continued

The SOC for Cybersecurity Report: Who Should be Taking a Closer Look?

The types of SOC Reports available to service organizations continues to grow. It is exciting to see. The various types of examinations that can be performed in the name of getting a true grasp of the control environment makes it easier for an entity to try and mitigate risk. The newest report to become available … Continued

A Closer Look at a Common Cybersecurity Scam

A Closer Look at a Common Cybersecurity Scam By: Pete Rife, CISA, CISSP We live in a world that is increasingly connected to almost every aspect of our daily lives.  As someone who is professionally interested and focused on cybersecurity I spend a great deal of time studying the methods and motivations of the hackers … Continued

Developmental Protection

How the SOC Audit Will Benefit Website Developers In the wake of recent, large-scale data breaches WannaCry and Petya, the web world has called for an increase in cybersecurity measures. No longer can some Average Joe simply download a pre-built WordPress theme, insert a few shady plugins and call themselves a website programmer. To stay … Continued

H&M’s Pete Rife Presents for Conway Center for Family Business

Holbrook & Manter continues to facilitate a quarterly peer group for the Conway Center for Family Business. H&M’s Pete Rife presented at the most recent “Finances for Family Business” peer group meeting on the topic of Cyber Security. Pete touched on various ways that businesses and individuals can become a target for a security breach. … Continued

Pete Rife Earns Highly Regarded CISSP Certification

Holbrook & Manter, CPAs Professional Services Firm with offices in Columbus, Dublin, Marion and Marysville is proud to announce that team member; Pete Rife recently became a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Pete earned his CISSP certification through (ISC) 2, an international non-profit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. … Continued

Dresser Drawer Discussion: SOC vs. SOX

The Difference Between Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance & Service Organizational Control Compliance SOC and SOX compliance perform a similar function, but for different reasons and with disparate techniques. Both serve as a protective agent for consumers and organizations, alike. Both services strive for enhanced financial data accuracy and greater internal control support. We are going to boil … Continued

Holbrook & Manter Announces Acquisition

Holbrook & Manter Announces Acquisition Holbrook & Manter, CPAs Professional Services Firm with offices in Columbus, Dublin, Marion and Marysville recently acquired The TLC Group, Ltd. Please visit Holbrook & Manter’s primary site to read the full press release: http://www.holbrookmanter.com/news-events/news/holbrook-manter-acquires-lewis-center-ohio-accounting-firm/    

The Benefits of SOC 1, 2 & 3 Reports

  By: Mark A. Welp, CPA, CFE You have decided the time is right to begin working towards having a SOC Report completed for your organization. Whether you start the process by having us perform some consulting work with you in order to prepare you for the report or you are ready to jump right … Continued

Harvesting the Fruits of an Internal Audit

How the demands of evaluation have changed & how the SOC audit meets the new-found need Internal auditing is more important now than ever before. And it isn’t just about protecting the bottom line anymore. Stakeholders and employees, alike, value a stronger sense of transparency with the organizations they represent. Without proof of examination, your … Continued