Fireproof Records Center Receives Privacy+ Certification and SSAE 16 Type I Attestation Report
Independent Audit Verifies Fireproof Records Center Internal Controls and Processes
Jun 18, 2015, 10:00 ET
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FIREPROOF, an information management solutions and record storage company, today announced that it has received the Privacy+ Certification from PRISM International and completed its SSAE 16 (SOC 1) Type I audit. This certification and attestation verifies that FIREPROOF has the proper internal controls and processes in place to deliver high quality services to its clients.
KirkpatrickPrice, a licensed CPA and PCI QSA firm, performed the audit and appropriate testing of FIREPROOF's controls that may affect its client's data. In accordance with SSAE 16 (Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements), the SOC 1 Type I audit report includes FIREPROOF's description of controls and the auditors opinion regarding the fairness and suitability of internal controls placed in operation to achieve the specified control objectives. The Privacy+ Certification is designated upon the completion of this attestation.
"Our customers concerns are our concerns. We take every measure to ensure the safety and security of our customer's information," said Mistie McMillin, Administrative Services Manager for FIREPROOF.
"Many of Fireproof's clients rely on their systems to protect and store sensitive data," said Joseph Kirkpatrick, Managing Partner with KirkpatrickPrice. "As a result, FIREPROOF has implemented best practice controls to address information security risks. Our third-party opinion validates these controls and the tests we perform provide assurance regarding the services provided by FIREPROOF."
SOC 1 Type I is a reporting on the controls at a service organization that was established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). This report is in compliance with the SSAE 16 auditing standards which focus on the controls of a service organization that are relevant to an audit of a user entity's financial statements. The standard demonstrates that an organization has adequate controls and processes in place. Federal regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and the Health Insurance Profitability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require corporations to audit the internal controls of their suppliers, including those that provide technology services.
The Privacy+ Certification, backed by PRISM International, provides a method for organizations in the information and records management industry to evaluate their operations in order to comply with several regulatory privacy requirements. Companies who receive the Privacy+ Certification have received a third-party audit of internal controls designed to meet a specific set of control objectives for preserving information privacy.
FIREPROOF's history spans over 100 years. From the historic High Street facility that marked FIREPROOF Warehouse and Storage's entry into the service business in 1909, grew the concept of storing and delivering precious heirlooms, furs and goods to the residents of Columbus, Ohio. This fortress-like building housed many valuable items, and horse-drawn carriages were the premier delivery option in the early 1900's. As the business grew, this 90,000 square foot High Street facility was designated as a civil defense shelter during the tough years of World War II. Commercial records storage became an option for businesses during this war-torn era and delivery options expanded with the increased use of automobiles.
Today, FIREPROOF is an information management solutions and record storage company operating in four central Ohio locations; all strategically located to offer the best in protection for their customer's information. In central Ohio, they staff over 100 service personnel, a management team with over 125 years combined expertise in the industry, and proven, leading edge technology to manage their customer's most valuable assets.
Their services include workflow and office automation, document scanning and imaging, secure document storage, data protection and backup, certified destruction, shredding and mobile shredding. www.fireproof.com.
About KirkpatrickPrice, LLC
KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm providing assurance services to over 300 clients in more than 40 states, Canada, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 10 years of experience in information security and compliance assurance by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly provides advice on HIPAA, SSAE 16, SOC 2, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, FISMA, and CFPB frameworks. www.kirkpatrickprice.com.
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