BEAR Technologies Receives SOC 2 Type II Certificate of Audit
Independent Audit Verifies BEAR Technologies’ Internal Controls and Processes
APRIL 6, 2021: BEAR Technologies, a Managed Service Provider, today announced that it has completed its SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that BEAR Technologies has a strong commitment to security and to delivering high-quality services to its clients by demonstrating that they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place.
A SOC 2 audit provides an independent, third-party validation that a service organization’s information security practices meet industry standards stipulated by the AICPA. During the audit, a service organization’s non-financial reporting controls as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of a system are tested. The SOC 2 report delivered by KirkpatrickPrice verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of BEAR Technologies controls to meet the standards for these criteria.
“A SOC 2 Type II report is the most comprehensive certification within the Systems and Organization Controls protocol” said Frey Petermeier, Director of Architecture & Engineering at BEAR. “We are proud of this confirmation because it is independent proof that our systems are designed to keep our clients’ sensitive data secure. This accomplishment is an endorsement of BEAR’s ongoing commitment to technology and our clients.”
“The SOC 2 audit is based on the Trust Services Criteria,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “BEAR Technologies delivers trust-based services to their clients, and by communicating the results of this audit, their clients can be assured of their reliance on BEAR’S controls.”
About BEAR Technologies
BEAR Technologies delivers smart solutions for the modern workforce. Established in 1993, BEAR has evolved into one of the most established Managed Service providers in Texas. As a SOC 2 Type II audited partner, BEAR meets or exceeds standards regarding information security, so you know the proper controls are in place to keep your data safe. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, BEAR provides enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to businesses around the country. BEAR offers a wide range of services, including Managed IT with Help Desk Support, Cyber Security, Compliance Management, Cloud Services, IT Consulting and Solutions Strategy, VoIP and Metro Fiber Internet. To keep up to date on BEAR, follow our LinkedIn.
KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over a thousand clients in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security practices and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly performs assessments on SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and FERPA frameworks, as well as advanced-level penetration testing. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, follow KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.
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