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 SOC & SOX compliance services strive for enhanced financial data accuracy and greater internal control support. We … 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

Preventing the Leaks

How Obtaining SOC Certification Can Minimize Risk of a Data Breach We are living in an era of information vulnerability. News of data breaches dominate headlines and consumer trust is as fragile as ever, which is why protecting your sensitive data is more important now than it has ever been. Not only are hackers becoming … Continued

So you do need a SOC Report: Where to begin

So you do need a SOC Report: Where to begin By: Pete Rife, CISA One of the most frequent calls we receive is from service organizations that have come to the realization that they need a SOC report to satisfy an important client.    Understanding what to expect as you engage in your first SOC audit … Continued

SOC Audits to Detect Organizational Pitfalls

Prioritizing the Biggest Threats to Your Organization Often times, clients will approach us with a simple question: What does an SOC audit find? We could respond with a bloated comeback, discussing how a service organization control audit yields a comprehensive, actionable analysis of the controls and procedures of an operation, while examining areas of potential … Continued

Understanding a SOC Audit

Establishing the Fundamental Differences Between a Control & a Procedure As an organization prepares for its first comprehensive Service Organization Controls (SOC) audit, the board of directors and other personnel involved will undoubtedly want to approach the situation with a firm understanding of the entire process and all the terminology associated with it. An organization … Continued