Information Assurance Services

In today's competitive environment, businesses constantly face new issues and regulatory concerns. Macpage LLC information assurance specialists serve third-party service providers, healthcare and insurance organizations, security management companies, technology providers and a wide range of businesses.

We know your industry and take time to learn about your operations. Independent of IT hardware and software vendor influence, our team's unique combination of experienced management consultants and certified IT professionals is dedicated to being an objective and valuable resource for your organization.

Our thorough services result in practical, customized recommendations for improving controls, mitigating risk, exam readiness and regulatory compliance. We readily adapt to individual enterprise environments, and can, through our integrated services approach, seamlessly fulfill accounting, advisory and other business needs that surface.

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IAS Articles

Video Blog: What does it mean when people say it's "In the Cloud"?

September 13, 2017

Nick Norton, newly appointed Principal of our CAS group, explains what exactly it means when people refer to "The Cloud" in this weeks video blog.

What is "The Cloud"? September 13th, 2017 Nick Norton, newly appointed Principal of our CAS group,...
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Video Blog: Can I skip a year between SOC exams?

August 30, 2017

Nick Norton, newly appointed Principal of our CAS group, explains why skipping a year between SOC exams might not be a good idea for your company in this weeks Macpage Video Blog.

Can I skip a year between SOC exams? August 30th, 2017 Nick Norton, newly appointed Principal of our...
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Video Blog: Can I get a SOC for a period of less than 12 months?

August 16, 2017

Tom Loring, Manager of Macpage's Information Assurance Services team, explains the nuances involved in receiving a SOC exam for a period of less than the standard 12 months.

 Can I get a SOC exam for a period of less than 12 months? August 16th, 2017  Tom Loring,...
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Video Blog: What does it mean if they find a deviation in my SOC report?

August 2, 2017

Artur Kuznetsov, Senior Associate of Macpage’s Information Assurance Services team is here to explain what a deviation means on a SOC report and what you can do if you receive one.

What does a deviation in my SOC report mean?  August 2nd, 2017 Artur Kuznetsov, Senior Associate...
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Video Blog: Can I switch from SOC 1 to SOC 2 exam?

July 19, 2017

Tom Loring, Manager of Macpage's Information Assurance Services team, is here to explain the necessary processes to transition from a SOC 1 to a SOC 2 exam in this week’s Macpage Video Blog.

Can I switch from a SOC 1 to a SOC 2 exam? July 19th, 2017 Tom Loring, Manager of Macpage's Information...
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Video Blog: What is the difference between a Type 1 and a Type 2 SOC exam?

July 5, 2017

Nick Norton, manager of Macpage's Information Assurance Services team, is here to explain the differences between a Type 1 and Type 2 SOC exam in this week’s video blog.

What is the difference between a Type 1 and a Type 2 SOC exam? July 5th, 2017 Nick Norton, manager...
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Video Blog: Who from my organization should be participating in SOC exams?

June 21, 2017

Artur Kuznetsov, Senior Associate of Macpage's Information Assurance Services team discusses which members of your team will need to invest time in the SOC examination process, the answer may surprise you.

Who from my organization should be participating in SOC exams? June 21st, 2017 Artur Kuznetsov, Senior...
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Video Blog: What is the Difference Between a SOC 1 and a SOC 2 Exam?

June 7, 2017
What is the Difference Between a SOC 1 and a SOC 2 Exam? June 7, 2017 Nick Norton, MPAc, CISA, Manager...
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Video Blog: My Company has Two Locations, Do We Need Two SOC Exams?

May 24, 2017
My Company has Two Locations, Do We Need Two SOC Exams? May 24, 2017 Artur Kuznetsov, Senior Associate...
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Video Blog: Am I ready for a SOC Exam?

May 10, 2017
Am I ready for a SOC Exam? May 10, 2017 Nick Norton, MPAc, CISA, Manager of Macpage's Information Assurance...
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Video Blog: Will a SOC Exam Help Me Grow My Business?

April 26, 2017
Will a SOC Exam Help Me Grow My Business? April 26th, 2017 Tom Loring, Manager of Macpage's Information...
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Video Blog: What Does the Term the "Internet of Things" Mean?

April 12, 2017
What Does the Term the "Internet of Things" Mean? Nick Norton, MPAc, CISA, Manager of Macpage's Information...
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AICPA Cybersecurity Examinations Introduce New Opportunities for Organizations

March 28, 2017
Cybersecurity is one of the key national security issues facing the United States government. Cyber attacks...
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How Strong Are Your Walls?

March 1, 2017
How strong are your walls: Evaluating your cybersecurity preparedness.   
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Evaluating Your Cybersecurity Preparedness

July 29, 2016
Credit unions are being bombarded with cyber-attack warnings. Expectations to implement Cybersecurity...
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FFIEC Provides Answers to Cybersecurity Asessment Tool Questions

July 27, 2016
In June of 2015 the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) published the Cybersecurity...
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Roles and Responsibilities of the Information Security Officer

July 12, 2016
The role of the Information Security Officer (ISO) varies based on the size and complexity of a credit...
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What is the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool?

June 7, 2016
Data security is an important business objective for financial institutions and the threat from cyber...
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How to Read an SOC Examination Report

May 11, 2016
Many credit unions include the review of Service Organization Controls (SOC) examination reports in their...
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Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration Testing

April 27, 2016
There are several questions that we are asked often when it comes to vulnerability assessments and penetration...
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Security Awareness Training - Purpose and Approaches

April 15, 2016
Security awareness training is an important part of a credit union’s Information Security Program....
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Common IT Issues

February 11, 2016
  The Information Assurance Services team regularly performs on‐site visits at Macpage LLC clients...
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Third-Party Service Provider Risk Management - Part 1

This article is part one of a two-part series on third-party service provider risk management. Part one...
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Third-Party Service Provider Risk Management - Part 2

This is part two of a two-part series on third-party service provider risk management. Part one focused...
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AICPA Simplifies SOC 2 Reporting with the Adoption of Common Criteria Framework

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has updated the criteria used as the framework...
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Succession Planning: What Every Business Needs to Know

August 1, 2014
Succession planning is like estate planning - you shouldn't wait until something happens to have a solid...
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