PROCAS invests in establishing and maintaining currently recommended security practices to make sure your data stays safe. Today, we’re excited to share a milestone achievement in our continuous improvement process! PROCAS has achieved the AICPA Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type 2 report with an unqualified audit opinion.
In addition to our SOC 2 Type 2 report, we also have a SOC 3 Type 2 report available for download from our website. The SOC 3 report provides a summary of the SOC 2 Type 2 report.
Current clients can access a copy of the PROCAS SOC 2 Type 2 report after signing a nondisclosure agreement. For more information related to this report, please reach out to your PROCAS consultant.
What is SOC Compliance?
Businesses are increasing the outsourcing of basic functions such as data storage and access to applications to Software as a Service (SaaS) providers and other service organizations. The importance of having a standard assessment and reporting process for internal controls has become increasingly important.
For many, SOC 2 is considered the benchmark for security compliance for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies in the US. SOC 2 requires companies to establish and follow strict information security policies and procedures, encompassing the secure protection of customer data.
Our Focus on Your Security
Our 2019 SOC reports provide assurance that PROCAS is complying with the standards of the AICPA guidelines. To achieve the unqualified opinions of our SOC reports, PROCAS has implemented and maintains policies, procedures and processes to comply with these security controls to protect the important data that our clients have entrusted to us. The audit demonstrates that the controls are defined adequately, and they are operating effectively.
These controls cover the topics and operational practices like logical and physical access management, data storage and recovery, encryption, change management, vendor management, incident management, detection and response, security and privacy awareness training, organizational management, and personnel security.
We’re proud of this milestone, but we recognize that security is an ongoing effort. Our information security program is constantly focused on providing the highest level of delivery for PROCAS Accounting Solutions Software.
You’ve probably been wondering what we’ve been up to the past year. It’s been a really busy time as we’ve been migrating clients to our new software, listening to your ideas for system improvements, and implementing those changes to better our service!
To the clients that have migrated already, we would like to thank you for taking the plunge and providing excellent feedback. To those still operating on our legacy system, we appreciate your patience and will be keeping you updated with more information at a later time.
As we’ve been navigating these rapid waters, we felt it was appropriate to revamp this platform as well. Before, we used this blog environment solely to post monthly entries to help our clients use our product. While we still hope to accomplish that, we are also looking to promote value to our clients in other ways.
Our New Approach
Former Support Staff member and current Blogger-In-Chief, LJ, will be posting regular content related to issues all GovCon accountants face; such as FAR interpretations, Accounting system tutorials, DCAA audit recommendations, and much more. These posts are intended to be written by common accountant for common accountant and will hopefully make some of the more complicated topics seem just a little less scary.
All content will be categorized in sections that can be easily navigated to at a future point in time and will be broken down as follows:
- Government Contract Accounting
- PROCAS System Training
- PROCAS System Improvements
- Industry Topics
- Accounting Education
- PROCAS Sponsored Events
As this platform grows and more entries are published, the above list will expand/contract as needed. If there any topics that you would like to see covered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will take it into consideration!
Meet the Author
Because we will be spending a lot of time together, it is only fair that you get to know me a little. As mentioned above, my name is LJ, and I have worked at PROCAS for about 5 years now. When I’m not at work assisting clients, I enjoy being with friends/family, taking a swing at social softball, finding the best crab cake Maryland can offer, and most importantly, taking life one step at a time. It is a pleasure to virtually meet you, and I look forward to sharing our thoughts on anything and everything Government Contracting.
For more information about me, feel free to check out my LinkedIn profile here.