LKCS announced the successfully completion of its annual SOC 2 Audit and further demonstrates it’s commitment to delivering quality services to customers.
LKCS, a premier provider of marketing, design, printing, mailing, web development and statement processing solutions for financial institutions nationwide, today announced it successfully completed its annual SOC 2 Audit on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality and Privacy.
Based in Peru, Illinois, LKCS is the area leader in providing end-to-end marketing, graphic design, commercial printing, direct mail, and web development services. Combined with over 50 years of marketing expertise, LKCS leverages the latest technologies and techniques to improve marketing results and return on investment for their clients.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has developed the SOC 2 report based on the Trust Services Principles, Criteria, and Illustrations for Security, Availability, Privacy, Confidentially and Processing Integrity for services organizations. The SOC 2 report includes the AICPA’s predefined criteria for industry best practices regarding policies, procedures, and processes related to security, availability, and confidentiality for demonstrating a strong system of internal controls. It is a report by an independent accounting and auditing firm on management’s description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls.
An enhancement of the SAS 70 compliance standard, the SOC2 report is intended to meet the needs of a broad range of clients that need information and assurance about the controls at LKCS that affect the security, availability, and processing integrity of the systems that LKCS uses to process data and the confidentiality of the information processed by our systems.
The successful completion of this comprehensive audit demonstrates LKCS’ commitment to implementing processes and controls for delivery of high-quality services to its customers. An independent auditing firm performed the audit. Key services included in the scope of the audit were LKCS’ statement processing and e-statement operations, information technology policies and procedures and web site hosting services.
According to Sid Haas, Vice President of Business Development, “LKCS management is confident that our SOC2 report adequately and accurately reflects the description of our data management, data processing and information technology systems, the suitability of our controls design, and the operating effectiveness of the controls we have in place.”