LKCS (http://www.lk-cs.com), a premier provider of marketing, design, printing, mailing, web development and statement processing solutions for financial institutions nationwide, today announced it has again successfully completed an annual SOC 2 Audit on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality and Privacy.
Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the SOC 2 report is based on the Trust Services Principles, Criteria, and Illustrations for Security, Availability, Privacy, Confidentiality, and Processing Integrity for services organizations. A SOC 2 Type II examination demonstrates that an independent accounting and auditing firm has reviewed and examined an organization’s control objectives and activities, and tested those controls to ensure that they are operating effectively. At the conclusion of the examination, a formal report including the auditor’s opinion is issued to the examined organization.
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. An enhancement of the SAS 70 compliance standard, the SOC 2 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.
Key services included in the scope of the audit were LKCS’ statement processing and e-statement operations, database marketing, information technology policies and procedures and web site hosting services. The successful completion of this comprehensive audit demonstrates LKCS’ commitment to implementing processes and controls for delivery of high-quality services to its customers.
According to Sid Haas, Vice President of Business Development, “LKCS management is confident that our SOC 2 report reflects our focus on ensuring the absolute safety and security of our clients’ confidential data. Our report accurately demonstrates the extensive processes and procedures followed in our data management, data handling, file processing, and information technology systems, the suitability of our controls design, and the operating effectiveness of the controls we have in place.”
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. Additional information about LKCS can be found at http://www.lk-cs.com.
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