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Services

With over 25 years combined experience in attestation, financial, and regulatory audit practice, Ascend provides a high level of professionalism combined with an unsurpassed consultative approach to advising and engaging clients who are ready to take that next step.

SOC Attestations

SSAE 18 SOC 1 examinations

Formerly known as the SSAE 16, Ascend takes a standardized repeatable approach to the examination process. We use a standard secured methodology that allows our clients to undergo the examination without sacrificing business cycles during the engagement.  We walk our clients through the process and apply effective project management to keep our engagements “on time”.

SOC 2 examinations

As of December 2018, the SOC 2 consists of trust service categories (fka Principles)  based on the COSO framework that may be foreign to SOC 2 veterans.  Ascend performs the upfront analysis to determine you are choosing the right categories to satisfy your client requirements.  Ask us about SOC for Cybersecurity.

Professional Advisory

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

As a result of 2012, Dodd-Frank, Wall Street reform; companies who are consumer facing must meet a minimum federal compliance posture in business oversight and operations. Our advisory team is at the ready to assist you in implementation of your compliance management system (CMS), or work with you on hardening your existing position.

HIPAA Security Review and Assessment

Our staff of certified HIPAA professionals are ready to help identify and close those gaps that pose threats to your business security model.  Our reviews and assessments focus specifically on the HIPAA rule 45 CFR Parts 160, 162, and 164.

IT Security Reviews

A “perimeter in” review is conducted based on COSO, CoBIT, ISACA and the ISO 27000 framework.  Our staff consists of certified professionals ready to assist your team in ensuring a common sense approach to addressing and mitigating areas of risk exposure and developing a road map to compliance.