Compliancy Levels & Certifications
We take your company's data security very seriously here at Nighthawk Investigations, Inc. We currently maintain a SOC 2 (AT 101) compliance certification.
As you are likely aware, Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 and Attestation Standard (AT) 101 are attestation standards that are put forth by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants that address the engagements undertaken by a service auditor for reporting on controls at organizations, such as Nighthawk Investigations, Inc., that provide service to user entities.
SSAE 16 effectively replaced Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS 70) for service auditor's reporting periods ending on or after June 15, 2011. SSAE 16 the logical choice when a service organization's (like Nighthawk Investigations, Inc.) controls are likely to be relevant to a user entities internal control over financial reporting.
We currentlymaintain a SOC 2 (AT 101) compliance certification as opposed to the SSAE 16 certification because our controls are not likely to be relevant to a user entities internal control over financial reporting. We were fully certified as a SOC 2 compliant service organization (formerly SAS 70 compliant) as of 07-10-2013.
For your review as a valued client, click the PDF link below to view a SOC (Service Organization Controls) reporting comparison for a side by side look at SSAE 16, SOC 2, and SOC 3.