Williamstown, NJ – November 7, 2017: KirkpatrickPrice announced today that COPS Monitoring, the largest provider of professional monitoring services in North America, has received its independent Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 attestation engagement report. Completion of this certification provides clear evidence of COPS Monitorings ongoing commitment to deliver high quality services to its clients by complying with the highest standards.
KirkpatrickPrice’s SOC 2 service audit report demonstrates that COPS Monitoring’s controls and operating effectiveness meet or exceed standards for, security, systems availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy as set forth in the AICPA’s Trust Services Principles.
“The growing wake of large company data breaches provides strong evidence that it’s more important than ever to have the right controls in place,” said Jim McMullen, president & COO of COPS Monitoring. “We’ve spent millions on technology and infrastructure and will continue to do so into the future to ensure the security and reliability of our customer data and network of UL listed, active load-sharing monitoring stations. Our independent SOC 2 report underscores our investments and sets us apart by clearly illustrating that we have the security, systems and control procedures in place across the largest network of monitoring centers in the United States to reliably safeguard our dealers, subscribers, and their sensitive information.”
“A SOC 2 audit is especially important for companies that handle sensitive information,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, Managing Partner with KirkpatrickPrice. “COPS Monitoring delivers trust-based services to their clients, and by communicating the results of this audit, their clients can be assured they’re doing business with a service provider that adheres to high auditing standards set forth by the AICPA.”
JULY 2018 UPDATE: COPS Monitoring earns SOC 2 Type 2 attestation
- Simply put, a Type 1 attestation requires companies to establish and follow strict data security policies and procedures, ensure systems availability, processing integrity, and confidentiality of customer data.
- A Type 2 attestation demonstrates these rigorous safeguards continue to be put into practice by COPS Monitoring over time.