Middletown, Connecticut – Charles IT, a managed IT services provider (MSP) has announced the successful completion of the Service and Organization Control (SOC) Type II audit. The audit certifies that the company has met the worldwide standard for secure and confidential information handling by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
This is the second time the MSP was audited for the certification. The process included a review of the Trust Services Criteria (TSC) from its previous Type 1 certification as well as a focus on operating practices and internal controls to maintain privacy and security within its practices.
The review process included an audit of the MSP’s security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
“SOC II Type II provides rational assurance and peace of mind that controls are properly designed, in place, and effectively protecting sensitive client data,” said Foster Charles, Founder & CEO.
“We underwent a six-month audit by external auditors who tested that we had the appropriate controls in place and were effective over the period of the audit.”
Charles IT is made up of a team of 35 passionate IT professionals who specialize in creating relationships that have a lasting impression, or as they would say, “Real Relationships. Raving Fans.” The managed services provider implements and supports best-in-class technology for over 100 clients in Connecticut and focuses on serving highly regulated industries. These clients require stringent adherence to compliance regulations including HIPAA, DFARS, NIST, CMMC, or SOX.
“It is important that Charles IT was awarded this certification as we expect clients to trust us with their data and want to be able to prove that we have all of the appropriate controls in place and that they are working. We want to be able to say that we are ‘practicing what we preach.’ If you are trusting your IT firm with your highly sensitive data, they should also have a SOC II Type II certification,” said Foster.