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IT attestation

With outsourcing and off shoring becoming the norm for business operations, organizations seek assurance.

Organizations increasingly outsource technology and business processes to service organizations. However, although the technology and processes are outsourced, the risk is not. As the trend in outsourcing and off shoring continues to expand, user organizations will be seeking an increased level of assurance over the integrity of the service organization’s control environment. In addition, with the recent introduction of new regulatory and compliance requirements, many organizations are struggling to understand, react, and respond to the implications of these standards.

KPMG's IT Attestation practice helps organizations satisfy third-party risk and compliance assurance requirements and demonstrate the integrity of their control environment. Our globally accredited team provides reports on controls that are likely to be relevant to user organizations’ internal control over financial reporting; reports over security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy using Trust Service Principles; and agreed-upon procedures reports. We provide actionable insights to help organizations enhance their internal controls environment, reduce business operation interruptions resulting from multiple audits, and help companies provide transparent controls-related information to customers and other stakeholders.

Potential benefits

  • Reduction in interruption to business operations by multiple user organization audits
  • Strengthening and refinement of internal control environment resulting from independent assurance examinations
  • Gaining efficiency in audit and compliance activities by combining assurance and audit suppliers
  • Confidence in the market due to transparency of control environment

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