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COPS Monitoring Obtains SOC 2 Type Audit to Demonstrate ‘Trust Services Principles’

The independent audit verifies that internal controls and processes at COPS Monitoring adhere to the highest standards.

WILLIAMSTOWN, N.J. — COPS Monitoring has received its independent Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type attestation engagement report from accounting firm KirkpatrickPrice.

A SOC 2 report helps to address third-party risk concerns by evaluating internal controls, policies and procedures that directly relate to the security of a system at a service organization. Completion of the certification provides “clear evidence of COPS Monitoring’s ongoing commitment to deliver high quality services to its clients by complying with the highest standards,” according to a press release.

KirkpatrickPrice’s SOC 2 service audit report demonstrates the wholesale monitoring provider’s controls and operating effectiveness meet or exceed standards for security, systems availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy as set forth in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) 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,” says Jim McMullen, president and 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.”

COPS’ independent SOC 2 report underscores the company’s investments and sets it 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,” McMullen continues.

A SOC 2 audit is especially important for companies that handle sensitive information, says Joseph Kirkpatrick, managing partner, 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,” Kirkpatrick says.

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