MARS-E Compliance

The Minimum Acceptable Risk Standards for Exchanges (MARS-E) is a set of security guidance that Exchanges must use in implementing and operating their IR systems in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). It is designed to ensure secure handing of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information (PHI), and Federal Tax Information (FTI) of US Citizens. MARS-E is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53. Entities that provide information systems to agencies must prove they meet MARS-E through an annual assessment.

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Section 508 (ADA) and (WCAG)

CyberGuard offers compliance audits of IT Systems to determine their compliance with accessibility standards such as Section 508, ADA and WCAG.

Our Accessibility Audits identify and prioritize all accessibilities errors within an IT system; define the method for addressing any issues; and document the system’s overall compliance with Section 508, ADA, and WCAG. Our resulting audit reports can be used to improve system compliance; prepare for Department of Justice (DoJ) audits, and help protect your organization against legal action.

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Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) created an accounting and compliance framework to which public companies must adhere. We have a full suite of SOX solutions for both accelerated and non-accelerated filers. Our approach incorporates the top-down, risk-based approach.

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Agreed Upon Procedures

An Agreed-Upon-Procedures (AUP) engagement is one in which a licensed CPA firm is engaged by a client to issue a report of findings based on specific procedures performed on a specific subject matter. The user takes responsibility for the adequacy of the procedures. In this engagement, the accountant does not express an opinion or negative assurance. Instead, the report should be in the form of procedures and findings.

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