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Robert D. Coro, Director, Marcum LLP to Speak at TKG’s SSAE 18 Audit Standards: Trends, Developments and Significant Updates Live Webcast

New York, NY, March 01, 2018 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Robert D. Coro, Director, Marcum LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “SSAE 18 Audit Standards: Trends, Developments and Significant Updates Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2018 @ 12:00 to 2:00 PM (ET).

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About Robert D. Coro
Robert D. Coro is an information technology audit director in the Firm’s New Haven office and a member of its IT Risk and Assurance Services Practice group. He has extensive experience with internal and external audits as well as specialized projects for application reviews, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, network security, Sarbanes-Oxley 404, SSAE 16/AT 101 audits, PCI Assessment, internal and external audits, and specialized projects for application reviews, internal and external vulnerability assessments, wireless assessments and penetration testing.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as Grand Cayman, China and Ireland. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting and assurance services; advisory, valuation and litigation support; and an extensive range of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high net worth individuals, private equity funds and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services.

Event Synopsis:
Earlier in 2017, a series of modifications to the audit standards geared to increase the usefulness and quality of System and Organization Controls (SOC) report, have been made. The SSAE 18, which became effective last May 1, 2017 requires companies to take more control and ownership of their own internal controls when identifying and classifying risks. They are also expected to implement a formal and appropriate Third Party Vendor Management Program. The new audit standard also requires additional sections describing the risk assessment process and the role of the Subservice Organizations in the overall operation of the system. These significant changes and modification may create additional burdens to companies but will help address loopholes in the key areas of third-party vendor risk management.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of SSAE 18 Audit Standards and as they delve into the depth-analysis of the current trends involving this significant topic. Speakers will also provide the audience with practical strategies in complying with the new and improved SOC reporting requirements.

Key topics include:

SSAE 18 Audit Standard: An Introduction
System and Organization Controls
Impact on SOC Engagements
SSAE 18 Reporting Requirements
SSAE 16 vs SSAE 18
Promises and Perils
What You Need to Know in 2018

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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