Tysons Corner, VA   August 20, 2019 – Horizon Industries, Ltd., a provider of program management and Appian development and support services, today announced that it has successfully completed a System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2® Type II Audit examination for their Appian Application Development and Support Services System. Horizon Industries, Ltd. retained international business advisory firm Skoda Minotti for its SOC 2® audit work. Horizon Industries, Ltd. selected Skoda Minotti after an intensive search based on their reputation as a leading risk advisory and compliance firm.

Ben Osbrach, CISSP, CISA, QSA, CICP, CCSFP, partner-in-charge of Skoda Minotti’s risk advisory group says, “We were excited to work with Horizon from the very start. They are an intriguing organization delivering high quality services and their business adds to our growing SOC reporting practice.”

SOC 2® engagements are performed in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) AT-C 205, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization and based on the trust service principles outlined in the AICPA Guide, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization Relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, or Privacy. The SOC 2® Type II report is performed by an independent auditing firm and is intended to provide an understanding of the service organization’s suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of its internal controls. A service organization may select any or all of the trust service principles applicable to their business and Horizon chose to report on security. The successful completion of this voluntary engagement illustrates Horizon’s ongoing commitment to create and maintain a secure operating environment for their clients’ confidential data.

Skoda Minotti’s testing of Horizon’s controls included examination of their policies and procedures regarding network connectivity, firewall configurations, systems development life cycle, computer operations, logical access, data transmission, backup and disaster recovery, and other critical operational areas of their business. Upon completion of the audit, Horizon received a Service Auditor’s Report with an unqualified opinion demonstrating that their policies, procedures, and infrastructure meet or exceed the stringent SOC 2® criteria.

“The successful completion of our SOC 2® Type II examination audit provides Horizon’s clients with the assurance that the controls and safeguards we employ to protect and secure their data are in line industry standards and best practices,” said Sunil Shamlal, President

About – Horizon Industries, Ltd.

Based in Tysons Corner, Virginia, Horizon has over two decades of experience providing IT and Management consulting services to the U.S. Federal Government and commercial clients around the globe. Horizon focuses on the business objectives and needs of its clients, delivering full life-cycle of support including business strategy analysis, business system development and deployment, and operations support.

Horizon provides the following services to its clients:

  • Low-Code Development
  • IT Support and Operations
  • Program Management

About – Skoda Minotti

Skoda Minotti is a Certified Public Accounting Firm based in Cleveland, OH offering a variety of tax, finance, and business advisory services in virtually every area of business. The Risk Advisory practice specializes in SOC Reporting, PCI DSS Compliance, HIPAA Compliance and HITRUST validation, FISMA, NIST, ISO 27001, Vulnerability and Penetration Testing, and other regulatory information security assessments. Staffs in Skoda Minotti’s Risk Advisory hold several industry certifications including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), and GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT). For more information about Skoda Minotti’s Risk Advisory Services, please visit skodaminotti.com/risk.

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