The Security You Need.
The Compliance to Succeed. 

BARR Advisory is a leading provider of IT governance, risk and compliance services.
Our specialists help enterprises of all sizes strengthen security, meet complicated mandates
and take business efficiency to the next level.

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Our Approach: Simplify and Customize

We go beyond the compliance checklist and assess all aspects of your organization’s unique environment, identifying risks, areas for improvement and simplifying the processes and controls needed to turn compliance into a strategic asset.

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Plan and Scope

We believe in determining the why before proposing the how and that careful planning is imperative to achieve your business objectives. We simplify complex projects by defining roles, responsibilities
and setting clear expectations
over project scope.

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Assess

We take a comprehensive approach toward assessment. By identifying business issues and opportunities at every level, we simplify solutions and turn risks and complex compliance requirements into a competitive advantage for your organization.

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Report and Comply

Whether we are performing a compliance examination, risk assessment or internal GRC advisory services, we deliver the highest quality reports. To ensure accuracy, our technical writing team reviews all reports prior to distribution.

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Optimize

Our approach enables organizational alignment, integration of business processes and continuous improvement. Our commitment to you extends far beyond our final deliverables. We follow up to ensure our work infuses value in your organization.

Cybersecurity Risk Management, Compliance and Advisory Services

As a trusted advisor to some of the fastest growing cloud service providers (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), we simplify compliance across multiple regulatory and customer requirements in a wide range of industries including technology, financial services, healthcare and government. Explore our services below.

SOC Examinations

Differentiate your organization by providing your stakeholders with a System and Organization Controls (SOC) report that demonstrates your commitment to confidentiality, integrity and availability. BARR is here to assist you with the following audit reports:

SOC 1

Focuses on controls that are relevant to an audit of your clients’ financial statements.

SOC 2 and SOC 3

Reports apply more broadly to operational controls covering security, availability, confidentiality, processing integrity, and/or privacy across a variety of systems.

SOC for Cybersecurity

Demonstrates that effective processes and controls are in place to detect, mitigate, and recover from breaches and other security events.

Healthcare Compliance

From HIPAA to HITRUST compliance challenges, our service professionals can help you navigate the complex healthcare rules and risks associated with business associates who handle e-PHI.

ISO Certifications

ISO 27001, ISO 27017, and ISO 27018 are internationally accepted standards that demonstrate your organization’s commitment to information security risk management. Let us help you achieve certification.

Government Assessments

As an accredited Third-Party Assessment Organization (3PAO), we provide independent assessment services to cloud providers. We follow the ‘do once, use many times’ framework to help organizations streamline complicated government mandates.

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Services

If you store, process, or transmit credit card data either as a merchant, processor, or service provider, then the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) applies to you. Our focus is helping your organization achieve PCI compliance.

Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments

Whether it’s an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS), our specialists have extensive experience in penetration testing for cloud-based environments.

IT Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Advisory

BARR Advisory provides governance, risk and compliance (GRC) services to help clients improve risk management, streamline information security processes and reduce cost.

It’s odd to say that it was a pleasure doing business with an auditor. However, that was definitely our experience with BARR Advisory. They had a detailed approach to documentation, review and assessment; as well as a thorough understanding of all aspects of the various criteria, standards and controls that were the basis of our audit. The method and tools they used to conduct our readiness assessment and final audit insured that the entire process was clearly communicated, easy to understand, comprehensive in nature and completed in a timely, efficient manner. We give BARR Advisory our highest recommendation.

EDITH HANEYEVP, General Counsel & Compliance Officer, Fogo Data Centers

The work with BARR Advisory has proven to be an asset to our company and our clients; we are truly appreciative.

DOLLY KRISHNASWAMYGlobal IP Strategist & Security, Alphaserve Technologies

BARR was extremely helpful in streamlining the SOC 2 process for our company. Their friendly and professional auditors led us through two audit periods, and helped us affect lasting security measures while increasing company efficiency. Would highly recommended them.

JEB BROWNPHD - PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR CLINICAL INFORMATICS

Everyone who met with Brad and his team said they loved spending time with them, which is the weirdest reaction to an auditor interview I’ve ever gotten.

PAUL MURPHYCEO, Clarify, Inc.

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The recent North America Computer Audit, Control and Security Conference (CACS) held in Chicago, focused on the theme, “See What’s Next, Now.” The conference offered professionals more than 100 sessions…

[Webinar] Who Holds the Key to Compliance in the Cloud?

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YOU’RE INVITED! COMPLIMENTARY WEBINAR Compliance In The Cloud: Shared Responsibility, Singular Accountability Wednesday, May 16, 2018  ■  2:00 PM EST BARR Advisory is pleased to be the guest presenter at this month’s…

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