The Security You Need.
The Compliance to Succeed.

We help innovative technology and cloud service providers simplify the path to security and compliance.

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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. 2.svg

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
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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.

Report and Comply

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


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.

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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:


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.

Certification to ISO Standards

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 with your ISMS.

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. We highly recommended them.


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.


BARR Advisory ran a highly structured and transparent process with a clear articulation of what was needed to achieve date-driven milestones. They are the definition of professional, thorough, and high-quality. It also helped enormously to do the Readiness Report with them first to understand the journey ahead.

Roger ArnemannChief Operating Officer, Nomis Solutions

I can't believe I am saying this about an audit but it was pretty painless. Kyle was great to work with during the audit itself, and after talking with Brad I knew that signing on as a client was the right thing to do, and we were NOT disappointed.

Abby HornDirector of Operations, INOC Data Centers

This was the first SOC 2 audit for Mylo, and BARR Advisory made the process very smooth and understandable. We gained a lot of benefit by doing a Readiness Assessment with them first, so that when the audit started, we were well prepared. We are very happy with the content of the report and look forward to working with BARR again.

Angela RobertsonSecurity and Compliance Director, Mylo

BARR Advisory is a critical component for suggestions and accountability towards continuous improvements in our platform's security and privacy controls.

James MetzgerDirector of Compliance, HealthTap Technologies, Inc.

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You’ve likely heard the term “endpoint security” before, especially with the recent uptick in remote work, but what is it exactly and why is it important? Let us explain. What…

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Meet Whitney Lindsey, People Operations Manager

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We’re thrilled to officially introduce you to Whitney Lindsey, people operations manager, who joined the growing BARR Advisory team last fall. In her role, Whitney is responsible for recruiting new…

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