Heather Bearfield, Principal, Marcum LLP to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, May 19, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Heather Bearfield, Principal, Marcum LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “AICPA SSAE 16/SOC 1 and SOC 2 Reporting for Vendor Management in 2015 LIVE Webcast” This event is scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 12:00pm-2:00pm (ET)

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About Heather Bearfield

Heather Bearfield is a Principal in the Boston office and serves as the National Technology Assurance Services Practice Group Leader. She is also a member of its National Alternative Investment, Healthcare and Financial Services Industry Groups. Ms. Bearfield has extensive experience with SOC engagements, internal and external audits and application reviews. A main focus is internal and external vulnerability assessments, wireless assessments, penetration testing and social engineering.

Ms. Bearfield has comprehensive experience in multiple aspects of Risk Management across business operations including regulatory compliance. She executes compliance engagements according to various regulations including SOX, MA 201 CMR 17.00 (Data Security), HIPAA Privacy, HIPAA Security, Meaningful Use, Dodd Frank, SOC1, 2, 3 and FISMA. She is responsible for conducting global and nationwide IT Risk and Control Assessments in numerous vertical markets.

About Marcum LLP

Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the United States. Ranked #15 nationally, Marcum LLP offers the resources of 1,300 professionals, including over 160 partners, in 22 offices throughout the U.S., Grand Cayman and China. Headquartered in New York City, the Firm’s presence runs deep, with full-service offices strategically located in major business markets. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive range of professional services spanning accounting and advisory, technology solutions, wealth management, and executive and professional recruiting. The Marcum Group companies include Marcum LLP; Marcum Technology LLC; Marcum Search LLC; Marcum Financial Services LLC; Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk LLP; and MarcumBuchanan Associates LLC. For more information, visit www.marcumllp.com.

KC Event Synopsis

The panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding this topic. This live webcast aims to help you to avoid common pitfalls and risk issues surrounding SSAE 16/SOC 1 and SOC 2 Reporting for Vendor Management.

Key topics include:

AICPA SSAE 16/SOC 1 and SOC 2 Reporting for Vendor Management in 2014: an overview
Emerging trends and issues
SOC 1 vs. SOC 2
Managing relationships with outsourced vendors and other best practices
Up-to-minute regulatory updates

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. For further details, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org.
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