Armanino Strengthens Cybersecurity with Launch of Risk Assurance and Advisory Services

San Ramon, Calif.-based Armanino LLP (FY17 net revenue of $242.7 million) announced it has launched a combined risk assurance and advisory services practice to enhance its ability to offer a wide range of risk and compliance solutions to clients. The move brings an innovative approach to compliance with a holistic approach to compliance requirements, increased automation, real-time reporting and deep cybersecurity expertise.

The new service will combine traditional risk assurance services such as SOC 1/2/3 audit compliance, ISO 27001, internal audit, SOX 404 and HITRUST certification with a strategic advisory capability that includes critical needs such as business continuity, cybersecurity and privacy services, and enterprise risk management.

“The new risk assurance and advisory practice is an integration of several risk-centric solutions that enables us to provide our clients with a more efficient and effective approach to managing their key risks,” says Liam Collins, PIC of risk assurance and advisory services. “This combination strengthens the firm’s ability to strategically engage with each client and provide a custom-tailored risk assurance plan that will protect their organization.”

Joining the practice is managing director Todd Bishop, who brings nearly two decades of experience in compliance, internal audit and IT assurance. Prior to joining Armanino, he led Gap Inc.’s SOX 404 financial program, was chief audit executive at Dolby Laboratories and spent over a decade at PwC.