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RYAN BUCKNER

Ryan Buckner is a Principal and Chief Knowledge Officer at Schellman. Ryan currently serves on Schellman’s attestation leadership team and leads the firm-wide research and development for attestation methodology. Ryan is a CIPP, CISSP, CISA, ISO 27001 Lead auditor, and maintains multiple CPA licenses, among other certifications. Ryan is also an AICPA-approved and nationally listed Peer Review Specialist for SOC examinations. Having directly performed and completed over 1,000 service audits, Ryan is one of the most experienced service auditors in the world.

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Compliance and Certification | Assurance / Service Audits

By: RYAN BUCKNER
September 8th, 2022

Whether it’s shoes, real estate, or the latest smartphone, everyone’s always looking for a bargain. A central component of any decision you make to purchase or not purchase a good or service is the cost. It’s a little easier to determine that number when you’re buying (or not buying) a good because it’s generally the sticker price and, barring any lemony outliers, the thing does what you need it to.

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Privacy Assessments | SOC Examinations

By: RYAN BUCKNER
August 2nd, 2022

If you’ve ever dieted before, you know the temptation to add something extra to your meal—you know, something actually tasty, or just something else that you believe will satisfy a craving.

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SOC Examinations

By: RYAN BUCKNER
April 13th, 2022

The greatest tennis player of all time, Serena Williams, once said, “everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?”

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SOC Examinations

By: RYAN BUCKNER
March 11th, 2022

One of the most famous lines from the Spider-Man mythos goes like this: “With great power comes great responsibility.”

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Compliance and Certification | Education

By: RYAN BUCKNER
June 23rd, 2016

CIOs have a unique vantage point over their organization. From where they sit, they see efficiencies, pain points, and potential weaknesses across all departments. This level of visibility is invaluable in today’s intricate, technology-driven, and information-rich business landscape.

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Audit Readiness

By: RYAN BUCKNER
January 5th, 2016

[NOTE: Schellman has since updated this content in a more recent article.] Think of your auditing firm like you would a long-term business partner. They are someone you will work with year after year, and they will be an integral part of setting the stage for your organization’s success. As such, the act of selecting the appropriate assessor shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are several key qualities your organization should look for when choosing an auditing firm:

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SOC Examinations

By: RYAN BUCKNER
March 1st, 2014

In my line of work, it is not only advisable to have a mastery of the facts, but prudence would suggest that a good dose of foresight and reason based on actual experience can often times be as valuable a tool. Since the days of the SAS 70, we have seen several subjective opinions about both the appropriateness and/or the ineffectiveness of the SAS 70 report. Even today, there continues to be concerns on how SOC 1 reports, also known as SSAE 16 examinations, are being used in situations that fail to have bearing on internal controls over financial reporting.

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