SOURCE: SilkRoad


December 03, 2013 09:00 ET

SilkRoad Completes SSAE-16 SOC 2 Audit

Independent Audit Included the Trust Principles of Security, Confidentiality, and Availability Over SilkRoad's Operational Processes for Its Clients

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, announced that it has received the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) Report for its Life Suite® Talent Management System, including OpenHire®, RedCarpet®, WingSpan®, GreenLight®, HeartBeat®, and Eprise® applications.

The firm of Grant Thornton LLP performed the SOC 2 audit procedures and covered the Trust Principles of Security, Confidentiality, and Availability so that SilkRoad could demonstrate its security controls in the areas of software design, infrastructure, implementation, datacenter security, customer data protection, and human resources management.

"Our commitment to industry leading security and confidentiality practices is of paramount importance to our clients," said Mitchell Cyrus, CISSP, SilkRoad's Director of Security and Compliance. "We are proud to offer this industry-accepted reporting standard to validate their trust in our data security."

SilkRoad has taken great care in designing its system for the highest levels of reliability, scalability, and security, including developing a comprehensive set of security measures and practices to keep the customer's data protected and safe. For additional details on SilkRoad's security practices, please visit:

About SOC 2
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has developed the SOC 2 report based on the Trust Services Principles, Criteria, and Illustrations for Security, Availability, Privacy, Confidentially and Processing Integrity for service organizations. The SOC 2 report includes the AICPA's predefined criteria for industry best practices regarding policies, procedures, and processes related to security, availability, confidentiality, privacy, and processing integrity for demonstrating a strong system of internal controls. It is a report by an independent accounting and auditing firm on management's description of a service organization's system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls. For more information regarding SOC 2 please visit

About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity. In the U.S., visit Grant Thornton LLP at

About SilkRoad
SilkRoad is a leading global provider of end-to-end HR solutions that enable customers to find, attract, develop, and retain the best talent. The award-winning SilkRoad Life Suite includes Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, Talent Portal, and HRMS solutions that are easy to deploy, easy to use, and affordable. Powered by social, mobile, analytic, and cloud technology, it's everything you need in one platform to engage your people and rapidly boost business performance. Visit, follow them on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866-329-3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1-312-574-3700.

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