Armanino Press Release
Press Release

Armanino SOC Services Joins Santa Fe Group's Shared Assessments Program

SAN RAMON, Calif. (December 20, 2017) Armanino LLP,a top 25 accounting and business consulting firm, today announced that its service organization control (SOC) readiness assessments and assurance services meet the stringent requirements of the strategic advisory organization The Santa Fe Group’s Shared Assessments Program.

The Santa Fe Group’s Shared Assessments Program has been setting the standard in third-party risk assessments since 2005. Shared Assessments Program members work together to build and disseminate best practices, building resources that give all third-party risk management stakeholders a faster, more rigorous, more efficient means of conducting security, privacy and business resiliency control assessments.

“Cybersecurity isn’t just a media buzzword; it’s preventing a real threat that we work with our clients to secure and overcome on a daily basis,” said Liam Collins, partner and head of Armanino’s SOC assurance practice. “As we continue to enhance our SOC offerings, ensuring we meet Shared Assessments Program standards reinforces our dedication to risk management and data security for our clients.”

“We welcome Armanino and commend them for joining our Shared Assessments membership in advancing best practices in third-party risk management. We look forward to the contributions and perspective the membership will gain from Armanino’s involvement,” said Catherine A. Allen, chairman and CEO of The Santa Fe Group.

In addition to meeting the requirements of this program, Armanino is certified through the Microsoft Supplier Security and Privacy Assurance (SSPA) Program and joined the HITRUST Alliance to reinforce its dedication to safeguarding health information and managing information risk in the healthcare sector.

December 20, 2017

About ArmaninoLLP

Armanino LLP ( is one of the 25 largest independent accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business, from startup through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. The firm extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Global, one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division, AMF Media Group (, a media and communications services agency. Its affiliate, Intersect Capital ( is an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm.

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