If you have documents that you need to keep for regulatory or compliance reasons, you might have considered storing them off site or getting them scanned. Having a framework to help you make the decision as to which is best in what cases can be helpful in understanding when you should continue to store your documents and when scanning them would produce a return on investment.
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What is SSAE?
Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) are administered by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). They essentially set out certain auditing standards which are used by auditors to guide the discovery of controls, including security controls, in all types of organizations, such as data centers and cloud service providers. The use of these kinds of standards can help both organizations and auditors to demonstrate information security compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley.
In all likelihood, you work in an office that has everything to be expected - a water cooler, desks, snacks, maybe even a few bean bag chairs. However, you probably also have a large filing cabinet (maybe even multiple filing cabinets) collecting dust in a supply closet, or worse, taking up valuable floor space in the middle of your office. Even though scanning and document management technology has advanced to the point where organizations can operate completely paperless, filing cabinets are still prevalent in offices around the country. How can that be?