[cabfpub] Ballot idea: Define "Audit Period"
Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com
Thu Feb 23 20:06:28 UTC 2017
Here is the "core" WT language in a practitioner's report:
We have examined the assertion by the management of [name of CA] that in providing its Certification Authority (CA) services during the period from April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016, [CA] has: [done various things for its roots] based on the Trust Service Principles and Criteria for Certification Authorities Version 2.0. ***
In our opinion, for the period April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016, [CA's] management's assertion, as set forth in the first paragraph, is fairly stated, in all material respects, based on the AICPA/CICA Trust Service Principles and Criteria for Certification Authorities Version 2.0.
How about changing "the period of CA operations a Qualified Auditor considers ***" to "examines" or "reports on" or "covers"?
Maybe we ask Jeff Ward to choose exactly the right language? Otherwise, we support and will co-endorse. Are there other minor changes to the BRs (and EVGL) to make in this same ballot?
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Subject: [cabfpub] Ballot idea: Define "Audit Period"
The term "audit period" is used in the BRs but not defined, and Kathleen tells me she keeps running into CAs who don't understand it, often confusing it with the period of time the auditor is on the premises.
Would anyone be opposed to a ballot to add a definition of Audit Period along the following lines?
Audit Period: the period of CA operations a Qualified Auditor considers when assessing the work of a CA in order to write an Audit Report. This is not the same as the (much shorter) period of time during which the auditor is carrying out the audit. Audit Periods MUST NOT exceed 1 year in duration, and Audit Periods for successive audits of a particular type MUST be continuous.
(The latter sentence is added for clarity, and repeats something said in section 8.1.)
The ballot would also replace "audit period" with "Audit Period" throughout.
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