Trust Services Principles | TSP | SysTrust | WebTrust | CICA | AICPA | Overview

The Trust Services Principles (TSP) consist of criteria established jointly the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for use by practitioners offering attest and assurance services relating to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy, which are defined as the following:

  • Security - The system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
  • Availability - The system is available for operation and use as committed or agreed.
  • Processing integrity - System processing is complete, accurate, timely, and authorized.
  • Confidentiality - Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed.
  • Privacy - Personal information is collected, used, retained, and disclosed in conformity with the commitments in the entity’s privacy notice and with criteria set forth in Generally Accepted.  Privacy Principles issued by the AICPA/CICA | Source:

Additionally, each of the five (5) TSP are organized into the following seven (7) broad areas (effective for reporting on or after December 15,2014):

  • Organization and management
  • Communications
  • Risk management and implementation of controls
  • Monitoring of controls
  • Logical and physical access controls
  • System operations, and
  • Change management

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