What is WebTrust audit?

What is WebTrust audit?

The Webtrust audit covers the validation processes that are followed to obtain identity as well as a large amount of technical security configuration and management.

What is WebTrust?

WebTrust was developed by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The goal of the standard is to promote confidence and trust between consumers and businesses on the Internet.

How long does it take to get a WebTrust seal?

On the surface, the CPA WebTrust program consists of a seal, added under the authority of a qualified CPA, announcing that the site has been “audited.” But adding just a graphic to a Web site is easy; stealing the CPA WebTrust seal from a legitimate site and adding it to an “unaudited” page is a 10-minute job.

Why should a business consider a WebTrust Seal?

The WebTrust seal is being adopted by CPAs and their Chartered Accountant counterparts around the world. It provides assurance that client websites meet high standards of business practice disclosure, transaction integrity, privacy, and security.

What is WebTrust assured?

Basically, CPA WebTrust is a service that CPA firms provide to ensure that a companies web site is safe for business. The firm reviews the web site according to the procedures as outlined by the AICPA-American Institute for Certified Public Accountants and places a seal of trust after completion.

Why was the WebTrust developed?

In order to increase the confidence of online consumers, WebTrust was developed to provide businesses and individuals with a trusted, verified standard for online privacy concerns. Websites that consistently meet specific business standards are granted a WebTrust seal, which is issued by CPA Canada.

When was WebTrust created?

December 1997
WebTrust launched in December 1997, ahead of many competing certification programs.

What is CPA Web Trust?

Where is a website trust seal?

You head to the checkout page and right below the payment forms, you see a small badge, a trust seal.

What is CPA WebTrust?

How much does WebTrust cost?

WebTrust licensing fees range from $2,000 to $50,000 per firm for the first year, based on firm income. The fees decrease in the second and third years and level off in subsequent years. CPAs who now provide computer-related attest services already have much of the expertise needed to provide the WebTrust service.

Do trust seals work?

A whopping 48% of respondents said that trust badges reassure them that the site is secure and trustworthy. The same survey found that 76% of respondents said trust seals affected their sense of trust in a website.