Compliance and Risk Audits

Risk Management Audit and Business Resumption Planning

Clareity helps organizations evaluate risk in a wide variety of areas including:

  • Physical Security
  • Flood/Water
  • Housekeeping
  • Fire Control
  • Electrical Power
  • Climate Control
  • Personnel
  • Computer Usage
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Access/Data/File Controls
  • Communications/Network
  • Development
  • IT Operations
  • Telephone / Voice Mail
  • Contingency Planning

Clareity also helps organizations evaluate their Business Resumption Plan or draft a new one. This service is often performed in conjunction with an Information Security Audit, since there is some overlap in the assessment scope.

IDX / VOW Compliance Review

MLSs must establish consistent auditing criteria and processes to avoid speculation or lawsuits regarding discrimination against broker and technology providers. Clareity’s IDX and VOW Compliance Review services help ensure that these highly technical audits are thorough and that standardized criteria are consistently applied. Clareity can provide complete auditing services or work with MLS staff to collaborate on audits.

Even if the MLS staff currently performs IDX and VOW compliance reviews, when a violation is suspected or confirmed, it can be valuable to have a third party like Clareity confirm the violation and provide an independent compliance report to avoid friction between the MLS and members or technology providers.


"Information security is a never ending, core responsibility for associations and MLSs and one that HAR takes seriously. HAR recently completed our fourth security audit with Clareity and once again we have identified new ways to improve. The ongoing threat of cyber attacks is real but the need for heightened security is about more than technology: Clareity helps us evaluate our internal policies and procedures, physical security, employee/personnel practices, and much more. Clareity helps us keep an eye on what our vendors are doing to meet our security requirements and also helps us protect our members by presenting security best practices in a way that is easy to understand and implement."

Bob Hale, President and CEO, Houston Association of Realtors

“Clareity did a great job for us with the security audit. I can’t imagine any other firm providing an audit anywhere near as valuable and thorough as the services we received. [We] will be a much better operated company as a result of Clareity’s evaluation and advice.”

James Harrison, President & CEO, MLSListings

“Clareity thoroughly reviewed CMLS operations and provided a detailed, prioritized list of the security risks facing our organization. They provided us with the information and tools we needed to make our systems more secure and to maintain better security over time. The follow-up has been great, too.”

Steve Byrd, Chief Information Officer, Carolina Multiple Listing Services

“The audit is very comprehensive. The information covered is exactly what we are looking for. Matt’s knowledge of the material is truly impressive and his ability to convey the information has made it easier for myself and my staff to understand.”

Martin Scrocchi, President & CEO, Instanet Solutions (TransactionDesk)