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Information security and data privacy is top of mind for your clients. A SOC 2 report offers comfort over the internal controls at service organizations like yours and helps you stand out from the crowd. Our simple SOC 2 process makes it easy for any size organization to receive the accreditation they need to build trust with their clients.
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Are you new to the SOC 2 reporting process? Security compliance and requirements might seem overwhelming, but not when you have the right partner to guide you through. Our experienced team, combined with our unique “hands on” preparation method, limits guesswork and helps you to quickly prepare for a successful SOC 2 examination.
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There is a lot of information about SOC 2 floating around on the internet. New software tools are popping up everyday claiming to save you time and money when it comes to your security compliance audit. Our detailed FAQ will help breakdown the myths so that you can feel confident in your SOC 2 audit.
Information security and data privacy is top of mind for your clients. A SOC 2 report offers comfort over the internal controls at service organizations like yours and helps you stand out from the crowd.
This type of report analyzes the 5 AICPA Trust Services Criteria:
A “Type 1” report analyzes management’s description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design of controls related to the applicable trust services criteria description as of a specified date.
A “Type 2” report analyzes management’s description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of the controls related to the applicable trust services criteria throughout a specified period. This type of report offers assurance to your clients on how your systems are used day-to-day. It usually offers a greater level of trust to your clients because they have more visibility into the way your systems are set up.
SOC 2 examinations must be performed by an accredited CPA auditing firm like Auditwerx. Even if other automated software tools claim to save you time or money, that may not necessarily be true if they cannot finalize your report. As the CPA firm that would have to sign off on the report, we would still need to complete the reporting process with you to ensure that all appropriate requirements are met. This could require additional time, money, and headaches that could have been avoided in the first place.
A SOC 2 Readiness Assessment is your best preparation for a SOC 2 audit. Typically, we can complete your SOC 2 Readiness Assessment within two weeks. This will identify any gaps in your compliance controls or processes and allow you to remediate them before they impact your final report.
When it comes to compliance certification, service organizations can often find it difficult to balance customer requirements and ROI.
Our goal is to deliver the efficient compliance assessments you need, at a price that makes sense for your business. Once we have discussed your needs and current environment, there are several factors that impact our cost estimate:
Auditwerx is proud to offer a number of SOC 2 compliance solutions to meet your needs and business goals:
Every examination we perform is completed with your end goals in mind. Our communication protocols provide for frequent contact with you throughout the engagement period in order to facilitate delivery on your expected timeline.
Communication is essential in completing a SOC report and it starts in the planning process. Our planning begins with a kickoff call. The kickoff call is used to make introductions, identify key players, and points of contact. We also begin the process of understanding the services on which we will be providing an opinion. Where a readiness assessment has been requested, we establish the dates for the readiness work (for first-time SOC reporters) and/or fieldwork (for recurring clients). In readiness, we assess the data flow of the services, identify controls, and provide a gap analysis of controls that may need implementation or improvement. The planning and readiness process is critical to creating open communication designed to obtain maximum efficiencies that will be realized in the Type 2 reporting process.
While there’s no official questionnaire or checklist that will complete the compliance process for you, our SOC 2 Guide will help your organization start off on the right track.
When you’re ready to start your SOC 2 compliance journey, our experienced team will be here to walk you through the entire process, from audit readiness to your final report.