Does your company need a SOC audit, but you don’t know where to start? Or do you think you’re prepared but want to be 100% sure before you start the process?
The AICPA’s System and Organizational Controls (SOC) framework was created to provide third-party assurance that service providers are properly protecting the private, confidential, or other sensitive information their clients share with them. Having a SOC examination is a voluntary process, but it might not feel so voluntary if you have clients requesting your report before they want to do business with you.
Clients requesting a SOC audit report don’t just want to know that you have the appropriate controls in place (a Type 1 report). They want to know that those controls are being used effectively over time (Type 2). If you don’t get it right the first time, you’re looking at more time and money for a reassessment—and that means lost opportunities and needless expense. PTG can help you nail your audit in one shot.
PTG has partnered with the top CPA SOC auditing firms in the world to ensure a quality final SOC audit that holds significant value, much like a college degree from a top university. All SOC audits are not created equal. Audits from respectable accredited accounting firms hold more weight in the real world.
The procedures, policies, and safeguards that produce a glowing SOC report also protect you and your business against damaging data leaks and security breaches. A discounted one-size-fits-all audit isn’t going to provide useful feedback or insight into the controls you need to uphold your commitment to security. With PTG, you can prepare to face a quality assessment with confidence.
Satisfying the requirements laid out in the Trust Services Criteria to assure the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of customer data can look different for every company. PTG works with you to determine which report(s) your organization needs, examines your existing information security controls to identify gaps between your current status and SOC readiness, and provides risk remediation recommendations to address shortcomings.
We provide a comprehensive range of services and products to get your company audit-ready, including consulting, assisting with the development of policies and procedures, secure web hosting, advanced security products and services, and other security control layers.
No matter what you need to complete your SOC audit successfully, PTG can create a tailor-made solution to get your business ready to efficiently pass your assessment. Get started with an initial consultation by contacting us here.