SOC Readiness as a Service

SOC Readiness as a Service by CISOSHARE

Our security team supports organizations in the readiness stage of the SOC accreditation process. We start by understanding the current state of your security program documentation and environment. From there, we measure this against best practices and requirements that will be assessed during the SOC audit process. Our team identifies gaps for remediation and establishes a system to address and implement the necessary changes before accreditation.

What is SOC?

SOC stands for Service Organization Control and has 3 different of reports. SOC 2 and 3, commonly used for security, are measured against Trust Services Criteria. These criteria evaluate the suitability of process design and operating effectiveness of controls that are relevant to the security, availability, or processing integrity of information and systems. They also evaluate the confidentiality and privacy of information processed by systems at an entity, division, or operating unit.

SOC 1
Evaluates internal controls over financial reporting

SOC 2
Evaluates internal controls and includes service auditor testing and results

SOC 3
Provides only the system description and the auditor description

A point-in-time report on the fairness of the description of a system and the suitability of the design of its controls.

This report occurs over a period of time, often 6 months, that addresses the fairness of the description of a system and the suitability of the design of its controls.

Start Planning for Accreditation Early.

Make the SOC accreditation process easier with an efficient and repeatable security program.

Be SOC Accreditation Ready

Having a SOC certification assures your clients, partners, and stakeholders about your data handling practices. The steps for accreditation are as follows:

Initiation
Understand your goals
Assess your options

Planning

  • Set a budget (capital and operational)
  • Understand resource requirements
  • Set scope with integrity

Readiness

  • Consider outsourcing to an expert team
  • Assign dedicated project manager
  • Build an efficient system

Accreditation

  • Carefully select an audit partner
  • Utilize the same project manager

Reaccreditation

  • Planning
  • Readiness
  • Re-accreditation

Benefits

Provide information based on your current state and we will give you a roadmap for improvement.

Improve Visibility

Give stakeholders and clients visibility into the quality of different business controls for key parts of your business.

Understand Your Controls

SOC reports will help you assess and understand the design of your controls in handling sensitive data in different areas of your business.

Build Client Trust  

Demonstrate a dedication to your security and the quality of your business controls with SOC 2 reporting and certification.  

Expert Guidance  

Prepare for SOC 2 accreditation with an expert security team and gain insight on how to best meet your goals.