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.
Evaluates internal controls over financial reporting
Evaluates internal controls and includes service auditor testing and results
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:
Understand your goals
Assess your options
- Set a budget (capital and operational)
- Understand resource requirements
- Set scope with integrity
- Consider outsourcing to an expert team
- Assign dedicated project manager
- Build an efficient system
- Carefully select an audit partner
- Utilize the same project manager
Provide information based on your current state and we will give you a roadmap for improvement.