SOC Readiness as a Service

Our security team supports organizations at 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 (Service Organization Control) 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 Types

What's the difference between the SOC types and which does your organization need?

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

Type 1
Provides only the system description and the auditor description
Type 2
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.

Planning for SOC 2 Accreditation Early

Simplify the SOC 2 accreditation process while maintaining an effective security program.

Be Prepared for the SOC 2 Process

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

Step 1

Initiation

  • Understand your goals
  • Assess your options

Step 2

Planning

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

Step 3

Readiness

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

Step 4

Accreditation

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

Step 5

Reaccreditation

  • Planning
  • Readiness
  • Re-accreditation

Customers want to do business with SOC2 compliant vendors

Find out if one of the most sought after compliance goals makes business sense for your organization.

Beta Research Corporation logo for cybersecurity customer testimonial

"Major brands are now enforcing security standards on market research businesses of every size before partnering with them. With the assistance of CISOSHARE, we were able to quickly secure new business and solve a core business problem – proving we were able to secure our clients’ data. Beta Research is now leveraging the security program to help secure new and recurring business. Additionally, they helped us through the remediation tasks of a global client, something we would’ve struggled to complete by ourselves."

Amy Gorelkin

Chief Executive Officer

Beta Research Corp

Benefits

A dedicated security team will help you through every step of the accreditation process.

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.