SOC 2 AUDIT SERVICES & Certification

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) developed SOC 2 as a voluntary compliance standard for service organisations that specifies how organisations should manage customer data. The standard is based on the Trust Services Criteria, which are as follows: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.

3Columns Provides End-to-End Readiness and Audit Services. AICPA Accredited SOC 2 Reports Through our US CPA Partners.

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AICPA Firm Partners in the US Market with over 1500 SOC 2 Assessments Completed

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SOC 2 Audit Steps
We Support the End-to-End Steps Including Coordination with our AICPA Firm Partners.

SOC 2 Readiness Assessment

Our automated SOC 2 Readiness Assessment App does all the hard work for you. Identified observations and recommendations to achieve SOC 2 compliance. Your control practices are documented to the SOC 2 Trust Services Criteria with audit evidence and testing procedures for full transparency ahead of the audit.

SOC 2 Remediation Support

We guide you as you address the observations, to implement fit-for-purpose solutions that align with your culture and the SOC 2 criteria requirements. Iterative reviews and feedback to support your team.

SOC 2 Audit - Type 1

SOC 2 Type I reports demonstrate compliance with SOC 2 at a point in time. We review one sample of each control practice to confirm they are designed appropriately and meet the SOC 2 criteria.

SOC 2 Audit - Type 2

SOC 2 Type 2 reports demonstrate compliance with SOC 2 over a period of time. You provide a list of events during the period and we select a sample. We check that you applied your control practices in line with how you have defined them.

SOC 2 Security Criterion: a 4-Step Checklist

SOC 2 compliance is based on security, which is a broad norm shared by all five Trust Service Criteria.

The SOC 2 security principles focus on preventing unwanted access to the organization’s assets and data. This principle necessitates the implementation of access restrictions in order to avoid malicious assaults, unlawful data deletion, misuse, unauthorised manipulation, or disclosure of firm data.

Here’s a simple SOC 2 compliance checklist, which includes safety-related controls:

  • Access controls

    Logical and physical restrictions on assets to prevent access by unauthorized personnel.

  • Change Management

    A controlled process for managing changes to IT systems, and methods for preventing unauthorized changes.

  • System Operations

    Controls that can monitor ongoing operations, detect and resolve any deviations from organizational procedures.

  • Mitigating Risk

    Processes and actions that enable the firm to recognize, respond to, and manage risks while dealing with any following business.

Keep in mind that SOC 2 criteria do not prescribe exactly what an organization should do—they are open to interpretation. Companies are responsible for selecting and implementing control measures that cover each principle.

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