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.

“83% of businesses publish code before testing or solving vulnerabilities”

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

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Providing Local Audit and Readiness Services Across Asia-Pacific

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.

Penetration Services

Our testing aims replicate the typical behaviour of a potential attacker by making multiple attempts to break into your nominated key systems. This aims to uncover flaws and previously unknown vulnerabilities that could allow access to critical data.

Vulnerability Scanning

Our team use advanced network scanning to find weaknesses in your network, applications, websites, systems and other external facing infrastructure, that could be potential attack vectors available to hackers.

Phishing Campaigns

There are thousands of successful phishing attackes reported every year and just a single click on an email link mail may be enough to cripple your business. Our phishing exercises are designed to assess employee awareness and caution around email that may reduce the risk to your business.

SCADA Testing

Many of today's critical environments are run by automated industrial control systems, making them a prime target of attack. Our experts use the best tools to ensure that these controll systems are tested for vulnerabilities and any known exploits are patched.

IoT Testing

More and more gadgets are smart devices, and as manufacturers roll out new products more quickly, security can be given low. Our IoT penetration testing is designed to uncover any inherent weaknesses that could provide a foothold to an attacker.

Threat Hunting

Attackers are capable of hiding their activity behind the accounts of legitimate users. Threat Hunting proactively looks for indicators of compromise on endpoints or servers. Our experts use their knowledge of defensive and offensive security techniques, and suite of tools, to spot any anomalous or suspicious behaviour that's occurring inside your network.

Source Code Review

Often new applications go live with little to no security testing being conducted. Even the most benign piece of code may provide the perfect compromise to your business systems. Our security experts will evaluate, identify and prioritize software vulnerabilities found, and provide a remedy for all those above-mentioned issues.

Cloud Security

A misconfigured cloud platform can easily expose your business credentials, internal systems, and sensitive data. Our cloud penetration testing services dentify security gaps in your cloud infrastructure and provide you with guidance for remediating the vulnerabilities and improving your business's cloud security.

Learn about cyber security

There ‘s  no one size fits all solution for cyber security services.While some companies install a firewall and think they are safe,we follow a proven 3 step system to ensuring a business has the highest level of security possible. 

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