SOC 2 Audit Assessments & Reporting – Texas (Dallas, Houston, Austin) - Fixed Fees
Comprehensive SOC 2 Services for Texas Businesses – Fixed Fees
Services offered by NDNB for businesses located in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and other surrounding locations in Texas include the following:
SOC 2 Scoping & Readiness Assessments: One of the most fundamentally important activities to be performed during the SOC 2 audit process is beginning with a scoping & readiness assessment; an invaluable function for helping service organizations adequately determine project scope, areas requiring remediation (i.e., policies and procedures, technical changes/modifications, etc.), assessing personnel needs, physical locations to visit, and more.
Policy and Procedures Writing: Documentation – in terms of information security policies and procedures – are always high on the list of auditor deliverables when it comes to SOC 2 compliance. The problem, however, is that most service organizations loathe policy writing, resulting in noticeable gaps and deficiencies that must be corrected prior to the audit beginning, or face adverse audit findings. We can help!
Technical Remediation: SOC 2 audits often require technical remediation in terms of configuring and hardening various information systems. After all, a significant part of the Trust Services Criteria (TSP) – the criteria-based assessment initiatives for a SOC 2 audit – include various information security and operational mandates.
Because of this, NDNB offers numerous services and solutions for helping service organizations in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and other surrounding locations in Texas, with technical remediation, such as providing industry leading hardening forms and checklists to actual hands-on assistance with configuring information systems. Offering the ability to assist with necessary remediation activities is what sets NDNB apart from other providers in today’s world of regulatory compliance.
Fixed-Fee SOC 2 Type 1 Audits: Type 1 audits issued under the SOC 2 platform are for a point in time, such as August 31, 20xx, thus they allow service organizations the ability to develop and put in place the necessary internal controls for many of the core areas found within the relevant Trust Services Criteria (TSP). Simply stated, your internal controls are not tested for operating effectiveness – that occurs during a SOC 2 Type 2 assessment – rather, only for their relevancy for the point in time.
Because of this, your customers and prospects will ultimately demand SOC 2 Type 2 reporting, as the testing – and results of testing – for one’s internal controls are of significant interest to such entities. But again, when it comes to entering the world of regulatory compliance, learning more about one’s internal controls, and establishing best practices relating to policies, procedures, and processes, there’s no better place to start than a SOC 2 Type 1 audit for business in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and other surrounding locations throughout Texas.
Fixed-Fee SOC 2 Type 2 Audits: The vast majority of users of SOC 2 reports will actually want you to perform a SOC 2 Type 2 audit over a Type 1 audit, and that’s because Type 2 audits involve examining a service organization’s control environment over a prescribed test period, usually six (6) months.
While SOC 2 Type 1 audits are a great starting point in the world of regulatory compliance, they leave little to be desired in terms of truly understanding a service organization’s internal controls. After all, how much information can one really obtain about a businesses’ internal controls from a Type 1 audit, which is simply an assessment conducted for a point in time – a snapshot?
SOC 2 Type 2 assessments represent a more detailed examination of one’s internal controls because actual “testing” of such controls by an auditor must take place.
Continuous Monitoring Solutions: Obtaining SOC 2 compliance is one thing, maintaining it is another, and its why organizations in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and other surrounding locations in Texas, need to employ “continuous monitoring” initiative into their control environment, and we can assist. Specifically, we offer forms, checklists, and other supporting templates for helping create and implement a highly effective program for monitoring one’s internal controls.
When a service organization engages in comprehensive continuous monitoring exercises, it’s providing a true foundation for long-term success in terms of SOC audits, but more importantly, a control environment that’s functioning as intended.
Why NDNB: Simple, as one of North America’s most well-known as trusted regulatory compliance firms, we offer comprehensive services and solutions for today’s complex and challenging laws and regulations for businesses in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and other surrounding locations in Texas. SOC 2 is a well-known assessment standard – one that’s continuing to gain recognition and widespread adoption, and we stand ready to assist businesses from coast to coast.
Next Steps: Want to jump start your SOC 2 regulatory compliance efforts, then begin by contacting NDNB today and get started with a scoping & readiness assessment. Let’s assess your internal control environment, determine what gaps and deficiencies exist, provide you with meaningful tools and solutions for remediation – then move forward with a successful SOC 2 audit.
With NDNB, we offer the full lifecycle of support services and solutions for SOC 2 compliance, from readiness assessments to the issuance of SOC 2 Type 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 audit reports. We’re ready to get you compliant, so let’s talk today.
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