SOC 2 vs PCI Compliance – Introduction and Overview
As auditors, we’re often asked to provide a comprehensive overview regarding SOC 2 vs PCI compliance. More specifically, businesses that have to undertake both SOC 2 audits and PCI DSS assessments on an annual basis want to learn more about the respective frameworks, what overlaps and mapping of controls exist, pricing, and much more. Well, let’s get started and take a deep dive into SOC 2 vs PCI compliance, compliments of NDNB, one of North America’s leading providers of high-quality, fixed-fee audit services from coast to coast.
An Introduction to SOC 2
System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 is a comprehensive reporting framework put forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for which independent, third-party auditors, such as a CPA and/or CPA firm, perform an assessment and subsequent testing of controls relating to the Trust Services Criteria (TSP) of Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality and/or Privacy.