NDNB provides SOC 3 readiness assessments for service organizations throughout North America, in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) SOC 3® SOC for Service Organizations: Trust Services Criteria for General Use Report.
SOC 3 reports are designed to meet the needs of users who need assurance regarding controls at a service organization relevant to security, availability, processing integrity confidentiality, or privacy, but do not require the need of an actual SOC 2® Report. Additionally, because they are general use reports, SOC 3® reports can be freely distributed, unlike SOC 1 SSAE 18 and SOC 2 reports, which are restricted to intended users of such reports.
NDNB’s SOC 3 readiness assessment activities consist of the following:
Scope Confirmation: Scope “creep” is often a big issue when performing SOC 3 assessments as an almost endless list of information systems, people, and locations can be considered in scope for the audit. Determining the exact business process, along with what specific systems are going to be assessed is critically important.
Clarity on Remediation: You’ll want to know exactly what is needed in terms of remediating and correcting all internal control weaknesses and deficiencies before beginning the audit, and that’s exactly what a SOC 3 readiness assessment offers. From gaps in documentation to missing security controls – and more – identifying and correcting such issues is paramount for ensuring satisfactory audit results.
Audit Success: Diving right into a SOC 3 assessment without any real preparedness on your organization’s part is not a good idea – and hopefully by now, you can see why – so talk to the experts at NDB today for all your compliance needs. Understanding the audit boundaries, what needs to be remediated, and being provided numerous tools for audit success are the real benefits of NDNB’s SOC 2 readiness assessment, so contact us today to get started.
Why Choose a SOC 3 Report?
SOC 3 reports are not restricted in terms (which is the case with SSAE 18 SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports). Rather, they are reports available for general consumption, with many organizations often displaying the auditor report and findings via a click-through logo on their website. This allows all interested parties (i.e., clients, prospects, regulators, and more) to gain a greater understanding – and validation – of an organization’s internal controls – and that’s a good thing!
Fixed-fee SOC 1, SOC 2 & SOC 3 Reports
NDNB is North America’s leading provider of fixed-fee SOC 1, SOC 2 and SC 3 reports, offering fixed-fees and high-quality services. We offer a full-lifecycle of solutions for helping businesses get the most out of their SOC auditing process.