SOC 2 and SOC 3 compliance audits and reports for Texas businesses in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio – and other surrounding regions in Texas – are offered by the Lone Star State compliance experts at NDNB. When it comes to high-quality, industry leading, fixed fee SOC 2 and SOC 3 audits, call NDNB today by speaking with Christopher. G. Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-4515, ext. 706.
Businesses all throughout Texas are being asked to undergo annual SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 audits, and understandably so, as their services are being utilized by other companies seeking validation of one’s internal control environment.
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It’s important to note that while SOC 2 and SOC 3 assessments utilize the same set of Trust Services Criteria (TSP), along with the same AT 101 reporting standard, SOC 2 is a generally seen as a restricted, limited use report, while SOC 3 reports are available for general consumption by all interested parties. It’s also important to take note of the following when it comes to SOC 2 and SOC 3 reporting:
Scope is critical: It’s important to identify what specific business processes and functions are going to be included for SOC 2 and Remember also that there are five (5) Trust Services Criteria (TSP): Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy – and they each have specific requirements for SOC 2 and SOC 3 reporting. Texas businesses need to speak with SOC 2 and SOC 3 experts who can help confirm scope, provide fixed fee pricing, and deliver an audit on time and on budget, and that’s NDNB for SOC 3 reporting.
Remediation is Common: Hey, every business has some type of remediation to undertake when getting ready for SOC 2 and SOC 3 audits. In fact, it’s uncommon to not perform remediation. Perhaps your policies and procedures are missing, your information systems need to be better configured, etc. Just remember that remediation can take some time, it all depends on how mature your control environment is.
NDNB can assist with all levels of remediation for Texas businesses undergoing SOC 2 and SOC 3 compliance. We offer documentation writing services, security control implementation measures, and much more. Obtaining a successful and “clean” audit opinion essentially requires all remediation activities to be performed and then validated prior to the audit – initiatives for which NDNB can assist with.
Annual Compliance is the New “Norm”: Yes, it is. If you’re currently in the process of choosing a CPA firm for SOC 2/SOC 3 – even SSAE 18 SOC 1 services – then you need to know that this will become an annual commitment. With that said, it’s best to find a firm that can offer a fixed-fee for a multi-year engagement, such as 3 years. This allows for the best pricing possible, along with continuity from the CPA firm you’ve hired.
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Policy Documentation is Essential: In today’s world of SOC 2 and SOC 3 compliance, documentation is incredibly important, particularly information security policies and procedures and other supporting material. When you actually look at the criteria for a SOC 2 and/or SOC 3 audits, numerous mandates call for documentation to be in place, primarily from an I.T. perspective, but also operationally.
Additionally, risk assessment initiatives and procedures are also mandated for SOC 2 compliance, thus service organizations must demonstrate that an annual (at a minimum) risk assessment is undertaken. NDNB offers policy writing services for Texas service organizations needing such assistance.
Again, Annual Compliance is becoming Mandatory: As stated earlier, say hello to the world of regulatory compliance and that’s because it’s here to stay – no question about it – and its why Texas businesses need to find a high-quality, competitively priced CPA firm capable of offering multi-year services for such audits, and that’s exactly what NDNB offers. Call Christopher. G. Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-4515, ext. 706, to learn more about NDNB’s superior audits services and fixed fee pricing.