NDNB provides comprehensive SOC 2 Type 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 audit reports for businesses all throughout the state of California, from San Diego to the Bay Area, and all other regions. With years of performing regulatory compliance assessments, NDNB offers superior audit services, a wealth of expertise, along with competitively priced fixed fees for SOC 2 assessments.
California is at the heart of innovation and technology for the entire world, putting out industry leading, innovative products and solutions each year, many of which have become household names. Such ingenuity also requires extensive technology assessments by third-parties for such businesses, and NDNB has been providing professional attest services for years in the Golden State.
Important Points Regarding SOC 2 Compliance for California Businesses
Is your organization about to embark on SOC 2 compliance and need a brief, yet comprehensive understanding of all important issues and facts on what’s become one of the most well-known assessment standards throughout the world? Then take note of the following information, courtesy of NDNB, California’s leading provider of SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, HIPAA and FISMA compliance:
SOC 1 vs. SOC 2: These are two of the most well-known auditing platforms in the world – and though they do share some fundamental similarities, they are different, no question about it. For starters. SOC 1 assessments utilize the SSAE 18 professional standard – hence, such reports are often called SSAE 18 SOC 1 reports – and they’re performed on service organizations who undertake functions that can impact financial reporting for clients. As for SOC 2 assessments, think technology companies – data centers, data analytics, Software as a Service (SaaS), and more – organizations where technology is deeply engrained into their service offerings.
Price Points: Pricing seems to be all over the board with SOC 2 compliance, from the Big Four accounting firms leading the way with premium fees, then onto national boutique providers – such as us at NDNB – who offer fixed-fee pricing for the entire SOC 2 process from beginning to end. That includes the following: (1). SOC 2 Readiness Assessment. (2). SOC 2 Policy Packet (for those much-needed policies and procedures for compliance. (3). SOC 2 Assessment (either a Type 1 or a Type 2, depending on your needs). Call CPA Christopher Nickell today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, to learn more about NDNB’s California SOC 2 services.
Readiness Assessments are Crucial: In the world of SOC 2 auditing, it’s highly important to assess critical scoping issues, identify control environment weaknesses, along with properly planning the audit from an operational perspective. How do California service organizations achieve these goals – by undertaking a SOC 2 readiness assessment – a brief, inexpensive, yet highly beneficial exercise conducted at the very beginning of the audit process, that’s how. NDNB will take the time to discuss and examine all critical audit
Remediation can be expected: Every service organization will have some degree of remediation to perform prior to the actual SOC assessment. Maybe it’s an easy process of developing missing policies and procedures, or maybe fundamental changes are needed within your control environment. Because every business is different, you won’t fully know the items to remediate unless you undertake a comprehensive SOC 2 readiness assessment, for which NDNB offers.
Documentation is Essential: Ever notice how much of a role policies and procedures – particularly I.T. policy documents – play in the world of regulatory compliance, quite a bit! From data backup policies to incident response measures, access control rights – and more – documentation is one of the most fundamentally important components of a SOC 2 audit. Thankfully, NDNB offers policy templates to all of our valued California clients, thus allowing rapid document development for today’s growing compliance needs.
Additionally, another best practice you’ll need to be performing – and one that tremendously aids in the overall audit process – is putting in place and keeping a current asset inventory of all your information systems. From routers to firewall, servers – and more – you’ll want to know exactly what systems you have, where they’re located, and more. Additionally, auditors will demand to see such a list for better assessing scope and sampling for various audit tests being performed. Hey, you can’t protect what you don’t know you have, so put in place a comprehensive – and current – asset inventory.
Compliance is a Yearly Commitment: No question about – if you’re company is being requested to perform a SOC 2 Type 1 or SOC 2 Type 2 assessment, remember that it’s more than likely not a one-time event. Regulatory compliance is here to stay, and with it brings about a duty by many service organizations in California to produce annual SOC 2 reports to clients, regulators, and other intended users of the report. You’ll want to work with a CPA firm that has national expertise and also offers fixed-fee pricing. Call CPA Christopher Nickell today at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, to learn more about NDNB’s California SOC 2 services.
We are California’s Leading Compliance Firm – Fixed Fee Pricing
You’ve got a business to run – and regulatory compliance doesn’t need to get in the way – so do what other California service organizations are doing, and that’s turning to NDNB for proven expertise and highly personalized services that are second to none. NDNB has issued literally hundreds of regulatory compliance reports over the last decade – many in the state of California – and we proudly offer fixed-fee pricing for all of our services.