SOC 2 Compliance Audits & Reports San Francisco | Bay Area | Fixed Fees
Technology businesses in the Bay Area – such as data centers, Software as a Service (SaaS) organizations, cloud computing vendors, managed services providers, and more – are now being required to undergo annual compliance audits against the SOC 2 standard. While the SSAE 16 SOC 1 reporting option is also allowable – and used – technology minded entities generally gain greater value when undertaking SOC 2 compliance, as the framework itself has been tailored toward the information security arena.
SOC 2 Compliance for San Francisco and Bay Area | Determining Scope is Essential
One of the first initiatives any organization needs to undertake regarding SOC 2 compliance is determining scope – but more important – which of the following five (5) Trust Services Principles (TSP) are going to be included for inquiring – and possibly testing – for the SOC 2 audit itself:
- Processing Integrity
As for the first four (4) Trust Services Principles, they are essentially grouped together by criteria applicable to four principles via the following seven categories (whereas the Privacy Principle has its own stand-alone requirements:
- Organization and management
- Risk management and design and implementation of controls
- Monitoring of controls
- Logical and physical access controls
- System operations
- Change management
What’s also important to note is the need for documented information security policies and procedures for SOC 2 compliance – that’s right, it’s actually one of the most important elements for ensuring a successful and efficient audit process. NDB provides SOC 2 specific policies and procedures that greatly assist in the overall audit process, one that save businesses hundreds of operational man-hours. It’s just another example of what separates our SOC 2 compliance services for California businesses when compared to other providers in San Francisco and the Bay Area.