SOC 2 Compliance Overview for Atlanta, GA – Fixed Fees

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SOC 2 Compliance - Atlanta, GA – Fixed Fees

Call the proven and trusted Atlanta SOC 2 compliance experts today at NDB Accountants & Consultants. We offer comprehensive, cost-effective, “fixed-fee” engagements for SOC 2 compliance all throughout North America and other select regions, and of course in our home state of Georgia.

SOC 2 Compliance Essentials & Important Points to Note

After years of having a one-size fits all standard – known as SAS 70 – the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) introduced the all-new Service Organization Control (SOC) reporting framework, consisting of SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3. Immediately “out of the gate”, the SOC 1 reporting option became the de facto standard, but eventually the SOC 2 framework quickly gained traction, becoming the standard bearer assessment for any type of technology oriented service organization. This is because the large majority of service organizations providing critical outsourcing functions to other businesses are offering some type of technology solution or platform, for which the SOC 2 framework was intended for.

SSAE 16 SOC 1 vs. SOC 2 – What you Need to Know

It’s important to note that while the SSAE 16 SOC 1 standard is well-known and often used, it’s generally a reporting option for service organizations having a credible nexus to a concept known as ICFR. What is ICFR – it stands for “Internal Controls over Financial Reporting” that applies to a service organization who is conducting critical services for which such services can impact their client’s financial reporting. Banks, actuaries, trust entities, third party administrators in Atlanta – and more – they’re all conducting critical financial transactions, for which the SSAE 16 SOC 1 reporting option would be acceptable.

But what about data centers, managed service providers – the technology companies in Atlanta that are springing up everywhere in today’s digitally driven economy? They’re ideally suited for SOC 2 compliance, the AICPA reporting platform designed for technology oriented service organizations. At the heart of SOC 2 compliance are the criteria based Trust Services Principles (TSP) of security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. So which of the five (5) Trust Services Principles (TSP) do Atlanta service organizations include within the scope of their annual SOC 2 audit – good question – it really depends on scoping needs, client and other third-party expectations, along with other important considerations. Regardless of which TSP’s are included, one thing is certain and that’s the need for comprehensive security policies for helping ensure SOC 2 compliance.  As for your SOC 2 compliance cheat sheet, remember the following:

  • SOC 2 audit reports are an important element of the AICPA Service Organization Control (SOC) reporting framework.
  • Organizations can opt for a SOC 2 Type 1 or a SOC 2 Type 2 report.
  • Receive a complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packet from NDB!
  • SOC 2 audit reports are geared towards many of today’s technology oriented companies.

Speak with Christopher G. Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and receive a competitively priced fixed fee for SOC 2 audit reports.

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From I.T.consultants to seasoned regulatory compliance auditors, our firm's wide expertise is diverse, cross-functional, and highly experienced in all our service lines.