NDB provides industry leading SOC 1 SSAE 18 and SOC 2 assessments for Colorado businesses located in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and other surrounding areas. With the incredible growth of regulatory compliance in today’s business world, companies are seeking highly competent, efficient, and trustworthy audit services, and its why businesses in Colorado turn to NDB. From an initial SOC 1 SSAE 18 Readiness Assessment to remediation, along with performing an actual SOC 1 Type 1 and/or SOC 1 Type 2 assessment, NDB has the expertise and knowledge for providing an efficient audit process from beginning to end.
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Colorado’s Leading Provider of Fixed-FEE SOC 1 and SOC 2 Audits
Let’s be honest, nobody likes spending large sums of money and hundreds of precious operational man-hours on regulatory compliance audits, such as SOC 1 and SOC 2. We more than understand the frustration and challenges being imposed by such heavy regulatory edicts, and it’s why NDB has developed a highly efficient, cost-effective, and scalable audit process from beginning to end. Starting with a brief – yet very necessary – SOC 1 SSAE 18 readiness assessment, then commencing with the final audit itself, our proven assessment process has been perfected over the years, resulting in savings to you.
Comprehensive SOC 1 and SOC 2 Services for Colorado Businesses
SOC 1 SSAE 18 Scoping & Readiness Assessments: One of the most strategically important initiatives any Colorado business can do in regards to ensuring an efficient and cost-effective SOC 1 SSAE 18 audit process is by beginning with a scoping & readiness assessment. Why? Because you need to be able to identify, assess, understand, and implement necessary activities regarding audit timing, scoping, remediation and other relevant milestones. Simply stated, it’s about proper planning for the audit and being proactive in addressing all areas of one’s control environment before the actual audit commences.
SOC 1 SSAE 18 Technical and Operational Remediation: Many internal controls found to be deficient during an actual scoping & readiness assessment require much more than just a policy to be written or an operational procedure to be modified – they actually require substantial technical changes to be performed on one’s control environment. From re-configuring servers to strengthening password rules – and more – technical remediation can be challenging and time-consuming, and NDB is ready to assist. We offer additional support personnel that are independent from the auditors who can work with your team in helping to remediate a wide-range of technical issues and constraints.
SOC 1 Type 1 and Type 2 Audits & Assessments: As a full-service Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm, NDB provides both SOC 1 SSAE 18 Type 1 and Type 2 reporting for Colorado businesses located in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and all other surrounding areas. With fixed-fee pricing and numerous complimentary services and solutions, the company to call is NDB, so contact us today.
Continuous Monitoring: Becoming compliant with an audit standard is one thing, but continuously monitoring one’s internal control is another. Simply stated, you’ll need to put in place a series of checks and balances for ensuring one’s internal control environment – the very policies, procedures, and processes you rely on – are functioning as designed. Auditing is just a snapshot in time, but continuous monitoring is the real initiative that businesses should be employing, and NDB can assist as we have years of experience working with businesses all throughout Colorado in both performing compliance audits, but also in implementing a true continuous monitoring platform.
SOC 1 vs. SOC 2 – Here’s What Colorado Businesses Need to Know
The SOC 1 vs. SOC 2 debate is still going strong, thus it’s important that Colorado businesses understand the similarities – and differences – between the two (2) AICPA SOC reporting options. First, SOC 1 SSAE 18 is primarily an audit conducted on service organizations performing critical functions that could impact financial reporting for their clients – it’s a concept known as “ICFR” – Internal Controls over Financial Reporting.
As for SOC 2, it’s quickly become the global default reporting assessment platform for almost any type of company within the broader information technology space. Call centers, data centers, managed services providers – and many more – they’re all viable SOC 2 candidates for testing against the SOC 2 “common criteria” and relevant Trust Services Principles. Turn to the proven Colorado compliance auditors today at NDB, providers of SOC 1 SSAE 18, SOC 2, SOC 3, EI3PA, ACH Audits, MERS compliance, internal audits, GDPR compliance, and more