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SOC 2 Compliance Audits & Reports Orange County | Southern California

SOC 2 compliance audits & reports for Orange County businesses – and all other areas throughout Southern California – are provided by the nation’s premier regulatory compliance assessors at NDNB. With a large and ever-expanding presence in Orange County and all throughout California, NDNB offers cost-effective, fixed-fee pricing for today’s demanding regulatory compliance assessments, such as SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, PCI DSS, and more.

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SOC 2 Compliance Audits & Reports Orange County | Southern California

Are you a business in the Southern California area, such as San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles and need SOC 2 compliance assistance – if so – contact the regulatory professionals today at NDNB, while also taking note of the following roadmap for a successful SOC 2 audit:

1. Get Ready: Getting ready and prepared for a SOC 2 assessment means performing an annual readiness assessment, and especially for Southern California businesses that are new to regulatory compliance. A properly conducted SOC 2 readiness assessment yields significant value and findings for ensuring the overall audit process is a success, as NDNB examines all aspects of a service organization’s internal control environment. From policies and procedures to operational functions, understanding every element of one’s controls is essential for SOC 2 auditing success.

2. Assess TSP’s: It’s important to learn, understand, and ultimately identify which of the five AICPA Trust Services Principles will be included for SOC 2 reporting. As for what are the TSPs – look at each of them as different stand-alone criteria requirements for reporting on a service organization’s internal controls – for which they are the following: Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy. There’s much to debate as to which TSP’s a service organization should opt for regarding SOC 2 reporting, so speak with NDNB by calling Christopher Nickell, CPA, at 1-800-277-5415, ext. 706.

3. Remediate: Every service organization has something that needs to be corrected and improved upon prior to an actual SOC 2 compliance audit, and it’s why remediation is one of the most important steps any California business can undertake. What’s more, documentation is generally the biggest area for improvement as companies fail to recognize the importance of policies and procedures for regulatory compliance. NDNB offers a comprehensive SOC 2 Policy Packet for helping California service organizations develop all necessary policy documentation, and it’s complimentary to all of our clients.

Along with documentation, SOC 2 remediation often requires changes and enhancements to system configuration, such as stronger passwords, increased firewall security settings, and more. It’s thus important to remember that remediation often goes above and beyond documentation – specifically – service organizations need to implement the policies for ensuring they then become actual “procedures”. From change control to access rights – and numerous other security practices – you can and should expect a list of remediation initiatives to take place.

4. Auditing: Up next is the actual audit – a process that includes auditors requesting numerous documents for compliance, such as policies and procedures, screenshots from system settings, and much more. Many service organizations actually disdain the SOC 2 compliance auditing process because of past audit stories. Thankfully, NDNB has put in place a highly efficient and comprehensive process that’s been perfected over the years, one that includes the use of various tools and supporting services.

5. Report Preparation: The final SOC compliance report is officially known as a Service Auditor’s Report, a lengthy document that includes a description of the service organization’s system, a written statement of assertion by management, along with other essential data. Furthermore, it’s a report that is generally restricted to select parties, much like an SSAE 18 SOC 1 audit, and must therefore be safeguarded accordingly. The reports can also vary in size, from as little as 25 pages to as large as 100 pages, or more, just depending on various SOC 2 compliance parameters.

SOC 2 Compliance Audits & Reports Orange County | Southern California

NDNB has been working up and down the Golden State coastline for years, helping service organizations become compliant with today’s demanding and time-consuming regulations. From San Diego to Orange County, Sacramento – and beyond – turn to the California regulatory compliance experts for SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA, PCI DSS, FISMA compliance, and more.

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