SOC 2 Audit and Consulting Services
SOC 2 is a set of standards and guidelines for information security and privacy processed by service organizations. SOC 2 audits are conducted to evaluate the security, confidentiality, processing integrity, availability, and privacy of a service organization’s systems and data. The audit process typically involves thoroughly analyzing a company’s policies, procedures, and technical controls to determine if they comply with the SOC 2 standards related to AICPA’S Trust Service Criteria (TSC).
SOC 2 consulting services can help organizations prepare for a SOC 2 audit by identifying potential areas of non-compliance, providing solutions for remediation, and assisting with implementing security controls.
Azpirantz provides consulting services to help organizations comply with the standards and ensure the security and privacy of sensitive information. Our experts will provide a thorough audit report of their findings along with pertinent suggestions. Our experts will work with organizations to manage potential risks to data privacy and integrity and help them meet the evolving security and privacy requirements of their stakeholders and consumers. Our experts follow the AICPA’s standards and guidelines.
Our Approach to SOC 2 Audit
Understand the Requirements
Our experts will gather information about the organization's operations, information systems, and security and privacy controls.
Determining the Audit Scope
Our experts will determine the audit's scope, including the systems and controls to be tested and the time frame for the audit.
Our experts will compare an organization's security and privacy controls to the SOC 2 TSC requirements and identify gaps to prioritize and address weaknesses.
Our experts will assess the potential threats and vulnerabilities to a service organization's information security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
Our experts will implement necessary security and privacy policies, procedures, and technologies in place to meet the SOC 2 TSC (Trust Service Criteria) requirements.
Our experts will provide a detailed report of the findings, including any weaknesses or vulnerabilities in the organization's controls. The report will also provide suggestions for improvement.
Our experts will monitor an organization to verify that any recommended improvements have been implemented and that the controls are operating effectively.
Why choose Azpirantz for SOC 2 Audit and Consulting Services
One-Day Free Training
We'll provide free one-day training to help you understand how we assist firms in building appropriate risk management and compliance solutions.
Years Of Experience
With our years of industry experience and expertise, we will assist you in protecting against cyberattacks and mitigating risks.
We’ll provide you with a wide range of services you require for information security and privacy, and risk management.
We will support you in adhering to industry standards and regulations, safeguarding sensitive information, and upholding client privacy.
Policies, Procedures, And Technical Controls
We will help you to implement effective security policies, procedures, and technical controls to meet SOC 2 requirements.
Security And Privacy Controls
We will evaluate an organization's security and privacy controls more objectively.
With our years of experience, we will assist you at every level of information security and privacy and compliance process.
Our Expertise And Qualifications
Our experts have extensive industry expertise and hold a variety of qualifications, including:
Benefits of SOC 2 Audit and Services for your Company
There are several benefits of a SOC 2 audit for your company, including:
Improved Security And Privacy
SOC 2 provides a framework for evaluating and enhancing the security and privacy controls to protect sensitive information.
Increased Customer Trust
SOC 2 compliance can demonstrate to customers, stakeholders, and regulatory bodies that the organization takes the security and privacy of its information seriously.
Better Risk Management
SOC 2 helps organizations identify and mitigate potential security and privacy risks, improving overall risk management practices.
SOC 2 compliance can give organizations a competitive advantage by helping them stand out as providers of secure and trustworthy services.
Improved Overall Operations
SOC 2 helps organizations identify areas for improvement in their information security and privacy practices, leading to more efficient and effective operations.
Cost Savings And Maintain Reputation
SOC 2 compliant procedures can help organizations prevent costly security breaches and other occurrences that could harm their reputation and financial results.
FAQs on SOC 2 Audit
What does SOC 2 stand for?
SOC 2 stands for Service Organization Control 2.
Who governs SOC 2 audit?
SOC 2 audits are governed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The AICPA is a professional organization for certified public accountants in the United States and provides a framework for conducting SOC 2 audits. The AICPA develops and publishes the SOC 2 standards and guidelines, and the audit is performed by independent auditing firms that are members of the AICPA.
What are the trust principles included in SOC 2 audit?
SOC 2 audit includes five key Trust Service Criteria (TSC):
- Security: The protection of information and systems from unauthorized access, use, disruption, modification, disclosure, or destruction.
- Availability: The ability of information and systems to be accessible and usable on a timely basis.
- Processing Integrity: The accuracy and completeness of processing of information and systems.
- Confidentiality: The protection of information from unauthorized access or disclosure.
- Privacy: The collection, use, retention, disclosure, and disposal of information in accordance with privacy principles.
SOC 2 audit reports are available in two types:
SOC 2 audit reports are available in two types:
- SOC 2 Type 1 audit
- SOC 2 Type 2 audit
How do SOC 2 Type 1 and Type 2 audits differ?
SOC 2 Type 1 audit: A SOC 2 Type 1 audit assesses the design of an organization's controls at a specific time. It verifies that the controls are in place and suitably designed to meet the SOC 2 TSC (Trust Service Criteria) requirements.
SOC 2 Type 2 audit: A SOC 2 Type 2 audit provides a detailed assessment of the design and operational effectiveness of an organization's controls over a specified period, usually 6 to 12 months. It verifies that the controls exist and function effectively in practice.
How long does it take to complete a SOC 2 audit?
The duration required to complete a SOC 2 audit varies on a number of variables, including the organization's size and complexity, the audit's scope, its readiness, and the auditor's efficiency. A SOC 2 audit typically takes three to six months to complete.
How long does the SOC 2 report remain valid?
A SOC 2 report typically has a one-year validity period. Following then, a new audit is required to keep the SOC 2 compliance status. However, it is recommended to conduct annual audits to guarantee continuing compliance and to give stakeholders the most updated details on the organization's controls and procedures.
We Different From Others
Azpirantz offers a unique way of Cybersecurity services and data protection to safeguard your business information by managing risks and building confidence in your technology.
Our team has years of industrial experience in providing effective Cybersecurity solutions to the organization, with recognized certifications and specialists for each cybersecurity service.
Our Cybersecurity experts are highly dedicated to identifying the potential attack paths and vulnerabilities and finding ways to resolve them by breaking the chain of continuous attacks. We offer more comprehensive penetration testing services that prevent the organization from threats.
We take full measures on security profiles by validating the organization's cyber defensive system and delivering the business outcomes to the utmost satisfaction.
High Quality Service
We offer standard high-quality cybersecurity services to the customers by providing continuous monitoring on Penetration Testing services. Our efforts to provide Information Technology Strategy and information assurances prevent our customer's data from cyber incidents.
Cyber Security Expert
Our Cybersecurity experts offer you the best security solutions for software and hardware systems. We ensure to protect your organization from threats with advanced security systems that are safe from attack.
- Industry Experts
- Dedicated Team
- Outcome Focused
- High Quality Service
- Cyber Security Expert
What Client’s Say About Us
The crew at Azpirantz is one of the most collaborative we've ever encountered. They were highly supportive of all the efforts we were developing and assisted us in establishing a robust and efficient Information Security Management System (ISMS). Their approach was truly strategic in order to improve the company's security posture. They followed a unique methodology by immersing themselves in our business in order to understand it and enhance its competitive edge in the market.
Keith TrotterBusiness Manager - IT Staffing
Azpirantz always surpasses our expectations. The Penetration Testing service report on our digital assets by Azpirantz did identify several critical vulnerabilities. This enabled us to address them before they could be abused. They not only called attention to the significant weaknesses in our network but also drew our attention to the small ones and suggested how to address them. Additionally, they provided suggestions on how we could prevent similar errors in the future.
Laura HarrisCyber Security Consultant
Compliance with laws and regulations can be as crucial to a company as clothing is to people. Choosing the appropriate risk Treatment plan is like picking the right attire for any event. Azpirantz understood what we wanted to promote in our business model and provided the best solution to all of our regulatory and compliance-related challenges after deeply analyzing all the gaps and risks.
Ayleen KaplanCyber Security Leader
By providing the most effective cyber security solutions, Azpirantz was able to assist our firm in fulfilling all of its criteria. It included everything that we needed as well as everything that we desired but couldn't afford. Because of this, we were able to implement the best security strategy in a highly effective manner, which contributed to our setting a higher standard for ourselves in the industry.