Is there a SOC certification similar to an ISO 27001 certification?
SOC reporting actually is not considered a certification. As the SOC reports are performed under AICPA attestation standards, they are considered attestation reports. The attestation reports provide an opinion by an independent practitioner/auditor attesting to certain elements about the control environment of a service organization, depending on the SOC report or attestation standard. This is different than an ISO certification that determines an organization’s conformity of their information security management system (ISMS) to the ISO 27001 standard.
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Debbie Zaller is a Principal at Schellman & Company,LLC. Debbie leads the SOC 2 and SOC 3 service line and is also an AICPA SOC Specialist. Debbie has over 15 years of IT attestation experience and currently spearheads Schellman’s SOC 2 practice, where she is responsible for internal training, methodology creation, and quality reporting. Debbie was a past member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Board of Governors and served on the Finance and Office Advisory Committee.More Content by Debbie Zaller