SOC Examinations

To compete in today’s marketplace, your customers must have trust and confidence in your environment. Providing SOC reports on an annual basis can deliver an additional level of assurance to your clients.

  • What is SOC 2 + HITRUST?

    What is SOC 2 + HITRUST?

    SOC 2 + HITRUST presents a useful combined approach, but is it right for you? We explain the advantages of this route as well as some considerations before you decide.

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  • 4 Common Challenges to Avoid Ahead of Your SOC 2 Examination

    4 Common Challenges to Avoid Ahead of Your SOC 2 Examination

    Getting ready to undergo a SOC 2 examination? Read about 4 common setbacks to avoid ahead of your audit so that you can better set yourself up for success.

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  • The Value of a SOC Audit50:56

    The Value of a SOC Audit

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  • The Benefits of SOC Examinations for Blockchain

    The Benefits of SOC Examinations for Blockchain

    Seeking to better sell your blockchain offering? Learn how obtaining a SOC report can help build trust with markets, further legitimize this technology, and open new doors for your service.

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  • Understanding and Defining Your SOC 1 Control Objectives

    Understanding and Defining Your SOC 1 Control Objectives

    Designing your SOC 1 control objectives is a critical part of your assessment. We provide starting points, criteria, and examples to help you simplify this important process.

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  • Should You Include Privacy in Your Next SOC 2?3:48

    Should You Include Privacy in Your Next SOC 2?

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  • What are the SOC 2 Trust Services Categories?

    What are the SOC 2 Trust Services Categories?

    If you’re someone who is considering a SOC 2 audit, learn about the Trust Services Categories and how to choose yours.

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  • Controls: Automated or Manual - Is One Better?

    Controls: Automated or Manual - Is One Better?

    Debating implementing manual or automated controls, but not sure which is right? We delve into the pros and cons of each, as well as how to design an internal control no matter what type it is.

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  • What Does a SOC Audit Cost? 3 Big Factors That Will Affect Your Pricing

    What Does a SOC Audit Cost? 3 Big Factors That Will Affect Your Pricing

    Wondering what a SOC audit costs? To help you set price expectations, we lay out our rough price ranges, along with 3 variables that will factor into your final number.

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  • How Long Will Your SOC Examination Take?

    How Long Will Your SOC Examination Take?

    Wondering how much time it takes to get a SOC report? If there's time to get one before your deadlines? Learn about the typical timelines for the different SOC reports & what to expect throughout.

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  • Should You Include Privacy as a Trust Service Category In Your SOC 2?

    Should You Include Privacy as a Trust Service Category In Your SOC 2?

    Not sure if you need the privacy category in your SOC 2? Put that confusion to rest as we detail the advantages and drawbacks of such, along with some alternatives that may suit your needs better.

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  • What are SOC Reports?

    What are SOC Reports?

    "SOC reports" are a staple in compliance, but there are so many different kinds. Learn about each of these specialized standards and their related reports to understand which may serve you best.

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  • Should You Get a SOC 3 or a SOC 2 Examination? Understand Your Options

    Should You Get a SOC 3 or a SOC 2 Examination? Understand Your Options

    Should you get a SOC 2 examination or a SOC 3? Can you just get a SOC 3? Let us explain the differences between these options to help you choose which is best for you, because it might even be both.

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  • How to Bridge From SOC 1 to SOC 2: Understanding the Relationship

    How to Bridge From SOC 1 to SOC 2: Understanding the Relationship

    Curious if your completed SOC 1 examination can help with a possible SOC 2? We overview how to connect your work in these two audits & how to choose the right path for you regarding your SOC reports.

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  • 3 Benefits to Getting a SOC 2 Report

    3 Benefits to Getting a SOC 2 Report

    On the fence about investing in a SOC 2 report? Learn about the benefits to your organization beyond just satisfying your customer requirements.

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  • Type 1 vs. Type 2 in SOC Reports

    Type 1 vs. Type 2 in SOC Reports

    Trying to decide between a Type 1 or a Type 2 SOC report? Learn the differences and benefits to understand what suits your organization best.

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  • SOC 1 vs. SOC 2: Which is Best for Me?

    SOC 1 vs. SOC 2: Which is Best for Me?

    Considering a SOC report but not sure which to choose? In this article, we define both SOC 1 and SOC 2 in terms of what they evaluate to help you understand which report is best for your organization.

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  • Vendors vs. Subservice Organizations: What’s the Difference?

    Vendors vs. Subservice Organizations: What’s the Difference?

    Not sure how to determine whether your vendor is a subservice organization? We provide all the details you need to tell the difference ahead of your next SOC examination.

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  • Are ITGCs Important?

    Are ITGCs Important?

    Wondering about ITGCs? We detail what these information technology general controls are, the role they play within your organization, and how to maintain them.

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  • Lumen Case Study

    Lumen Case Study

    Lumen Leverages Strategic Alignment Under One Assessor in Schellman

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