SOC 2

The A-LIGN Advantage: Unify Your Audit Experience across Multiple Standards with a Single-Provider Approach

The A-LIGN Advantage: Unify Your Audit Experience with a Single-Provider Approach

“Don’t swap horses in the middle of the stream.” – Abraham Lincoln The emergence of automated security and compliance solutions still leaves organizations with a problem: these point solutions are unable to provide independent third-party certification.

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Mind the Gap: How to Change Auditors without Impacting Compliance

Mind the Gap: How to Change Auditors without Impacting Compliance

Increasingly, organizations are realizing that a strategic compliance program increases operational efficiencies by replacing ad hoc and transactional audits with a more thoughtful approach. And as organizations get more serious about strategic compliance, they realize consolidation is a key component.

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SOC Report Types: What You Need to Know

SOC Report Types: What You Need to Know

Organizations cannot afford to leave their clients’ trust to chance. They face complex pressures from customers, regulators and cyberattacks to implement appropriate controls within their environments to protect customer and proprietary data.

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The New Normal:
Fully-Enabled Remote Audits

The New Normal: Fully-enabled Remote Audits

The new normal is anything but normal, but before we join in the chorus of “uncertain times” let’s take a moment to reflect on how standards organizations have responded to COVID-19 to enable remote audits so that organizations can continue to demonstrate trust.

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SOC 2 Examinations for Colocation Service Providers

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The framework and criteria for a SOC 2 examination are flexible and can be applied to many entities, including service organizations who work with an entity to provide a particular type of services (e.g. data backup services, cloud hosting services, managed IT services, incident management services, change management services, network security services, etc.).

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Take An In-Depth Look at the SOC 2 Audit Process

Understanding the purpose and examination process of a SOC 2 audit can be confusing for first-time users and experienced customers alike. A simple Google search can give you the basics of a SOC 2 audit, but that generalized knowledge is only the beginning.

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SOC 1 or SOC 2: Which Is Right for My MSP?

SOC 1 or SOC 2: Which Is Right for My MSP?

Managed service providers (MSPs) provide a valuable service by enabling companies of all sizes to outsource their key information technology processes. Many of those companies who look to engage an MSP ask whether a SOC 1 or SOC 2 Examination has been completed to assess the MSP’s security posture.

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SOC 2 for Startups: Boosting Your Startup with SOC 2

SOC 2 for startups may seem like a difficult endeavor given the moving parts involved in launching and maintaining a successful startup. From funding to revenue, it can be easy to neglect compliance examinations like a SOC 2 Examination – or delay completing one until a future date.

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Everything You Need to Know About Bridge Letters

Bridge letters are an important element of SOC 1 and SOC 2 examinations that you may not be aware of and can help provide your clients with additional confidence regarding the effectiveness of your organization’s controls environment at no additional cost or time.

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Protect Your Supply Chain From Security Threats

Protect Your Supply Chain From Security Threats

In today’s increasingly connected environment, businesses rely more on third-party vendors than ever before to help them bring their ideas to life. Those vendors include suppliers, affiliates, contractors and service providers. 

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