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. “SOC Report Types: What You Need to Know”
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. “The New Normal:
Fully-Enabled Remote Audits”
When it comes to compliance audits, one should never follow the “one-size-fits-all” mentality. The type of audit you need often depends on your organization’s industry, specific client requests or type of data stored. “Which Compliance Audit is Right for Me?”
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.
For any organization that stores, interprets and manages sensitive data, complying with cybersecurity requirements is of utmost importance. The most comprehensive way to test the strength and effectiveness of these systems is through a compliance assessment. Beginning this process, however, is no easy feat. “Top Tips for Effective Audit Preparation”
At A-LIGN, integrity is everything. Being accountable for your work is a value celebrated through our annual value awards at CLIMB, A-LIGN’s annual employee team-building event. This year, Emily is the winner of the “Do the Right Things, Always” award. “Featured CLIMBER:
Do you understand the SOC 1 examination process? Our assessors take you from scoping through report delivery to understand all of the steps needed to complete an examination.
Cybersecurity examinations are an important undertaking for your organization, its health and projected future. With no shortage of firms and examination types to choose from, preparing to undergo an audit or assessment can feel like a massive undertaking. Is the firm cutting corners reliable? Is the accessor able to deliver on their lofty promises? And how can you tell if they’re providing quality work?
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.