For many organizations, obtaining a System and Organization Controls (SOC) attestation report is table stakes for doing business. “Ace Your SOC Report with a SOC Audit Checklist”
“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. “The A-LIGN Advantage: Unify Your Audit Experience across Multiple Standards with a Single-Provider Approach”
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”
With the severity of COVID-19’s impact around the world, there has been a marked increase in the need for critical resources and supplies. Unfortunately, not all suppliers were prepared for such a spike in demand. “What Does Your Supply Chain Look Like?”
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.). “SOC 2 Examinations for Colocation Service Providers”
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.
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. “SOC 2 for Startups: Boosting Your Startup with SOC 2”
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:
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.