Rethinking the Role of Compliance

SOC 2

Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) is an auditing procedure developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to ensure that service providers are securely managing data to protect the interests of the organization and the privacy of its clients.

About SOC 2

Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) is an auditing procedure developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to ensure that service providers are securely managing data to protect the interests of the organization and the privacy of its clients. SOC 2 is specifically designed for entities providing services to other businesses, particularly those that store customer data in the cloud.

SOC 2 compliance, while not a legal requirement, is highly desirable for service providers, as it provides assurances to clients that the company has implemented adequate safeguards to protect their data.

Types of SOC 2 Reports

SOC 2 Type I Report

A Type I report focuses on a description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design of controls. It reflects the auditor’s opinion on the accuracy and completeness of the management’s description of the system or service, and the suitability of the design of the controls to meet the applicable trust service criteria as of a specific date. This report does not involve the testing of the operating effectiveness of these controls.

SOC 2 Type II Report

A Type II report includes the information contained in a Type I report and also includes an opinion on the operating effectiveness of the controls to meet the applicable trust service criteria over a specific period. In other words, this report tests the implementation of the controls over time to ensure that they are working as they should be.

Value of SOC 2 Compliance

Assurance

SOC 2 reports provide assurance to customers and stakeholders that the service provider has robust controls in place to protect data.

Competitive Advantage

SOC 2 compliance can differentiate a service provider in the marketplace, as it demonstrates a strong commitment to security and data protection.

Risk Mitigation

The SOC 2 audit process can help an organization identify and address potential vulnerabilities, reducing the risk of data breaches or other security incidents.

Schedule Your Demo Now!

Schedule your demo today to see how Q-Compliance can transform your compliance experience.

Play Video

Request a Demo

Learn how QMULOS can help your company grow by scheduling a demo with our team.