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SOC2 Advisory and Attestation

SOC2 Audit is a report that comprises details of evaluation on the service organization’s internal controls, policies, and procedures related to AICPA’S Trust Service Criteria. It is a report that assures the suitability and effectiveness of the service organization’s controls in context to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. It is an audit report that typically aids the client’s decision making in selecting a service organization to work in collaboration.

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    Our Approach to SOC2 Advisory and Attestation

    Scope Definition
    Scope Definition

    Understand your business operations, controls, and systems to define the scope and the Trust Services Criterion that apply to your organization.

    Gap Analysis
    Gap Analysis

    Assess your organization vis-à-vis the SOC2 standard to identify areas that need to be addressed.

    Awareness Training
    Awareness Training

    Conduct a brief Awareness Training program on SOC2 for your organization.

    Asset Inventory
    Asset Inventory

    Identify your critical information assets and accordingly classify them for creating a separate Asset Inventory.

    Risk Assessment
    Risk Assessment

    Conduct a comprehensive Risk Assessment to identify weak areas and loopholes that could impact the business-critical assets of your organization.

    Risk Treatment
    Risk Treatment

    Our experts rank the risks identified and accordingly help you strategize appropriate Risk Treatment measures.

    SOC2 Document Set
    SOC2 Document Set

    Create the policy and procedure document set with inputs and validation acquired from your team.

    Remediation support
    Remediation support

    Our process and Tech team will work in collaboration with your team to help you in the policy rollout.

    User Training
    User Training

    User Training program for all personnel covered in scope on their specific responsibilities. We will provide your team with all the training documents.

    Pre-assessment
    Pre-assessment

    After a reasonable gestation period, a separate team of experts conducts a Pre-assessment of your setup and measures implemented.

    Attestation
    Attestation

    Once all controls are confirmed to be in place, our US-based CPA Auditor will audit your processes to confirm adherence to the SOC2 requirements.

    Continual Support
    Continual Support

    If required we can extend our continual support by offering you Managed Compliance Services to help your organization stay certified.

    Benefits to work with vistainfsoec

    Why work with VISTA InfoSec?

    US Based – Our attestation is provided by our office in the US to ensure maximum accountability and market acceptability of our reports.
    Trusted Independent Auditors – Our auditors are a separate team based in the US (with good standing with the AICPA) with no relation with our Advisory team. Additionally, our Audit team has licensed CPA accreditation. The audit team is also supported by personnel having other relevant certifications such as CISA / CISSP, etc. with at least 12-15 years’ experience.
    Industry Expertise – With more than 100 assignments on SOC2, you have the assurance that you will get the best industry experts
    Years of Experience – Your organization will benefit from our decade long years of Industry experience and knowledge.
    End-to-end support – Our team will hand-hold you at every stage of the Compliance process.
    Robust security & risk management solution- We will provide you with a comprehensive solution, designed to meet your requirements
    Reports detailing the analysis finding- We will provide you documents detailing the findings of the analysis and provide relevant recommendations for the same.
    Bridge letter- As a part of our SOC2 Attestation services, we provide a bridge letter that details the internal control environment of your organization during the “gap period”, for your clients.
    Training videos and materials – We will provide you valuable training videos and materials for ongoing trainings of your personnel.
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions on SOC2 Advisory and Attestation

    SOC 2 audit is a prerequisite for service organizations dealing or engaged, in technology-based services that store client information in the cloud. This would include SaaS Cloud computing service providers, and Software Service providers to name a few.

    SOC2 Audit cost for an average-sized company starts at $15000. Pricing for a SOC 2 audit usually depends on several factors, including the Scope of SOC2 Audit, Types of Report, Business Applications, Technology Platforms, Number of Locations, Trust Services Criteria to be included in the audit, and other additional services.

    On average it takes 8-12 weeks to complete a SOC2 Audit with reporting. However, the timeline also greatly depends on the time taken for implementing the remediation suggested in the gap analysis.

    You will receive SOC 2 reports documenting the details of the effectiveness of the Service Organization’s system and controls. The report will detail information about how your client information is maintained securely with all necessary controls in place. Additionally, we also provide a “Certificate of Compliance” that you can show your clients and proudly hang on your office walls and conference rooms.

    A SOC2 Report is only valid for a year or 12 months from the date of issue and as per the Industry Standard requirement, a SOC2 Audit must be performed annually, or after significant changes are introduced that may impact systems and control in an environment.

    Demonstrate your commitment to maintaining strong internal controls.
    Help you build a strong customer relationship with your clients.
    Streamlines your processes, controls, and improve your overall service.
    Differentiate your organization by demonstrating adherence to rigorous standards.
    Helps maintain your brand reputation and prevents incidents of a breach.

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