Compass IT Compliance Blog / SOC 2

What Are the 5 Trust Services Criteria (TSC) for SOC 2?


Adhering to industry standards is crucial for organizations that manage sensitive data and rely on robust information systems. The SOC 2 Trust Services Criteria (TSC) provides a comprehensive framework to ensure systems are secure, available, and reliable. This blog will explore the f …

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A Detailed History of SOC 2 Compliance

History of SOC 2

Security threats do not only come from bad actors online or suspicious links in an email. Have you considered the security threats posed by your organization’s closest entities – like vendors and partners? Third party service providers may unknowingly pose security threats to their co …

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What to Look for When Choosing a SOC 2 Audit Firm

SOC 2 Proposals

Selecting a SOC 2 auditor can be challenging for many business leaders. This significant financial commitment demonstrates your dedication to data security to your business partners and customers. With numerous audit firms vying for your SOC 2 business, what criteria should you consid …

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How Much Does a SOC 2 Audit Cost?

Calculating SOC 2 Cost

Navigating the financial intricacies of a SOC 2 audit requires precise planning and a deep understanding of the factors that influence its cost. From the size and complexity of your organization to the scope and depth of the audit itself, multiple elements can affect the financial res …

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What Is a SOC 2 Report and Who Needs One?

Who Needs a SOC 2?

In an era where data security and privacy are paramount, the SOC 2 report emerges as a critical tool for organizations that manage customer data. Tailored to ensure the safeguarding of information, a SOC 2 report not only enhances an organization's credibility but also solidifies its …

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SOC 1 vs SOC 2 Reports - What's the Difference?

SOC Reports

As the landscape of modern business shifts, one thing becomes clearer: outsourcing is not just a fleeting trend, but a strategic move adopted by companies across industries. With this increasing reliance on third-party services, there emerges an unprecedented need for more rigorous me …

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