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SOC 2 Reports - Ready, Set, Go!

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I need to complete a SOC 2 report on my controls; “Where do I start??” Aside from the easy answer of, contact Compass IT Compliance and we can help you get started, I would like to cover some tips on what to know and how to get started towards completing a SOC 2 report.

Information security is of utmost importance to any business. As businesses grow and become sought after by other businesses, there may be some pressure or an absolute requirement that a SOC 2 report be completed to maintain business relationships.

The Ingredients in a SOC Report

This is a guest post that was written by April Arruda, CPA from DiSanto, Priest, & Co. in Warwick, RI. DiSanto, Priest, & Co. is a professional advisory firm that has been in business for over 50 years providing a range of services to their clients. These services include Accounting and Assurance, Tax Planning and Compliance, Management Consulting, and Business Advisory services. For more information, please visit the DiSanto, Priest, & Co. website at http://www.disantopriest.com or by calling them at (401) 921-2000.

Over the past year, we have written several blog posts about the types of Service Organization Controls (SOC) reports and how obtaining such a report can benefit you or your organization. Although we have covered topics explaining the contents of the reports, such as the differences between a Type I and Type II report and the Five Trust Services Principles specific to a SOC 2 or SOC 3 report, we have not yet discussed the process for creating a SOC report and the documentation that a service organization needs to have in place in order for an auditor to issue an opinion.

Using SOC Reports to Comply with HIPAA

This is a guest post that was written by April Arruda, CPA from DiSanto, Priest, & Co. in Warwick, RI. DiSanto, Priest, & Co. is a professional advisory firm that has been in business for over 50 years providing a range of services to their clients. These services include Accounting and Assurance, Tax Planning and Compliance, Management Consulting, and Business Advisory services. For more information, please visit the DiSanto, Priest, & Co. website at http://www.disantopriest.com or by calling them at (401) 921-2000. 

The Significance of a (SOC)ket – Illuminating the Controls

This is a guest post that was written by April Arruda, CPA from DiSanto, Priest, & Co. in Warwick, RI. DiSanto, Priest, & Co. is a professional advisory firm that has been in business for over 50 years providing a range of services to their clients. These services include Accounting and Assurance, Tax Planning and Compliance, Management Consulting, and Business Advisory services. For more information, please visit the DiSanto, Priest, & Co. website at http://www.disantopriest.com or by calling them at (401) 921-2000. 

How To Find Your Matching SOC Report in a Basket of Wrinkled Guidance

This is a guest post that was written by April Arruda, CPA from DiSanto, Priest, & Co. in Warwick, RI. DiSanto, Priest, & Co. is a professional advisory firm that has been in business for over 50 years providing a range of services to their clients. These services include Accounting and Assurance, Tax Planning and Compliance, Management Consulting, and Business Advisory services. For more information, please visit the DiSanto, Priest, & Co. website at http://www.disantopriest.com or by calling them at (401) 921-2000.