SOC 3 Examination

PRIMARY CONTACTS: Michael Renzelman CPA (Columbus), Steven Thompson CPA (Pittsburgh), Eric Wright CPA, CITP (Pittsburgh), Donald Owens CPA, CITP, CIA, CFF, CBA, CFSA, CRMA (Columbus)

AT Section 101, Attest Engagements (AICPA, Professional Standards) is the authoritative guidance used to report on a service organization’s controls over its system relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and/or privacy.  SOC 3 examinations are designed to meet the needs of users that desire assurance about the controls at a service organization that cover the same five principles as the SOC 2, but do not have the need for or the knowledge necessary to make effective use of the details contained in a SOC 2 Report. Because they are general-use reports, SOC 3 reports can be freely distributed or posted on a website.

Read about SOC 1 and SOC 2 examinations and the overall SOC Practice at Schneider Downs.