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SOC 2 Examinations - Keys to Success

“What do you need for a SOC 2 Audit?” Prior to starting a SOC 2 examination, clients often ask us what they can do to ensure an efficient audit

Five Questions to Assist With Identifying SOC Report Scope

The SOC reporting process can start with an organization’s desire to communicate to customers and potential customers that the organization’s

SOC 2 Reports: Common Control Exceptions and How to Avoid Them

In performing SOC 2 examinations, we often come across the same types of control exceptions. To assist organizations with avoiding these exceptions, we’ve

SOC 2 Examinations - What Are the Trust Services Criteria and Categories?

The 2017 Trust Services Criteria (TSC), which superseded the 2016 Trust Services Principles and Criteria (TSPC), serves as the control criteria for attestation

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How to Decide if a Type 1 or Type 2 SOC Report is Right for Your Organization

In a previous article, we described the differences between SOC 1 reports and SOC 2 reports. Once an organization decides to pursue a SOC 1 or SOC 2 report,

SOC Report Refresher: What Are the Different Types of SOC Reports?

The rise of cloud computing has played a key role with businesses that outsource certain functions to service organizations. Since such organizations are

Will Cloud Service Providers' SOC 2 Reports Satisfy SaaS Companies' Customer Assurance Needs?

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies tend to provide services that require their customers to entrust them with their sensitive data. Therefore, customers

Updated: Do Printers/Printing Companies Require a SOC (System and Organization Control) Report?

The answer to this question is clearly based upon the level of risk that the printing company represents to its clients. To answer this question, one must

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Strategies for Service Organizations to Prepare for the New SOC 2 Reporting Requirements

Service Organizations that undergo a SOC 2 examination or are currently preparing to have one performed, should be aware of the recently updated requirements

SOC 2 Reporting Standards Updated: Effective 12/15/2018

The AICPA recently updated the SOC 2 reporting standards to align with the COSO 2013 Internal Control Framework. The specific updates pertain to the updated

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