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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
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Frank Dezort | 8.17.2018

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

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
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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

What Are Complementary Subservice Organization Controls And How Do They Impact SOC Reports?

Service organizations typically outsource functions such as data center hosting or transaction processing, to outside vendors, referred to as subservice

Postcard from the 2018 AICPA SOC for Cybersecurity Conference

I recently attended the AICPA’s SOC for Cybersecurity conference at the AICPA’s headquarters in Durham, North Carolina. The conference covered

Inclusive or Carve-Out: How Subservice Organizations Are Presented in SOC Reports

Service organizations typically use subservice organizations (i.e. third parties) to perform key controls that are necessary, in combination with the controls
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SOC Reporting: Vendor or Subservice Organization?

Many service organizations outsource functions of their business to third-party organizations (vendors). The functions performed by vendors may impact

How to Address a Modified Opinion in your SOC Report

In the event that a user obtains a System and Organization Controls (SOC) Report and sees that the service auditor has modified their opinion in some way,
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