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The 2017 Trust Services Criteria (TSC), which superseded the 2016 Trust Services Principles and Criteria (TSPC), serves as the control criteria for attestation ...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

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, ... read more >

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 ... read more >

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 ... read more >

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

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By Frank Dezort

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 ... read more >

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 ... read more >

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 ... read more >

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 ... read more >