Cleveland and Ohio business owners need to ensure sensitive data is protected, especially as it relates to the financial information of customers.  Organizations also continue to face pressure from regulators and customers to demonstrate that adequate controls are in place with respect to processing transactions and internal controls over financial reporting. Government regulations, such as Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX 404) stress the need for effective internal controls. Ensuring the company has robust internal controls and policies and practices in place is essential. In fact, many may expect to see a System and Organization Controls (SOC) report before doing business with a company. This examination (often referred to as a “SOC 1 audit”) verifies that the controls, processes, and procedures have been tested and indicates whether controls are effective. 

Cleveland SOC Expertise

Schneider Downs provides SOC examinations in Ohio and nationwide to 150 companies annually in a variety of industries. Typically, we work with organizations that use or store sensitive financial and other data that cybercriminals may want. Some examples of the clients we serve include Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, data centers, IT-managed service providers, mortgage and loan servicing companies, medical claims processors, payroll companies, and inventory management and logistics providers. Our diverse range of experience permits us to understand the company more easily, its risk profile, areas of exposure, and important testing variables.

SOC 1 Examinations – Cleveland

Schneider Downs is recognized as a premier provider of SOC services including:

  • SOC Readiness Assessments – These assessments assess an organization’s preparedness for a successful SOC 1 examination.
  • SOC 1 Examinations – These examinations focus on an organization’s business processes and IT controls, particularly those that are likely to be relevant to an audit of customers’ financial statements. There are two types of SOC 1 reports: Type 1 reports evaluate the design of an organization’s controls. Type 2 reports test whether an organization’s controls are properly designed and implemented.

About Cleveland (OH)

Cleveland is a city located in the northeastern part of the state of Ohio, in the Great Lakes region of the United States. It is known for its rich history, vibrant arts scene, and world-class museums.

Some of the most popular attractions in Cleveland include:

  1. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: This museum honors the history and legends of rock and roll, with exhibits featuring artifacts, interactive experiences, and memorabilia from some of the biggest names in music.

  2. Cleveland Museum of Art: This museum features a collection of over 61,000 works of art from around the world, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts.

  3. West Side Market: This historic indoor market features a variety of vendors selling fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and baked goods, making it a popular destination for foodies.

  4. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: This zoo is home to a variety of animals from around the world, including elephants, tigers, and gorillas, and features a variety of exhibits and activities for visitors of all ages.

  5. Cleveland Orchestra: This world-renowned orchestra is one of the best in the world, and performs throughout the year at Severance Hall and other venues around the city.

Cleveland is also known for its delicious food, with a variety of restaurants offering classic Cleveland specialties like pierogies, corned beef sandwiches, and kielbasa. The city is home to a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, including the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Cleveland National Air Show, and the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Solstice Party.

Contact Our Cleveland SOC 1 Examination Team

Schneider Downs provides SOC 1 examinations and readiness assessments to companies in Cleveland and across Ohio from our Pittsburgh location. If you are interested in learning how we can assist your organization, complete the form to the right and a team member will follow up with you promptly.

National Reach

Schneider Downs provides SOC 1 consulting services to companies in: Atlanta (GA), Austin (TX), Baltimore (MD), Billings (MT), Boise (ID), Boston (MA), Burlington (VT), Charleston (WV), Chicago (IL), Cleveland (OH), Denver (CO), Des Moines (IA), Detroit (MI), Hartford (CT), Lexington (KY), Los Angeles (CA)Memphis (TN), Milwaukee (WI), Montgomery (AL), Newark (NJ), New York City (NY), St. Paul (MN)Orlando (FL), Portland (OR), Richmond (VA), Seattle (WA), St. Louis (MO), Tucson (AZ), Wilmington (DE) and Washington (D.C.).


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