Charleston and South Carolina business owners need to ensure sensitive data is protected, especially as it relates to financial and personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) (e.g., social security numbers, medical records) of customers.  Ensuring the company has robust internal controls and cybersecurity policies and practices in place to protect against a breach 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 2 audit”) verifies that the controls, processes, and procedures have been tested and indicates whether controls are effective. 

Charleston SOC Expertise

Schneider Downs provides SOC examinations in Charleston, across South Carolina, and nationwide to dozens of companies 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 2 Examinations – Charleston (SC)

  • SOC 2 Examinations – These examinations concentrate on the Trust Services Categories and Criteria for security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and/or privacy. SOC 2 requirements allow organizations to decide which categories to include in the scope of the examination. This flexibility means SOC 2 reports are unique to each company while providing a consistent framework to evaluate whether organizations meet the criteria for the categories they choose to include in the examination. Like SOC 1 examinations, there are two types of SOC 2 reports: Type I and Type II.
  • SOC 2 Plus -These examinations include one to all five of the Trust Services Categories and Criteria, plus additional criteria for frameworks such as HITRUST, PCI, ISO 27001, NIST or other established control frameworks.


About Charleston (SC)

Charleston’s historic district is one of the best-preserved in the country, with beautiful antebellum homes, churches, and public buildings. The city is home to several historic landmarks, including Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, and the Nathaniel Russell House, a beautifully restored neoclassical mansion. The city’s coastal location and warm climate make it a popular destination for outdoor activities, including boating, fishing, and beachcombing. The city is surrounded by several beautiful beaches, including Folly Beach and Sullivan’s Island, which are popular among locals and visitors alike.

National Reach

Schneider Downs provides SOC 2 reports to companies in: Atlanta (GA), Austin (TX), Baltimore (MD), Boston (MA), Burlington (VT)Charleston (SC), Charlotte (NC), Chicago (IL), Cincinnati (OH), Denver (CO), Detroit (MI), Indianapolis (IN), Las Vegas (NV), Los Angeles (CA), Memphis (TN), Miami (FL), Milwaukee (WI)Minneapolis (MN), New Orleans (LA), New York City (NY), Philadelphia (PA), Phoenix (AZ), Providence (RI), Richmond (VA), Seattle (WA), Washington (D.C.) and Wilmington (DE).


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About the Charleston Business Community

The Charleston SC business community is a vibrant and diverse network that plays a crucial role in the city’s economy. Charleston’s economy is driven by industries such as tourism, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, and logistics. The city’s historic charm, strategic port location, and quality of life make it an attractive place for businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce supports local businesses through advocacy, resources, and networking opportunities. The chamber works to foster economic growth and improve the business climate in the region. Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) focuses on attracting new businesses and investments to the Charleston area, promoting it as a prime location for business operations.

Charleston’s technology and startup ecosystem is growing, with organizations like Digital Corridor offering coworking spaces, mentorship, and resources for tech companies and entrepreneurs. The Harbor Entrepreneur Center provides accelerator programs, events, and resources to support startups and early-stage businesses.


Every moment counts. For urgent requests, contact the Schneider Downs digital forensics and incident response team at 1-800-993-8937. For all other requests, please complete the form below.

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