SOC 3 Examinations

SOC 3 - Trust Services Report for Service Organizations. SOC 3 examinations are designed to meet the needs of users that desire assurance about the controls at a service organization that cover the same five principles as the SOC 2, but do not have the need for or the knowledge necessary to make effective use of the details contained in a SOC 2 Report. Because they are general use reports, SOC 3 reports can be freely distributed or posted on a website.

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SOC Control Optimization and Efficiencies

If you currently have a SOC examination performed, how often do you or your auditors review each control to make sure they are up to date and mitigate

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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

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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

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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

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The 2017 Trust Services Criteria (TSC), which superseded the 2016 Trust Services Principles and Criteria (TSPC), serves as the control criteria for attestation

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