If you are considering becoming SOC 2 Compliant, you know it is one of the best ways to show your customers that you not only value the safety and privacy of your customers data, but that you are actually keeping it safe and private.
Due to the significant planning and preparation involved, it’s not something you can jump into lightly. If you are just starting the journey, you may be wondering how prepared your organization is for the actual Audit. The easiest way to prepare for a SOC examination is to complete a Readiness Assessment.
Readiness Assessments are designed to gauge an organization's preparedness for a SOC engagement. There are processes that need to be documented, and controls that need to be identified. Instead of going into the audit blindly, which is not advised, a Readiness Assessment identifies issues before the actual audit. This allows you to fix any issues beforehand and avoid surprises.
A big part of SOC 2 compliance are documented policies and procedures and obtaining evidence that controls not only exist, but are operating effectively.
There are plenty of firms that will also help you with your Readiness Assessment, at a cost, but since you will have to pay for the Audit, completing the readiness assessment on your own is a great way to cut costs and prepare at the same time.
Whisitic’s SOC 2 Readiness Assessment is fully aligned to the AICPA Trust Services Criteria for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy.
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