SOC for Cybersecurity Audit
A SOC for Cybersecurity examination is how a CPA firm can report on an organization’s cybersecurity risk management program. This examination will verify the effectiveness of internal controls designed to meet cybersecurity objectives, with the intention of giving stakeholders perspective and confidence in an organization’s cybersecurity risk management program.
Engaging in a SOC for Cybersecurity assessment is one way that organizations are able to provide transparency about key elements of their cybersecurity risk management program to stakeholders.
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– Director of Security, Compliance, and Technology, Connectria Hosting
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Whether you’ve never been through an audit or completed hundreds, our experts will prepare and empower you to successfully start and complete your audit. With access to our free learning platform, you can run scans, see what you’re missing, prepare documentation, and get access to experts and resources. Then when you’re ready, you can use the same platform to complete your audit. You don’t need extra tools to do an audit
Our security experts have been in your shoes and know how overwhelming audits can be. Your dedicated specialist will walk you through the entire process from audit readiness to final report.
Audits are complicated, but we make sure it’s worth it. By the end of the process, you will be proud of the work you did and know that it will make a difference in gaining new clients, staying compliant, and protecting your people. Your professionally written report will give you usable information that is easy to understand and makes you look good.
How much does a SOC for Cybersecurity audit cost?
Pricing for a SOC for Cybersecurity audit depends on scoping factors, including business applications, technology platforms, physical locations, third parties, and audit frequency. Pricing will also vary based on the report type you choose, inclusion of a gap analysis, or inclusion of additional remediation time.
How long does a SOC for Cybersecurity audit take to complete?
The average SOC for Cybersecurity audit can take anywhere from weeks to months, depending on your level of preparedness and staff’s availability for interviews and control demonstration. To satisfy the requirements for a SOC for Cybersecurity engagement, the auditor must validate scope, perform testing procedures, and document conclusions. These steps require time from the service organization’s management, which can be compressed or extended to meet your timeline needs. You can save time by leveraging the Online Audit Manager to maintain the audit evidence you need for compliance.
What do I receive when my SOC for Cybersecurity audit is complete?
A SOC for Cybersecurity audit culminates in a report. The components and formatting of SOC for Cybersecurity reports delivered by KirkpatrickPrice are based on guidelines provided by the AICPA and written by our in-house Professional Writing team. A SOC for Cybersecurity report is a general use report that describes an organization’s cybersecurity risk management program and verifies the effectiveness of its controls, which can help stakeholders make informed decisions and can address vendor or supply chain risk management practices.
How long is a SOC for Cybersecurity report valid?
SOC for Cybersecurity reports represent your controls from a period of time in the past. Typically, your clients will not accept a report issued more than 12 months ago because they want your testing to be relevant for their own audit period.
Who is involved in a SOC for Cybersecurity audit?
In every SOC for Cybersecurity engagement, the Auditor is required by the AICPA to maintain communication with management and those charged with governance from the service organization. Other team members involved in the audit could come from anywhere in your organization, ranging from human resources to development to compliance officers – anyone with the appropriate responsibilities for and knowledge of the matters concerned in the audit.
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