Entries by Sarah Morris

3 Reasons to Stop Hesitating and Complete Your SOC 1 Audit

With the compliance landscape rapidly changing, it’s important to stay up to date with current standards to gain trust and respect from your clients. If you’ve been considering getting a SOC 1 Audit, but keep putting it off, what are you waiting for? Here are three reasons to stop hesitating and start your SOC 1 Audit today:

How a Risk Assessment Can Save Your Business

A risk assessment is a critical component of any organization’s infrastructure as they help to create an awareness of risk. In today’s threat landscape, specifically relating to cybersecurity, it’s more important than ever to know where your assets live, fully understand the controls in place to protect those assets, and to test the efficiency of those controls. When trying to understand why it is important to complete a risk assessment, you first must understand how a risk assessment can save your business. Let’s take a look at what a risk assessment is, benefits of a risk assessment, and the steps you should take to complete a risk assessment.

Top 10 Things to Prepare for Your SOC 1 Audit

If your customers rely on you to protect consumer information, chances are you may be asked to produce a SOC 1 audit report. A SOC 1 audit reports on the controls at an organization that are relevant to, or may affect, a client’s financial statements. This reporting framework is designed to demonstrate that an organization has proper internal controls and processes in place to address information security and compliance risks. It’s not uncommon to have a million questions the first time you have a SOC 1 audit performed. Where do we start? What does a SOC 1 entail? Will we fail? Here are 10 things you can do to prepare for your SOC 1 audit.

Top 5 Cyber Security Awareness Tips for Employees

Human error is one of the greatest threats to organizational security – after all, you’re only as strong as your weakest link, and people are your first line of defense. The best way to ensure that your entire workforce is prepared to thwart malicious cyberattacks is to implement annual employee cyber security awareness training. The cyber-crime landscape is constantly changing, so business owners and stakeholders must take stock in staying on top of the evolving threats.