SOC Compliance & SOC Audit Services

Soc Compliance Confidential, Secure, & Accurate

Information security is a reason for concern for all organizations, including those that outsource key business operation to third-party vendors. SOC 2 is an auditing procedure that ensures your organization or service providers securely manage your data to protect the interests of your organization and the privacy of its clients. For security conscious businesses, SOC 2 compliance is a minimal requirement when considering a service provider. Risk Cognizance assist client with SOC 1 and 2 compliance and governance.

Risk Cognizance’s comprehensive System and Organization Controls (SOC) assessments and SOC compliance program enable you to achieve and maintain SOC compliance, providing assurance to your business partners and clients.

SOC 2 Compliance Services

Your customers and partners want to know that you are going to protect their data, and they want to see that validated by an independent organization. A SOC 2 report provides that trust, allowing you to get the edge over your competitors, close deals faster, and win more business.

Achieving a SOC 2 certification;

  • Step 1: Bring in Risk Cognizance Security Team

  • Step 2: Select SOC Security Criteria for Auditing

  • Step 3: Building a Roadmap to SOC 2 Compliance

  • Step 4: Implement Roadmap to SOC 2 Compliance

  • Step 5: The Formal SOC Audit

  • Step 6: SOC Certification and Re-Certification.

SOC 1 and SOC 2 Report

So which type of report do you need to obtain? We’re here to help you determine which report is right for your organization, preparing you for greater long-term efficiency, consistency, and success.

  • SOC 1 Report (SSAE18, formerly SSAE16, SAS 70)

  • SOC 2 Report

  • SOC for Cyber Report


SOC Readiness Assessments & Readiness Program

SOC assessments assist organizations in making educated security decisions. Understanding one’s risk will help prevent arbitrary action. The entire process is designed to help IT departments find and evaluate risk while aligning with business objectives.

  • Identify potential business impacts and likelihoods

  • Determine risk

  • Identify and prioritize risk responses

  • Identify asset vulnerabilities

  • Gather threat and vulnerability information

  • Identify internal and external threats

  • Gap Assessment

Service Organization Control (SOC) Program

After the risks and vulnerabilities have been identified, defensive responses can be considered.

  • SOC 2 program, implement SOC criteria into a well-structured plan and breaks down the key milestones

  • Quickly collect evidence to document your efforts toward SOC 2 compliance

  • Frictionless collaboration between compliance teams and their auditor

  • Reuse evidence across multiple frameworks and controls

  • Assign controls to program participants and keep team members on track

  • Dashboards to gauge progress and audit preparedness posture

What is SOC 2?

SOC, which stands for System and Organizational Controls, is a framework developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for the purpose of providing regular, independent attestation of the controls that a company has implemented to mitigate information-related risk. There are actually three types of SOC audits: SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3. When it comes to cybersecurity, SOC 2 has become the de facto standard. In a SOC 2 audit, you describe the policies, procedures, and systems you have in place to protect information across five categories called Trust Services Criteria. Your independent auditor evaluates the evidence you supply for the controls in each category, and when completed you receive your official SOC 2 report that you can share with customers and business partners to assure them that their data will be handled securely.

Outcomes of a SOC assessment include not only documentation of your risk posture, but also specific real-world guidance that is both actionable and measurable by leveraging industry-recognized standards. We will work closely with your team to develop a process that is both simple and repeatable, resulting in more consistency and a way to track your progress.