Relying on trusted third-party service organizations to perform ongoing specialized skills, tasks, functions, and projects is an extremely attractive strategy for businesses of all sizes and industries today. Given the value and weight of each SOC 2 reporting session to clients, it is important that service organizations do everything possible to provide assurance regarding internal controls through assessment and attestation.
SOC 2 audits review controls that are directly related to the AICPA’s Trust Services Criteria. The final deliverable is a SOC 2 audit report on internal controls of the service organization as they relate to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. Following a successful audit, a SOC 2 report validates the organization’s commitment to providing clients with high-quality, secure services.
Why Partner with Us for SOC 2 Certification & Compliance
As a licensed CPA firm, SOC 2 compliance is one of our specialties. I.S. Partners, LLC takes the anxiety out of the audit process and provides a comprehensive report that your service organization needs in order to stay in compliance.
What I.S. Partners Delivers
- SOC 2 compliance report describing results of the tests performed.
- Audit assertions letter.
- Seal of Excellence to show successful completion of the SOC 2 audit.
- SOC 2 compliance training and awareness for personnel.
I.S. Partners’ SOC 2 Seal of Excellence
I.S. Partners, LLC is the first and only firm with the “Seal of Excellence” that is granted to SOC 2 Type I and II recipients with unqualified audit opinions. It is intended to be placed on your company’s website and marketing material to show your customers that you are a trusted and reliable company.
The SOC 2 seal is granted in accordance with Trust Services Criteria (TSF)- Section 100, changes effective December 15, 2018, and Illustrations for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy to Type I and Type II recipients, with unqualified audit opinions.
SOC 2 Type I and SOC 2 Type II Compliance Services
I.S. Partners, LLC provides two types of SOC 2 audits for service organizations. A Type I audit examines the controls used by service organizations to address any one or all five Trust Service Principles. The audit provides assurance that controls are designed effectively to meet the desired objectives at a point in time.
A Type 2 audit includes the same information as a Type I audit, but with the additional attestation that a service organization’s controls are tested for operating effectiveness over a period of time.
I.S. Partners can help your organization prepare for the upcoming SOC 2 auditing and reporting period. Contact us to start the process.
SOC 2 Readiness Services
Readiness testing is crucial because service organizations need to fully and comprehensively evaluate their whole control environment before launching an official SOC 2 audit. It is not at all unusual for flaws and vulnerabilities to surface during a SOC 2 readiness assessment. The readiness phase is your organization’s opportunity to identify problems and take corrective action in order to avoid less than satisfactory findings in the final SOC 2 audit report.
- The Ability to Narrow the Scope of the Audit. Readiness testing effectively narrows the scope to the exact process and systems that must be included in the upcoming SOC 2 audit. It helps save valuable time and resources.
- The Opportunity to Clarify Remediation Strategies. It is important to know exactly what is needed for remediation and draft CAPs before launching the audit.
Start the process of obtaining your SOC 2 Seal of Excellence.