Think of your auditing firm like you would a long-term business partner. They are someone you will work with year after year, and they will be an integral part of setting the stage for your organization’s success. As such, the act of selecting the appropriate assessor shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are several key qualities your organization should look for when choosing an auditing firm:
Via Data Center Knowledge SOC 2 reporting is still in its infancy stages. However, since its introduction in 2011, BrightLine has been engaged to perform hundreds of SOC 2 projects. That’s a lot. In fact, it’s very possible that BrightLine is not only a major pioneer in this arena, but is also the world’s leading provider.
Belonging to the school of thought that new cars are for the birds, I have nearly 250,000 miles on my 14 year old SUV. In some ways, it’s a point of pride, but I must admit that the engine doesn’t purr quite like it once did.With each tire rotation, brake replacement, or can of fuel booster, I wonder if it would be best to break down and finally get a new vehicle. In fairness to my vehicle, my demands have changed over the years. I have asked the vehicle to perform in ways that it wasn’t necessarily designed for, or at least not designed to do very well. Certainly the list of reasons to replace the vehicle has grown long over time, and while I am adept at “patching” the problems, I know that the only solution is to replace the vehicle. As a SOC 2 / 3 expert, I believe this same analogy applies to the AICPA’s Trust Service Principles and Criteria (TSPC).
Source - Workforce Management Channel Today’s business environment is compliance heavy, under continuous scrutiny and intertwined with customer and legislative requirements. However, companies must still ensure compliance with the myriad of standards, requirements, laws, and regulations, such as SSAE 16 Examination (SOC 1), SOC 2/3 Examination, ISO Certification, FedRAMP Assessment, and hundreds more, across all areas of governance and programs.