Tag: soc 2 report

Introduced in 2011, Service Organization Control (SOC) reports are becoming more and more popular in data security and compliance discussions with every passing year, especially SOC 2. But what is a SOC report? Which one do you need? Why is a SOC 2 report so important? Do you actually need it, or is it something that just looks good on paper? There are three types of SOC reports, but we’ll mainly talk about the second one for now, which is “designed …

If you’re in a business that needs to meet Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, you probably know by now that the SAS 70 report expired earlier this year and was replaced with the SSAE 16 attestation. SSAE 16 is a lot like SAS 70, but adds an attestation set forth and signed by a company’s management that confirms that the described controls are in place and functional. You might have known that SSAE 16 is also called SOC 1. It’s just an alternative …

In April 2010, the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) announced the replacement of SAS 70 by a new and refined auditing standard, the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements or SSAE 16. While SAS 70 was originally intended for financial and accounting auditing, the SSAE 16 audit was established to verify data center operational and security excellence. In addition to SSAE 16, three new reports have also been established as the framework for examining controls at a service …

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