NDB SOC 2 Type 1 & SOC 2 Type 2 Reports for Houston Businesses

When you need to wade through the turbulent waters of data security compliance for your Houston company, you need the help of an advisory and audit firm that is well respected and highly qualified. NDB is just such a firm. We can deliver the expert SOC 2 Type 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 reports you need, and at a price that won’t fluctuate. You’ll know exactly what you’ll pay, so you won’t ever have to worry about any unpleasant surprises.

A Brief Look at SOC 2 Type 1 and SOC Type 2 Reports

SOC 2 Type 1 and SOC Type 2 reports are assessments that companies – specifically those in the information technology sector – across the nation use to determine the strengths and weaknesses of their internal data security controls. These are just a few of the types of Houston businesses that can benefit from these assessments:

  • Internet service providers
  • SaaS reporting organizations
  • Data centers
  • Managed services providers
  • And many more

Many companies in this space typically turn to SSAE 18 SOC 1 reporting. However, if your business is oriented toward technology, you should really be utilizing SOC 2 Type 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 reports instead. NDB can let you know exactly what type of assessment will best fit your exact needs. You can get in touch with us by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

What are the Components of a Successful SOC 2 Audit for Houston IT Businesses?

In order to get the best picture possible of why SOC 2 audits are so important, it’s first important to get a feel for the components an effective audit. There are three main areas that are critical to any successful audit – scope, choosing the most applicable Trust Services Principles, and policies and procedures regarding your information security strategy. Here’s a closer look at each of these areas.

Scope

Houston service organizations must first take a close look at their business functions and then decide which ones should be included in their SOC 2 Type 1 or SOC 2 Type 2 report. Do you want the report to cover your entire business, or specific sectors? There are a lot of reasons it’s extremely important to answer these questions. One, of course, is the price of the report. The more comprehensive the report, the more it will cost. In addition, you’ll also need to make certain operational commitments regarding completion of the audit.

NDB has a great deal of experience helping Houston businesses determine exactly what kinds of resources they need to devote to their SOC 2 Type 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 reports. We’ll help you strike exactly the right balance in order to achieve your objectives.

Trust Service Principles (TSPs)

The TSPs form the backbone of a SOC 2 audit. Even though there are five of them – Security, Privacy, Confidentiality, Processing Integrity and Availability – the vast majority of companies don’t include all TSPs in an audit. Obviously, the Security TSP is most commonly included. But it can be very difficult to decide on the others.

This is where an expert with NDB can be a major help. We’ll perform an analysis of your operations to help you make the right decision. Contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Policies and Procedures

No matter what TSPs you decide to include in your SOC 2 report, it will be critically important that the report contains a detailed accounting of your policies and procedures as they pertain to information security.  Documentation of them will be key to SOC 2 compliance.

We can help with that documentation by providing you a complimentary SOC 2 Policy Packet. This packet can be an indispensible tool, one that can help you save a significant amount of money – potentially thousands of dollars – as well as a substantial amount of time. The packet includes training manuals on security awareness, access control policy information, risk assessment templates and more. It’s simply a must have for all Houston businesses.

Contact NDB

Please get in touch with an NDB expert to learn more about our SOC 2 Type 1 and SOC Type 2 report services. Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 713-331-5492 in Houston, 512-522-4943 in Austin, or 214-272-0967 in Dallas.

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