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
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.
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.
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.