We’ve performed hundreds of SOC 2 audits over the years, effectively establishing ourselves as a true household name throughout Texas, and beyond.
With a challenging business world that’s become even more competitive by the day, businesses need to meet demanding compliance mandates from their customers – such as SOC 2 reporting – but also find ways for ensuring an efficient and cost-effective audit process is maintained.
That’s where NDB can help as we’ve built a customized auditing platform from scratch that provides all essential tools and solutions for completing an audit on time and within budget. That’s the NDB difference, so contact us today to learn more about our fixed-fee pricing for Texas service organizations.
Texas’ Leading Provider of SOC 2 Compliance Audits
A true auditing firm should be able to provide much more than just the ability to perform an audit, it should also be a firm with vast expertise that offers complimentary services and solutions, and that’s exactly what NDB offers.
NDB offers comprehensive services for many of today’s growing security, governance, and compliance needs for Texas businesses, especially SOC 2 Type 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 reporting. As for SOC 2 audits, we offer the following
SOC 2 Scoping & Readiness Assessments
Getting off on the right track in terms of SOC 2 compliance means kicking the project off with a much-needed SOC 2 scoping & readiness assessment. And Why? Because organizations need to clearly understand the entire SOC 2 auditing process, what personnel are to be involved, what locations, what business processes, and more, and that’s exactly what a SOC 2 scoping & readiness assessment provides.
Also important is that a SOC 2 scoping & readiness assessment helps identify control gaps and weaknesses that need to be corrected prior to the commencement of the actual audit itself. From missing policies and procedures to improperly provisioned IT systems, a SOC 2 scoping & readiness assessment helps in identifying and putting a plan in place for remediating such issues.
Documentation (i.e., Policies and Procedures) Remediation
Becoming SOC 2 compliance for Texas service organizations also means having a number of essential information security and operational policies and procedures in place. This can be an incredibly time-consuming task, made even more challenging if service organizations (a) have no existing policies and procedures in place or (b) there current set of InfoSec documents are inadequate.
The best course of action to take in both scenarios is to start fresh with a complete set of well-written InfoSec policy templates from NDB. We’ve been working in the world of regulatory compliance for more than two decades – therefore – we know better than anyone the importance of documentation.
Policies and procedures can take time to write, no question about it, and it’s why starting off with a high-quality set of templates is absolutely essential. As part of NDB’s fixed-fee pricing, we offer a robust set of templates and tools for helping Texas service organizations put in place all the required policy documentation. This alone saves dozens of hours and thousands of dollars on SOC 2 compliance costs for service organizations.
Regulatory compliance is a costly game, and one of the very best ways for reducing those costs is by starting off with a great set of InfoSec templates. NDB has them, so let’s talk about your SOC 2 compliance needs.
Technical & Security Remediation
Documentation remediation is critical, and so is the ability to remediate gaps found in technical & security controls. From weak passwords to improperly provisioned servers – and more – there’s often a fair amount of technical & security remediation that needs to be done. And much like authoring InfoSec documents, correcting technical & security controls can be both challenging and time-consuming. NDB can assist.
Three critical operational areas that often require remediation consist of the following:
- Performing an annual risk assessment.
- Rolling out security awareness training to all in-scope employees.
- Testing one’s incident response plan and BCDRP measures.
- Implementing external-facing vulnerability scanning on a regular basis.
Luckily, when it comes to operational remediation, NDB has numerous tools and solutions for helping Texas businesses remediate their gaps. We offer risk assessment templates, security awareness training manuals – and more – essential tools for helping you cross the SOC 2 finish line on time and within an agreed budget. Hey, we’re accountants after all, and we know what it means to set a financial budget and stick to it.
Outsourced Compliance Officer
NDB also offers outsourced compliance officer services for organizations seeking an experienced and knowledgeable compliance officer, but not the six-figure paycheck headache. We can handle all of your growing audit and compliance needs, at a much more cost-effective rate than a full-time employee.
Pen testing – as it’s commonly known as – has become a big requirement with many of today’s growing regulations, especially with PCI DSS compliance. But many service organizations undertaking annual SOC 2 compliance are also being required to perform an annual pen test. NDB can assist.
Continuous Monitoring Activities: We also offer monitoring services for ensuring that internal controls are functioning as designed – and ready for your annual SOC 2 audit testing.
Annual, Fixed-Fee SOC 2 Audits & Assessments