NDB is Texas’ leading provider of SOC 2 audits, offering SOC 2 readiness assessments, remediation services, along with Type 1 and Type 2 reports.
Wherever you are in the Lone Star State – from Austin to Dallas – NDB has the knowledge, expertise, and operational capacity for helping your business succeed in today’s growing world of regulatory compliance.
Why begin your SOC 2 audit with a readiness assessment from NDB? Simple, you’ll need to spend upfront time before the actual audit begins in identifying, assessing, and remediating internal control weaknesses and challenges that are found. Walking into a SOC 2 audit with little to no preparation is simply not recommended and doesn’t provides for an avenue of long-term success for your Type 1 or Type 2 report.
SOC 2 Scoping & Readiness Assessments for Texas Businesses
Why should Texas businesses perform a SOC 2 readiness assessment and what’s the true value proposition? Take note of the following and we think you’ll agree with NDB that it’s the natural first step to take towards SOC 2 compliance:
- Understanding the Process: Diving right into a SOC 2 audit with little or no understanding of its working mechanics is not recommended – besides – you have not done any pre-audit work to assess control gaps, weaknesses, and other challenges, which is greatly needed. While there are many benefits to performing a SOC 2 readiness assessment, one of the biggest is having the ability to clearly understanding audit boundaries – the business processes/services, information systems, people and locations that are to be included within the scope of the assessment. This is critical as “scope creep” can cost thousands of dollars and endless operational hours – something you’ll definitely want to avoid.
Assessing Gaps from a Policy Perspective: Documentation is often high on the list when the auditors coming calling and start asking for deliverables – and understandably so – as policies and procedures form the essential building blocks of an organization’s internal controls.
But this is also where most Texas businesses struggle as they have little or no documentation in place, often requiring extensive remediation that can consume dozens of hours and thousands of dollars. Thankfully, NDB provides a complimentary InfoSec security documents that comes complete with dozens of high-quality policy templates – savings that can be incredibly immense in terms of time and money.
Technical Gaps are Critical to Identify Also: Are your systems hardened correctly? Do you have strong password complexity rules? Are you performing network monitoring, such as CPU capacity and disk utilization? Do you perform comprehensive backup and archival procedures for critical systems?
These are just a few of the many I.T. questions we’ll be asking you about during the SOC 2 readiness assessment, therefore, you can clearly see the importance of assessing and analyzing essential I.T. subject matter for the SOC 2 audit.
Texas’ SOC 2 Compliance Experts – Fixed-Fee Pricing
In need of a SOC 2 Type 1 or Type 2 assessment and looking for a firm with deep Texas roots, compliance expertise, and the ability to provide fixed-fee pricing? Then talk to the experts today at NDB, providers of SOC 1 SSAE 18, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA, HITRUST, FISMA compliance, and much more. From SOC 2 readiness assessments to remediation services, NDB has the manpower and expertise for helping Texas businesses meet all of today’s demanding compliance needs.