About Brian Beal, CISSP, CISA

Senior Risk Assurance Director

How to Read a SOC Report in 5 Minutes (or Less)

TL;DR: Open the SOC report, Ctrl-F, and search for “Opinion,” and if the audit opinion states, “In our opinion, in all material respects…” the report gets a gold star. See? That was even less than 5 minutes! After performing [...]

By |2021-10-12T19:12:19-04:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Audit, Blog, System and Organization Control, Technology|0 Comments

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid Before Starting a SOC 2 Audit

A SOC 2 compliance report can be a powerful tool in demonstrating your company’s commitment to securing your customers’ data. Still, several common mistakes or misunderstandings can make the audit process more complicated, lengthier, and more expensive. A SOC [...]

Guide: SOC 2 & Risk Management

Formally identifying and addressing risk is an audit requirement, but is also a responsible exercise for your company to undertake. Download our guide and gain insight into the types of risks that should be on your radar. [...]

By |2020-08-20T15:07:31-04:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog, System and Organization Control, Technology, Venture Capital|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Guide: SOC 2 & Risk Management

SOC 2 Reporting Changes Coming End of 2018

In April 2017, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) updated the Trust Services Criteria (TSC), impacting the controls required to be included with a SOC 2 report. The new criteria, while available for use now, will be [...]

By |2018-06-05T18:40:20-04:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: Audit, Blog, Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on SOC 2 Reporting Changes Coming End of 2018
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