SOC Compliance Nightmare: How One Wisegate Member Fast Tracked the Learning Curve

Jan 08, 2016
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Service Organization Controls (SOC) 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3 are assurance reports for internal controls beyond financial data, and are driven by an increasing popularity of outsourcing business processes to service organizations. Many of these third party service organizations include cloud data storage and computing providers, which causes heightened concerns around confidentiality, privacy, security, availability and processing integrity. One member was able to fast track implementation of American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) SOC 2 requirements.

This member had the SOC 1 under their belt, but needed a faster way to learn and apply the SOC 2 requirements to their organization and meet a compliance deadline. Through Wisegate, this member connected one-on-one with a fellow member, who led SOC 1, 2 and 3 PCI assessments for their organization. On a phone call the member learned:

  • About the policies
  • Monitoring and communication requirements
  • What was required to be deemed SOC 2 compliant
  • Guidelines for prioritizing requirement implementation
  • How much money, time, and effort the other company spent for their assessments, which was useful for budgeting
  • Applicable insights and best practices

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