As technology, IoT and the cloud become part of our daily discourse, protecting your data assets, and for service organizations – those of your customers – become even more important.

As an external service organization, SOC 2 compliance is paramount to safeguarding data and proving to your customers/clients that your organization follows responsible specific governance, operational and information technology control objectives to protect their information.  A SOC 2 report can address one or more of the Trust Service Principles (TSP): security, confidentiality, availability, processing integrity and privacy standards.

Our SOC 2 compliance services and audit report is based on the AICPA guidelines and is conducted in accordance with the AT 101 professional attestation standard which evaluates seven categories for the TSPs:

  • Organization and management
  • Communications
  • Risk management and design and implementation of controls
  • Monitoring of controls
  • Logical and physical access controls
  • System operations
  • Change management

Some examples of organizations that may need a SOC 2 Audit are:

  • Third-party, outsourcing vendors that provide services to any industry
  • Medical claims processors
  • Information processing organizations and clearinghouses
  • Software development company that provides a specified software product
  • Service organizations providing managed IT services (web hosting, data processing, electronic records management)

Get started with a SOC 2 Readiness Assessment from BlumShapiro

For organizations new to the SOC 2 process, a readiness assessment is a good first step. Our team of CPAs and consultants can perform a readiness assessment to determine if your organization is prepared to undergo a SOC 2 audit and provide you with any areas of improvement to ensure a smooth audit when the time comes.

Technology Risk Management and Assessment Services

Corporate governance, technology risk management and internal controls are terms that are on the minds of most CEOs, CFOs and CIOs. Regardless of industry or organization size, the management team must understand, plan for and respond to increased potential for security breaches and higher expectations of its company’s control environment.

BlumShapiro Consulting has developed, evaluated and enhanced the internal control systems of many organizations. Our proven methodology and approach has resulted in effective and efficient compliance-based projects. We understand and work with your team to evaluate and report on the effectiveness of a company’s internal controls. Our approach to can be specifically tailored to meet your needs.

Our Technology Risk Management and Assessment Services Include:

Litigation Support Services

Advisors | Auditors | Consultants | CPAs – BlumShapiro is one of the premier consulting firms in New England and a Top 100 CPA Firm in the U.S. Our professionals serve companies in Boston (MA), Hartford (CT), Cranston (RI), Shelton (CT) and Quincy (MA) with technology consulting, business valuations, litigation support, project management, process & controls and bankruptcy consulting services. We are a Intacct Partner offering accounting software including Cloud ERP solutions. Learn more about our City of the Future offerings.