Through the years auditing standards for service organizations have evolved from SAS-70 to SSAE-16 and now the current SSAE-18. The significant changes to the standard(s) were designed to address changes in the way organizations conduct business, specifically the use of systems and services in the cyber world or "public network". As such, the AICPA has been progressive in establishing guidance to practicing CPA's to attest on an organizations control environment. The end result is to provide an attestation, by an independent party, that provides report users valuable information regarding the organization control environment.
SOC reports have become a valuable resource for customers (current and future), business partners, and key stakeholders that work with a service organization. The need to prepare and conduct the SOC assessment has become a necessary certification for many service organizations. Finding that "right" CPA firm to conduct your assessment and provide guidance is of great importance. That's where 1st Secure Compliance can help. 1st Secure Compliance is an exclusive provider of SOC services and is laser focused on providing exceptional service to help your organization work towards certification.