SOC 2 Audits – Atlanta (GA)
SOC 2 Examinations
Atlanta business owners need to ensure sensitive data is protected, especially when it comes to the financial and personal identification information (e.g. social security numbers) of customers and clients. Ensuring there are robust internal controls and cybersecurity policies and practices in place to protect against a breach is essential. Increasingly, many clients and customers are asking their vendors for a Systems Organization Control (SOC 2) AuditReport as a condition for doing business with them, or, in the case of contract renewals, continuing these relationships. A SOC 2 Report is an opinion on the effectiveness and design of an organization’s internal controls that meet the AICPA Trust Services Criteria. In essence, it is a statement verifying the effectiveness of an organization’s risk management efforts to protect the information of their customers and clients.
Atlanta SOC 2 Audits
McKonly & Asbury provides SOC audits to companies in Atlanta and across Georgia. Typically, we work with organizations that use or store sensitive financial and personal data that cybercriminals want. Our clients include data centers, loan servicing companies, insurance companies, medical claims processors, payroll providers, and more. Broadly, any organization that provides services to customers that directly impact the customer’s financial statements would be a candidate for such a report. Service organizations should evaluate their needs along with their customers’ reporting needs prior to determining the type of SOC report that is applicable to their needs. There are two types of SOC 2 audits:
- SOC 2 Type I – A SOC 2 Type I report is an opinion on management’s description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of their design of controls that meet the AICPA’s Trust Service Criteria for Security. It can also address Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and/or Privacy, depending on the requirements of your customers. The report is made up of the auditor’s opinion, management’s assertion on the presentation and design of the controls, a description of the service organization’s systems and controls, and a listing of the organization’s controls. The SOC 2 Type I audit report differs from the SOC Type II in that the former covers ONLY the suitability of the design and addresses ONLY at one specific point in time.
- SOC 2 Type II – A SOC 2 Type II report is an opinion on management’s description of a service organization’s system and the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of controls that meet the AICPA’s Trust Service Criteria for Security. Similar to a SOC 2 Type I, this report can also address Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and/or Privacy, depending on the requirements of your customers. A SOC 2 Type II audit report contains the same core components as a Type I, but Type II is expanded to include the procedures used by the auditor to test the stated controls and the results of such tests over a defined period, rather than a single point in time.
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About Atlanta (GA)
Atlanta is the capital and largest city in Georgia with a population of approximately 500,000 people. It is home to several Fortune 500 companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, and The Home Depot. The city is also a major transportation hub, with the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The city’s location at the intersection of several major highways and rail lines has made it a major distribution center for the southeastern United States.
Atlanta has a diverse cultural scene, with several museums, theaters, and music venues. The High Museum of Art, the Alliance Theatre, and the Fox Theatre are among the city’s most popular cultural institutions. Atlanta is also known for its sports teams, including the Atlanta Braves (MLB), Atlanta Falcons (NFL), and Atlanta Hawks (NBA).
McKonly & Asbury provides SOC 2 Audit services remotely to businesses in Atlanta from our Pennsylvania office locations. Interested in learning more about the SOC 2 audit services offered to companies in Atlanta and across Georgia? Complete the form below and we will follow up with you shortly.