SOC 2 Audits – Burlington (VT)
SOC 2 Examinations
Burlington and Vermont 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) Audit Report 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 its customers and clients.
Burlington SOC 2 Audits
McKonly & Asbury provides SOC audits to companies in Burlington, Vermont, and beyond. 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 Burlington (VT)
One of the key characteristics of Burlington’s business community is its emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility. The city has long been at the forefront of the environmental movement, with a strong commitment to renewable energy, green initiatives, and conservation efforts. Many businesses in Burlington actively integrate sustainable practices into their operations, whether it’s through energy-efficient technologies, waste reduction measures, or supporting local and organic agriculture. This environmentally conscious mindset has helped shape Burlington’s reputation as a progressive and forward-thinking business community.
Burlington has a diverse mix of industries, with notable sectors including technology, healthcare, education, tourism, and creative industries. The city has seen a surge in technology startups and innovation hubs, driven by the presence of the University of Vermont and its cutting-edge research programs. These startups focus on areas such as software development, clean technology, and e-commerce, contributing to the city’s reputation as a tech-savvy and entrepreneurial hub.
Healthcare is another significant sector in Burlington, with several renowned medical centers, research institutions, and biotech companies in the region. These organizations provide high-quality healthcare services and contribute to advancements in medical research, attracting top talent to the area and fostering innovation in healthcare delivery.
McKonly & Asbury provides SOC 2 Audit services remotely to businesses in Burlington from our Pennsylvania office locations. Interested in learning more about the SOC 2 audit services offered to companies in Burlington and Vermont. Complete the form below and we will follow up with you shortly.