SOC 2 Audits – Cheyenne (WY)
SOC 2 Examinations
Cheyenne and Wyoming 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.
Cheyenne SOC 2 Audits
McKonly & Asbury provides SOC audits to companies in Cheyenne, Wyoming 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 Cheyenne (WY)
Cheyenne’s business community is deeply rooted in its western heritage and frontier spirit. The city has a rich history as a center for ranching, agriculture, and transportation. Today, while these industries still hold significance, Cheyenne has diversified its economy and embraced new opportunities in various sectors.
One of the key sectors driving the Cheyenne business community is energy. Wyoming is known as the “Energy Capital of the Nation,” and Cheyenne benefits from its proximity to vast reserves of coal, natural gas, and wind energy. The city is home to energy companies involved in exploration, production, and distribution, supporting both traditional and renewable energy sources. This sector provides job opportunities and contributes to the state’s energy independence.
Cheyenne’s business landscape also includes manufacturing, transportation, logistics, and aerospace industries. The city hosts manufacturing facilities that produce a wide range of products, including machinery, metal goods, and food processing. As a transportation and logistics hub, Cheyenne benefits from its strategic location along major highways and rail lines, facilitating the movement of goods across the region. Additionally, Cheyenne’s close ties to the nearby F.E. Warren Air Force Base have spurred the growth of the aerospace industry, with companies specializing in defense, aviation, and space-related activities.
McKonly & Asbury provides SOC 2 Audit services remotely to businesses in Cheyenne from our Pennsylvania office locations. Interested in learning more about the SOC 2 audit services offered to companies in Cheyenne and Wyoming. Complete the form below and we will follow up with you shortly.