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SOC 2 Examinations – North Carolina (NC)

SOC 2 Audits – North Carolina

 

SOC 2 Examinations – North Carolina

North Carolina 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.

North Carolina SOC 2 Audits

McKonly & Asbury provides SOC audits to companies in  North Carolina 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 North Carolina

The North Carolina business community is a diverse and dynamic economic landscape that significantly contributes to the state’s overall prosperity. Nestled in the southeastern United States, North Carolina offers a wide range of industries, a skilled workforce, and strategic advantages that make it an appealing destination for businesses of all sizes.

Manufacturing has long been a bedrock of North Carolina’s economy, with a strong presence in industries such as aerospace, automotive, and furniture production. The state’s central location on the East Coast and its well-developed transportation infrastructure, including ports and highways, facilitate manufacturing and distribution operations.

North Carolina’s technology sector has seen substantial growth, with Research Triangle Park (RTP) serving as a hub for research and innovation. RTP is home to numerous technology companies, research institutions, and startups, fostering a culture of technological advancement and entrepreneurship.

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McKonly & Asbury provides SOC 2 Audit services remotely to businesses in North Carolina from our Pennsylvania office locations. Interested in learning more about the SOC 2 audit services offered to companies in North Carolina?  Complete the form below, and we will follow up with you shortly.

 

 

 

 

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