SOC 2 – Ask Your Questions

What are the top questions about SOC 2? What are the question we get asked the most? What are you getting yourself into?  What is SOC 2, really? Get inside your customers’s head!

Topics in this webinar include:

  • Top misunderstood concepts about SOC 2
  • Remove the confusion around SOC 2
  • How to navigate misinformed conversations about SOC 2

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Hacking SOC 2

What are the common ways companies try to cheat SOC 2? Why doesn’t it work? What are the hacks you can deploy? What’s the difference? Get inside your auditors head!

Topics in this webinar include:

  • Less known SOC 2 hacks and workarounds
  • Common shortcut pitfalls
  • What makes an auditor nervous and what gives them confidence
  • Get inside your auditor head!

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SOC 2 Communications

Why is there a whole criteria on communication? What are the three sub-criteria? What is considered “Relevant Information”? What are the key tactical things I must do, that many miss, to be compliant?

Topics in this webinar include:

  • Understand a foundational aspect of SOC 2
  • Conceptual understanding of the communication requirements
  • Key tasks that can’t be missed
  • Get inside your auditor head!

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Building a SOC 2 Cadence

What does SOC 2 look like on an ongoing basis? What’s the cadence? How do I set it up for success and get back to my “job”? What does my auditor expect to see after the fact?

Topics in this webinar include:

  • The key monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual activities
  • What a typical SOC 2 calendar looks like
  • Good evidence strategies
  • Get inside your auditor head!

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Doing SOC 2 Remote

Why is now the best time to start working on SOC 2? What does SOC 2 preparation look like remotely? What are the advantages and what do I need to know to be successful? What will an auditor have to say?

Topics in this webinar include:

  • How to get started
  • How to gain momentum
  • How to build your team
  • How to structure the project
  • How to accelerate the implementation

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The SOC 2 Mindset

What is SOC 2 preparation and compliance really like? Is it a set of configurations and security tools? Is it a bunch of documentation we haven’t created yet? Is it something we do? What if the most important thing about SOC 2 isn’t those at all?

Topics in this webinar include:

  • How to keep the main thing the main thing
  • Set yourself up for success
  • How to communicate with ALL stake holders
  • Get inside your auditor head!

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Breaking SOC 2 Roadblocks

How do you deal with the inevitable “impossible” requirement for your organization? What are some common pain points and ways to get around them? How can a risk perspective rescue the conversation? What will be your auditors perspective?

Topics in this webinar include:

  • The good and poor way to approach compliance disagreement
  • Using risk assessment to make your argument
  • Top compensating control strategies
  • Get inside your auditor head!

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Making SOC 2 Hindsight in 2020

What is best practice prioritization for SOC 2 preparation? What are the top lessons learned from 2019? What are the “gotchas” to avoid? Which criteria require implementation and additional budget? What kind of total budget will I need?

Topics in this webinar include:

  • Prioritized approach for SOC 2 readiness
  • The top 4 audit deficiencies
  • List of common technology expenses
  • Get inside your auditor head!

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SOC 2 System Description

What are the Descriptive Criteria for SOC 2? Why do I have to write the description?  What are the minimum requirements? What else can I include? What will an auditor expect to see?

Topics in this webinar include:

  • Understand the 2018 SOC 2 Description Criteria
  • Know the minimum requirements
  • Take advantage of the marketing opportunity
  • Don’t be caught off guard, this will take time!

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SOC 2 Subservice Organizations

What is a Subservice Organization? A vendor that provides services and controls directly relevant to the service undergoing an audit. Usually a key-component of the service you provide; Processes customer data; Stores customer data; Most relied-upon vendors

Topics in this webinar include:

  • How to identify subservice organizations
  • How to monitor and evaluate
  • What to expect during a SOC 2 audit

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