You’ve decided that you want to start your SOC 2 compliance journey. Congratulations! But where do you begin?
Becoming SOC 2 compliant can be a complex process, and there is a lot of information missing about what you have to do exactly to be SOC 2 compliant. Based on our extensive experience, Practical Assurance provides a clear, step-by-step checklist on precisely what it takes for each of our clients to achieve and maintain SOC 2 compliance.
Read on to find out what your custom supercharged SOC 2 compliance checklist from Practical Assurance includes.
The Complexity of SOC 2 Compliance Decoded
It’s no secret that SOC 2 compliance requirements contain a lot of nuance. This means that they’re open to interpretation, which can be a headache when you’re trying to answer them. How do you know how to respond? And what if that’s not good enough for your auditor?
At Practical Assurance, we offer monthly webinars to help decode the complexity of SOC 2 compliance. With years of experience, we’ve developed a philosophy that can help organizations at any stage of maturity answer the requirements properly. Plus, we offer customized help to answer your specific questions on how to remain compliant.
Compliance Recommendation Tailored to Startups and SMBS
Over the years, we’ve learned that the companies with the fewest resources are the ones who have the most room for growth with SOC 2 compliance. We have fine-tuned our recommendations for startups and small- and medium-businesses, so that you won’t miss something because of a one-size-fits-all approach.
At the same time, we give specific recommendations on what tools we’ve found to be the most useful in ensuring compliance. For instance, most of our customers are either on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure for cloud services. We focus our platform recommendations on those two, although our advice is agnostic enough to be applied to any platform.
An In-Depth Consideration of Risk
SOC 2 compliance centers around risks, and those change from organization to organization. Our checklist takes this differing risk into account. We know that the risks faced by small technology startups are often much different from those in large public companies. Our checklists help you focus on the risks that really matter to you.
As an example, infrastructure tends to be much less complex in a small company than an enterprise organization. Your HR onboarding and offboarding processes are probably more straightforward, and you have fewer people involved in your processes overall. This means your company can communicate more easily and adapt to changes more quickly. All of this changes how you approach compliance.
Additional Resources to Guide You to Compliance
On top of the supercharged checklist, Practical Assurance has developed templates and examples for each of our recommendations. This way, you can get up and running even faster because you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
Practical Assurance also partners with a number of different auditor organizations that we have worked with in the past and that we trust we can recommend to you. Since we’ve worked with all of them in the past, we can also anticipate any sticking points they may have and help you address them before the audit gets underway.
At Practical Assurance, we know we offer the lowest cost way to get started with SOC 2 compliance. For as little as $249/month, you can get started with our checklist and process and begin working towards compliance, whether you have an audit scheduled or not. Get in touch today to get started.