What does an SOC audit provide?
Have you received questions from your (potential) customers or other stakeholders to prove that you manage your most important IT risks in the context of the financial audit or cybersecurity? With a SOC audit you prove that you have designed and implemented controls to manage the security risks related to your services. Depending on your situation, one of the following SOC audits is suitable.
SOC 1 / ISAE 3402 audit
With a SOC 1 audit, also known as ISAE 3402 audit, you can demonstrate that you have implemented controls to manage the risks associated with your services and are relevant to the financial statement of your customers. The SOC 1/ISAE 3402 audit is suitable for outsourced services that affect the processing of financial transactions.
In a SOC 1 audit the control framework is not predefined. Qbit determines jointly with you which control framework is appropriate for your situation. We align with control frameworks that are common in your industry, such as CobIT or ISO 27001. We also offer standard control frameworks such as audits based on the ICT security guidelines of the NCSC or NIST. The report is intended for (accountants of) client organisations.
Read more about an ISAE 3402 audit by Qbit.
SOC 2 audit
A SOC 2 audit provides assurance on controls that affect the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of customer data processed by a service organisation.
In the SOC 2 audit the standard framework for the relevant aspects of the audit is predefined. The report is intended for client organisations of the service organisation.
SOC 3 audit
A SOC 3 audit is equivalent to a SOC 2 audit, except for the final report. The report is less detailed and may be distributed without restrictions.
The design of a SOC audit
Our approach starts by determining which SOC audit is appropriate for your situation. We then determine the scope of the audit: the purpose of the audit and the desired depth (design, existence and/ or operation). To give you the control and to go through the audit efficiently, you carry out a self-assessment. This provides you with insight into the extent to which you achieve the selected control objectives of the standard framework. Another core value in our approach is that, along the way, we inform you about findings and necessary improvements. A Qbit audit provides you with insight of your improvement potential.
Qbit believes an assessment of the technical controls should be part of the audit. Our certified ethical hackers test the relevant technical checks. If necessary, we support you to structurally solve the detected vulnerabilities.
The audit is performed by qualified and certified IT-auditors (RE and / or CISA).
Benefits of a SOC audit by Qbit:
- We translate the need for assurance from your customers point of view.
- One single point of contact for all steps
- Qbit makes the audit more than just an obligation