ALERT: New SOC 2 Trust Service Criteria

Are you looking for information about the new changes to the SOC 2 standards? Few reports have been issued under the new guidance, and many companies are seeking clarification on how and when their control systems and descriptions will be affected. Main changes The...

How to be SOC ready!

by Andrew Wan, CPA, CFE   More and more customers are requesting service organizations to obtain a Service Organization Control (SOC) audit in order be qualified to become their vendors. When such requests are received, how does a service organization prepare for a...

Introduction of SSAE 18 and its Impact on SOC Audits

Introduction The Auditing Standards Board (ASB) released the new Attestation Standards, Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 18 (SSAE 18), which replaces all previous SSAEs including SSAE 16 except for Chapter 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis”, of SSAE...