The SOC 1/SSAE 18 was released by the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) providing assurance regarding the controls at a service organization relevant to the user entities’ internal control over financial reporting. This standard superseded the SSAE 16 report on May 1, 2017. Stephanie Oyler, a Managing Consultant at A-LIGN, highlights the three main changes outlined in SSAE 18, how to prepare for a SOC 1/SSAE 18 assessment, and a list of FAQs.

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Any SSAE 16 report with an opinion dated on or after May 1, 2017, will be issued under the new SSAE 18 standard. But what does it mean for SSAE 16 engagements that your organization has previously conducted? SOC Manager, Stephanie Oyler, discusses how the upcoming change will affect your organization, address how to gain efficiencies through your audit, and observe the differences between SSAE 16 and SOC 1/SSAE 18.

Join Stephanie as she covers the following topics:

  • How to prepare for your upcoming SSAE 18 assessment
  • What are the differences between SOC 1, SSAE 16 and SSAE 18
  • How to use SSAE 18 to improve your risk posture

Organizations are constantly asking A-LIGN’s experienced assessors about the audit options that make sense for their organization. During this webinar, Managing Consultant, Stephanie Oyler, takes an in-depth look at the differences between SOC 1 and SOC 2, highlights which SOC audit applies to different organizational situations, and explains how to leverage SOC audits within your existing compliance framework.

Join Stephanie as she covers the following topics:

  • Reviewing the differences between SOC 1/SSAE 16 and SOC 2 audits
  • Evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of each type of SOC audit
  • Deciding which SOC audit is right for your organization
  • Pairing SOC audits with the rest of your compliance framework

While you theoretically cannot fail a SOC examination, there are SOC reports that have control design or operating deficiencies, which result in the audit report opinion to be modified or qualified. In this whitepaper, A-LIGN Managing Consultant, Sue Wells explains the different reasons why this could happen.

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Chief Executive Officer, Scott Price and Director of Compliance, Steve Simmons take a comprehensive look at‪ SOC1/SSAE 16 and SOC 2 audits, the advantages, and disadvantages of each, and answer the question of undergoing an SSAE 16 or SOC 2.

Join Scott and Steve as they cover the following topics:

  • Overview of SOC 1 and SOC 2
  • SAS 70 to SOC1/SSAE 16
  • Outline Trust Service Principles
  • Relevant companies for both audits

This webinar aims to assist organizations in reducing audit impact by aligning PCI DSS, SOC 1 & 2 requirements with guidance on how to better prepare for, schedule, and undergo audits from external auditors. Through its partnership with A-lign Security, A-lign™ CPAs is positioned well to jointly offer SSAE 16 and SOC 2 services to companies. A-lign Security is a Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC) and can provide PCI Compliance services alongside A-lign™ CPAs performance of SSAE 16 and SOC 2 audit services.

This webinar discusses the following topics:

  • Compliance requirements
  • Overlapping in the requirements
  • Ways to leverage the overlap