“Often times, our clients’ customers are asking for an audit and our clients don’t know whether to deliver a SOC 1/SSAE 16 or SOC 2 audit,” states Scott Price. “Therefore, we wish to provide guidance to companies and assist them in choosing the right audi
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 08, 2015
A-lign, a national security, assurance, and compliance solutions firm, will be presenting an informative and educational webinar titled, “SSAE 16 or SOC 2? Knowing what path is right for your company.” A common question clients ask A-lign is whether they need a SOC 1/SSAE 16 or SOC 2 audit. Seeing the need for more education regarding these audits, Scott Price, Managing Partner, and Steve Simmons, Managing Consultant, will explain them in detail and give real-world examples regarding their applicability.
“Often times, our clients’ customers are asking for an audit and our clients don’t know whether to deliver a SOC 1/SSAE 16 or SOC 2 audit,” states Scott Price. “Therefore, we wish to provide guidance to companies and assist them in choosing the right audit for their needs.” How a company operates and the kind of data it protects determines which audit is needed. SOC1/SSAE 16 involves the auditing of internal controls over financial reporting while SOC 2 audits focuses on operational controls at a company which do not affect the financial reporting of their customers. Deeper still, there are Type 1 and Type 2 versions of the both these audits. Understandably, there can be confusion on which one is right for a particular situation. Join Scott and Steve during A-lign’s webinar to:
- Understanding a SOC 1/SSAE 16 audit
- The advantages & disadvantages of a SOC1/SSAE 16
- Understanding a SOC 2 audit
- The advantages & disadvantages of a SOC 2
- Answering the question, "Which audit should I undergo?"
Both Scott and Steve have extensive backgrounds in providing SOC audits. A former “Big 4” executive, Scott was responsible for providing financial statement audits and risk consulting services. He has performed over 2,000 SOC reviews and was the co-founder and President of SAS 70 Solutions. Scott is heavily involved in the formation of the accounting and auditing profession, has served as the FICPA Chair of the Board of Governors, and developed the class curriculum for the AICPA’s SOC School. A former Manager at Brightline CPAs, Steve has performed over 300 SOC reviews and is well-versed in performing SOC 1/SSAE 16, SOC 2, ISO 27001, FISMA, and HIPAA/HITECH engagements. Steve has provided professional services to companies of all sizes, including Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies.
REGISTER NOW AT https://cc.readytalk.com/r/pbhpevo5dpou&eom for the webinar and gain valuable insight into SOC 1/SSAE 16 and SOC 2 audits and learn which one is right for your company.
About: A-lign is a full service security and compliance solutions firm with extensive experience in providing: SOC 1: SSAE 16 Examinations, ISO 27001 Certifications, PCI DSS Assessment Services, SOC 2: AT 101 Services, FedRAMP Security Assessments, FISMA Security Assessments, HIPAA and HITECH Services, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments. A-lign is a licensed CPA firm, QSAC, accredited ISO 27001 certification body and accredited FedRAMP 3PAO.