The Evolution of SAS 70 into SOC Reports
See how SAS 70 evolved into a family of SOC reports
Published on August 01, 2012
Service Organization Control (SOC) Reports
Service Organization Control Reports® are internal control reports on the services provided by a service organization. SOC reports provide valuable information users need to assess and address the risks associated with an outsourced service. The AICPA provides tools and resources to CPAs, service organizations and user entities needed to build
Published on October 14, 2014
FAQ Service Organizations Standards and Implementation Guidance
SSAE 16 (and also SAS 70) enables CPAs to provide two types of service auditor’s reports. This document contains questions and answers to help explain the changes resulting from the issuance of SSAE 16...
Published on October 11, 2011
SOC Reports Information for CPAs
The AICPA has introduced SERVICE ORGANIZATION CONTROL REPORTSSM and identified 3 different engagements (SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3) that involve reporting on controls at a service organization.
Published on September 25, 2014
Service Organization Controls (SOC) Reports for Service Organizations
Service Organization Controls (SOC) reports are designed to help service organizations, organizations that operate information systems and provide information system services to other entities, build trust and confidence in their service delivery processes and controls through a report by an independent Certified Public Accountant. Each type of SOC report is designed to help
Published on October 01, 2014
Users and User Entities
Many companies function more efficiently and profitably by outsourcing tasks or entire functions to service organizations that have the personnel, expertise, equipment, or technology to accomplish these tasks or functions. Examples of such services
Published on January 03, 2014
SOC Toolkit for Firms
To help firms navigate this emerging service area, establish a niche practice and help clients, prospects and service organizations understand the benefits of SOC engagements, the AICPA has created a number of free resources and marketing materials in this helpful toolkit.
Published on January 24, 2013
CPA Firms Your Premier Provider for SOC Engagements
CPAs are the premier providers for SOC engagements. This flyer helps explain to clients why a CPA is best suited to provide assurance on service organization controls.
Published on July 31, 2012
Why SOC Reports Are a Marketplace Opportunity for Firms
This helpful case study gives your clients and prospects a real-world example of how Confirmation.com, a secure, online clearinghouse assures its users surrounding the controls it implements to protect the privacy and confidentiality of users’ data.
Published on July 30, 2012
Service Organization Control Reports Flyer
Which SOC report is right for your client? This flyer explains the three types of SOC reports and gives insights into the users who rely on each type of report.
Published on July 31, 2012