SOC for Cybersecurity Readiness Assessment
Demonstrating effective processes and controls are in place to detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from breaches and other security events.
Appropriate for almost any business type, including not-for-profits, SOC for Cybersecurity provides an independent, entity-wide assessment of your organization’s cybersecurity risk management program. It helps you evaluates the effectiveness of existing cybersecurity operations to reduce uncertainty and build resiliency, and because it doesn’t confine you to any particular approach, it also allows for flexibility.
Enabling Cybersecurity Risk Communication
The SOC for Cybersecurity framework enables communication about the effectiveness of cybersecurity risk management programs via three components.
- Criteria for management’s description of an entity’s cybersecurity risk management reporting program.
The management’s description provides transparency regarding the organization’s cybersecurity risk management program. It’s used by CPAs for reporting purposes and provides users of the report with information that can help them understand the entity’s cybersecurity risks and how it manages those risks. Description criteria include considerations on the nature of an entity’s business and operations, factors affecting inherent cybersecurity risk, risk governance and assessment processes, and the monitoring of the cybersecurity program, among other criteria.
- 2017 trust services criteria for security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
These criteria are used by management to evaluate the effectiveness of controls and used by CPAs providing advisory or attestation services to evaluate and report on the effectiveness of controls within the cybersecurity risk management program.
- AICPA guide reporting on an entity’s cybersecurity risk management program and controls.
Attestation guides assist CPAs in examining and reporting on an entity’s cybersecurity risk management program. They also contain information that can assist management in understanding the SOC for Cybersecurity engagement and its responsibilities with respect to the engagement.
CyberSheath SOC for Cybersecurity Readiness Assessment
CyberSheath leverages the AICPA’s SOC for Cybersecurity framework to enable businesses to provide assurance and transparency to customers, investors and leaders about security and risk management. Our assessments are based on our unique Measure Once, Comply Many™ approach, which builds cybersecurity best practices into day-to-day operations to make compliance a natural outcome.