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SOC 2 Audit Readiness Assessment and Remediation Service

SOC 2 Audit Readiness Assessment and Remediation Service

SKU: 4931
Authors: IT Governance Consultancy
Format: Consultancy

The SOC 2 consultancy is designed to help service organisations prepare for a SOC 2 audit via our readiness assessment and remediation consultancy.

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Full project pricing is dependent on the size and complexity of the organisation and the level of assistance required.



A SOC 2 Audit Readiness Assessment is a report focused on the Trust Services Principles (TSP) controls – security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy – implemented at cloud service organisations. As its name implies, the SOC 2 readiness assessment report evaluates the state of readiness of the organisation seeking the audit assurance. In other words, we assess the suitability of the TSP risk-mitigating controls in relation to the service they offer.

Conversely, the SOC 2 Remediation Consultancy, while similar in scope to the readiness assessment, differs in that it highlights the corrective action the organisation must take with respect to its security controls before seeking a SOC 2 audit assurance.

The SOC 2 Audit

A SOC 2 Audit assurance can only be performed by an independent certified public accountant (CPA) or duly recognised accountancy organisation who is regulated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

CPA organisations may employ non-CPA professionals with relevant information technology and security skills to participate in preparing for a SOC audit, but the final report must be provided and issued by a CPA. A successful SOC audit carried out by a certified CPA permits the service organisation to use the AICPA logo on its website.

The SOC 2 audit report provides assurance about the suitability of the design and effectiveness of the service organisation’s controls to its clients, management and user entities. The report is generally restricted-use for existing or prospective clients.


Scope of Work

IT Governance can help your organisation throughout the entire SOC preparation, remediation, testing and reporting process.

  • 1. Readiness assessment
    Our expert cyber security consultants are experienced in helping organisations prepare for audit having obtained certification from the NCSC and Crown Commercial Service Suppliers.
    • IT Governance will identify and advise on the SOC audit best suited to your organisation.
    • The readiness assessment results in a detailed report that identifies any shortfalls and provides a roadmap for compliance. (Please see service description table above.)
    • The SOC readiness assessment includes advice on a suitable audit scope and content of the service or system description and identifying which of the TSP and controls mitigate your key risks.

  • 2. Remediation
    Once the shortfalls have been identified, IT Governance can help you remediate them. We can assist with audit scoping, compiling the system or service description, risk assessment, control selection, and defining control effectiveness measurements and metrics. (Please see service description table above.)
  • 3. Testing and reporting
    IT Governance has partnered with a leading AICPA- and PCAOB-registered CPA audit organisation based in the US that will apply a proven methodology to perform the required testing and reporting.

Benefits of a SOC 2 Audit

  • The audit is tailored to your organisation’s core business objectives and requirements.
  • Establishes trust with clients, investors and board of directors by providing an independent audit.
  • Identifies and corrects inefficiencies.
  • Expands your business capabilities to the Public Sector.
  • Provides transparency into how the organisation controls and manages risk.
  • Reduces overall organisational and cyber risk.
  • Improves cyber resilience.
  • Lowers the cost cyber insurance premiums.
  • Reduces impact and response times from incidents.
  • Additional services such as penetration testing can also be provided.


Who is it designed for?

SOC 2 audits are primarily targeted at any organisation that provides services to other client organisations. Consequently, the client company may solicit the service organisation to provide an assurance audit report, particularly if confidential or private data is being entrusted to the service provider.

Many organisations offer and provide a wide range of cloud-based services that include private financial and medical information. If your organisation provides cloud services, a SOC 2 audit report will go a long way in establishing trust and credibility with a customer and stakeholders.

IT Governance can facilitate the audit process and put the client in contact with our partners, who can then deliver the audit at a fraction of the costs demanded by the Big Four accounting firms.

The SOC audit process involves:

  • Reviewing the audit scope
  • Developing a project plan
  • Testing controls for design and/or operating effectiveness
  • Documenting the results
  • Delivering and communicating the client report


Free Resources

We have a complete set of products and services, including information and advice, penetration testing, consultancy, audits, books, toolkits, training and staff awareness for IT governance, risk management, cyber security, compliance and data protection. This means you can get whatever you need for your project in one place.


How we can help you

IT Governance is duly certified as a Crown Commercial Service Supplier for SOC 2 readiness assessment and remediation. We are also an NCSC-certified consultancy.

For a SOC 2 audit, we can help you prepare by:

  • Reviewing your current IT status, perform a gap analysis, and recommend suitable controls and technical measures
  • Performing a readiness assessment and/or remediation consultancy
  • Conducting project and audit scoping
  • Specifying the system or service description based on your core business objectives
  • Defining the TSPs relevant to your core business
  • Performing a risk assessment and controls selection
  • Designing and documenting controls
  • Monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of the selected controls
  • Recommending a qualified CPA partner to prepare the SOC 2 report

IT Governance specialises in the field of international management standards, IT governance, cyber security, cyber incident response (CIR) management, risk management and compliance.

Our professional services team has a wealth of consultancy skills and technical expertise. This multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience means we can help you achieve your project objectives wherever you are in the world.


IT Governance will provide all the support you need

Get started with a SOC 2 audit assessment today with support from IT Governance. Call us on +44 (0)333 800 7000, or emailing


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