Build Trust and Confidence with Your Customers, Partners, and Board of Directors
The AICPA recently released guidelines for the SOC for Cybersecurity. This examination provides organizations with a framework for communicating about the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management program to build trust and confidence. A SOC for Cybersecurity will not only provide you with useful information for decision-making about your cybersecurity risk management program, but also help you communicate the level of security you are providing to your client’s for their peace of mind.
Through our SOC for Cybersecurity service, we will perform an examination of management’s description of the cybersecurity program for your operations. This process involves performing a readiness assessment of your cybersecurity program along with performing a cybersecurity risk assessment using the established NIST framework. This process will help you to answer three main questions: (1) What are our risks? (2) How are we addressing cybersecurity? (3) How are we communicating security to our clients?
What are our risks?
We will help you identify specific cyber risks through a customized risk assessment for cybersecurity using the NIST framework.
- Review policies and procedures
- Interview process owners and stakeholders
- Review IT systems and risk factors
How are we addressing cybersecurity?
Our review of your cybersecurity program will include:
- Cybersecurity Risk Management Program Objectives
- Cybersecurity Risk Governance Structure
- Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Process
- Cybersecurity Control Processes
How are we communicating security to our clients?
You are able to leverage the SOC for Cybersecurity to communicate your control over your cybersecurity and IT environment.
The SOC for Cybersecurity will:
Provide a third party, independent and objective look at your cyber program
Promote transparency, accountability, and focus
Enhance board and executive understanding of cyber risks
Uncover IT risk areas