SOC for Cybersecurity

What is SOC for Cybersecurity?

It is an independent examination of an entity’s cybersecurity risk management program following the standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

What is a cybersecurity risk management program? 

It is a set of policies, processes, and controls designed to protect information and systems from security events that could compromise the achievement of the entity’s cybersecurity objectives and to detect, respond to, mitigate, and recover from, on a timely basis, security events that were not prevented.

Why should you consider a Cybersecurity examination?  

Stakeholders, including governing boards, senior management, and shareholders request information on the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management programs.  An attestation examination of the cybersecurity risk management program provides a report addressing the concerns of stakeholders.  Successful completion of the examination adds confidence to those charged with governance and those managing sensitive electronic assets that risks are mitigated to the extent possible. 

What Cybersecurity Services does Arnett CarbisToothman provide?

Readiness Assessment.  Our professionals perform a readiness assessment evaluating your risk management program in comparison to a defined framework, such as the applicable trust services criteria or the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), with the goal of providing management with observations and recommendations to enhance your cybersecurity risk management program and prepare for a cybersecurity attestation examination and report.

SOC for Cybersecurity Examination and Reporting.  Our professionals complete the SOC for Cybersecurity examination and attestation reporting using the criteria from a defined framework, which can be provided to key stakeholders.

Contact an ACT Advisor

For more information, contact your Arnett Carbis Toothman advisor or one of these trusted advisors.

G. Lane Ellis CPA, CISA, CVA, ABV, CGMA lane.ellis@actcpas.com
Chris Joseph CPA, CISA, CRISC, CITP chris.joseph@actcpas.com
Lisa Stover CPA, CITP, CISA, CGMA lisa.stover@actcpas.com