Achieve Seamless SOC Compliance with RiskOptics

  • Navigate SOC 1 and SOC 2 audits confidently with RiskOptics’ comprehensive solutions.
  • Elevate organizational credibility and foster trust by consistently adhering to recognized global ISO standards.
  • Leverage our expertise to protect customer data and gain a competitive edge.

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These brands rely on our award-winning platform

  • slack
  • jetBlue
  • Chobani
  • 23andMe
  • AARP
  • sprinklr

SOC Audits: Strengthening Your Business Trust

In today's digital age, ensuring the security and integrity of customer data is paramount. SOC audits, developed by the AICPA, provide that assurance, focusing on key areas like cybersecurity controls and vendor risk management.

  • Differentiate between SOC 1's focus on financial data and SOC 2's emphasis on cybersecurity.
  • Understand the significance of the five trust services criteria in SOC 2 audits.
  • Recognize the value of both Type I and Type II SOC 2 audits for your business.

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RiskOptics ZenGRC: Your Ultimate SOC Compliance Partner

Dive deep into the capabilities of our integrated ZenGRC platform, designed to simplify and streamline your SOC compliance journey, ensuring you're always audit-ready.

  • User-friendly dashboards offer real-time insights into prioritized risks and compliance status.
  • Centralized repository ensures all your audit-ready documentation is organized and accessible.
  • Universal Control Mapping optimizes compliance by addressing multiple requirements seamlessly.

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"As we expand our use of ZenGRC, the business value is only going to increase, earning its keep as a strategic asset that's critical to our operations."
Thomas Clark - Mixpanel
"ZenGRC was easy to use, it matched our model for how things ought to be linked & had all the compliance programs we needed. I didn’t find another solution that even came close."
William Dougherty - Omada Health CISO

SOC Requirements At a Glance

Your specific SOC requirements will vary depending on whether you are seeking attestation for SOC 1, SOC 2, or SOC 3. Regardless of the standard, however, the key to a successful SOC audit is preparation.

Before your formal audit, you should spend ample reviewing your compliance requirements and have supporting documentation that validates your efforts.

Here are a few tips from our guide to SOC compliance:

SOC Compliance Audit Checklist


Establish your goals.
What is the scope of your audit? It’s crucial to understand what requirements pertain to your business, what level or type of certification you want and how the requirements apply to your existing sensitive data and systems


Conduct a risk assessment and implement the appropriate remediation and security controls.
In addition to understanding which data is sensitive and should be safeguarded, you should consider security measures such as user access controls, strong passwords, firewalls and two-factor authentication (2FA) for sign-on.


Organize your materials.
The next step is to prepare the documents and correspondence that validate the effectiveness of your security controls.


Conduct a self-audit.
Before submitting your organization for an official audit, it’s important to assure that you’re ready. Otherwise, you face excessive costs associated with applying for a new audit after failing your first. If you can show the assessor conducting your official audit that you’ve remediated any potential compliance issues or are in the process of doing so, your organization will be well on its way to achieving official attestation.


Get help if you need it.
Let’s face it: Between the various types of SOC compliance, the various trust principles, and the different types of audits, SOC certification can be overwhelming. Moreover, SOC 2 (the most commonly sought SOC audit) is a complex framework that changes frequently. So it’s important to get the help you need to achieve compliance and satisfy stakeholders.