• SOC for Cybersecurity

Trust through communication. 

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise for organizations of all sizes and in all industries. With concern growing among stakeholders, there’s building pressure for companies to prove they have effective controls in place. Businesses need to be able to detect and mitigate cyber breaches that have the potential to disrupt business operations, damage their brand, and cause significant financial losses.
 
To address these concerns, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has developed a cybersecurity risk management reporting framework that helps organizations communicate the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management programs to their senior management teams and boards of directors. Designed to enhance public trust in entity-prepared communications about the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management programs, the System and Organization Controls (SOC) for Cybersecurity reporting framework provides a standard method for reporting enterprise-wide cybersecurity risk management.
 
Using the AICPA criteria and guidance to identify deficiencies in controls, BDO’s team of highly skilled advisors helps clients strengthen their cybersecurity risk management programs in preparation for attestation. We assess the current state of an organization’s cyber program, conduct a risk assessment and gap analysis, identify key risk areas, and recommend remediation strategies that align with SOC for Cybersecurity attestation standards.
 
Our assurance professionals provide attestation services and conduct cybersecurity risk management examinations in accordance with AICPA standards, providing an opinion on the entity’s description of its efforts and the effectiveness of its controls.
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