Advisory

SSAE 21 Readiness Assessment

If your organization is intending to go through a SOC 1 /  SSAE 21, SOC 2 or SOC 3 examination for the first time, you may want to consider starting with a readiness assessment.  This is one of our services intended to help your organization get ready and set itself up for being well prepared for a successful examination. As part of the readiness assessment, we perform a thorough assessment of your organization’s controls, in light of the SOC 1 / SSAE 21, SOC 2 or 3 standards.  Our approach gives you a realistic understanding of the rigor to be expected during the audit itself.  This is the best preparation for any organization as it will provide the most real-world experience of what the audit examination will be like.

The readiness assessment results in a Findings and Recommendations report detailing gaps identified from the testing procedures and provides industry best practice recommendations for remediating the identified gaps.

Readiness assessments will most often necessitate a period of time after completion and prior to the audit examination for remediation of the gaps identified.  These subtle but important details are all taken into consideration during the readiness assessment and audit planning stage.