and Build Trust
As a potential barrier to entry, your customers want to know that you have taken all necessary measures to protect the sensitive data processed by your service. Build, manage, and assess your cybersecurity program as well as complete your SOC 2 audit faster – all from a single platform.
Quality SOC 2 Reports from SOC 2 Experts
Receive guidance, advice, and quality reporting from a team that includes a co-author of the AICPA SOC 2 Guide. Take advantage of our experience leading over 500 SOC 2 examinations. The ByteChek methodology is a technically accurate and security-focused approach that allows for a SOC 2 report that can be used as a security differentiator against your competitors.
If you can’t tell by now, we love SOC 2
This passion for SOC 2 translates to the way we perform our services.
Leveraging the power of the ByteChek SaaS Assessment Platform, quickly obtain the “answers to the test” for your upcoming SOC 2 Examination - without auditors. Our platform does the heavy lifting with automated mitigation strategies and actionable recommendations for every gap identified.
The SOC 2 Type 1 tests that you remediated gaps from the readiness assessment and that your controls are suitably designed. This “point-in-time” attestation report is dated when your control environment is ready. Besides showing your customers you are ready, our goal during the Type 1 assessment is to prepare you for a smooth and efficient Type 2.
This is what matters, what you came here for, and based on your completed readiness and SOC 2 Type 1, you’re ready. The reporting period on your SOC 2 Type 2 begins when your cybersecurity program is the strongest - the day after the report date of your Type 1. Your annual assessment will be anywhere from 3-12 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
I read that the most important part of SOC 2 is the pre-audit phase, is that true?
Don’t get us wrong. Pre-audit is important. But collecting evidence and remediating gaps is just the beginning. The reporting process with your independent CPA firm is just as important – possibly more important. Our experience in this industry taught us how important reporting is, which is why our affiliate and independently owned CPA firm, ByteChek Assurance exists. The ByteChek Assurance team can perform your SOC 2 examination seamlessly and efficiently utilizing the ByteChek SaaS Assessment platform eliminating the back and forth with auditors that don’t understand the compliance automation tool you’re using.
What does the industry say about CPA firms working with SaaS platforms like ByteChek?
In short, they’re OK with it. The industry calls this relationship “the use of an IT specialist.” Formal language states that “The auditor should evaluate whether the auditor’s specialist has the necessary competence, capabilities, and objectivity for the auditor’s purposes. In the case of an auditor’s external specialist, the evaluation of objectivity should include inquiry regarding interests and relationships that may create a threat to the objectivity of the auditor’s specialist. (AU-C 620.09).”
I love the ByteChek platform, but ByteChek Assurance isn’t my preferred CPA firm, can I use someone else?
Of course. You can and should choose the CPA firm you want to work with and are comfortable with.
If I use ByteChek Assurance, am I guaranteed a “clean” report?
No, we guarantee we will perform our examination in accordance with AICPA standards and report on any deviations identified.