What is a Comprehensive Assessment?

A SOC 2 audit report provides a comprehensive assessment of an organization’s security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy profiles, in line with the requirements of the SOC Trust Services Criteria (TSC). These are the foundation of the System and Organization Controls (SOC) framework developed and overseen by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

To achieve and sustain continuous compliance, you and your auditor should actually conduct two comprehensive assessments, one before your audit and another when preparing your audit report. Your pre-audit assessment will help you identify and address any missing controls or other challenges that could impede your progress toward SOC 2 compliance.

How Trustero Can Help

Trustero Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is cloud-based, easy-to-use compliance automation software. It is designed to simplify SOC 2 audit readiness and enable continuous compliance. The Trustero solution also includes multiple features that can aid and improve your comprehensive assessments.

Trustero CaaS includes auditor-approved controls and auditor-vetted policy templates. It performs automated evidence gathering and validity testing and provides AI-powered recommendations for manual evidence gathering and testing. In addition, it integrates with leading Software as a Service (SaaS) tools and platforms. These features can help “jump-start” alignment with your auditor’s requirements for assessment, as well as audit preparation and execution.

Trustero Compliance as a Service also continuously monitors your technology infrastructure, and automatically provides notifications if and when elements fall out of compliance. The Trustero solution can also produce reports on the compliance status and audit readiness of your environment, regularly and on demand. These features can help make your assessments more comprehensive and accurate. They also enable continuous compliance with SOC 2, before, during, and after every assessment and audit.

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