What Is A Statement of Applicability (SoA)?

A Statement of Applicability (SoA) details the specifics of an organization’s information security management system (ISMS). It also compares these to the complete set of 35 control objectives and 114 comprehensive controls in ISO 27001 Annex A. This comparison also includes the justification for the organization’s choices of which controls to include in and exclude from its ISMS configuration.

According to ISACA, a leading global community of technology professionals, the SoA is “the main link between risk assessment” and risk management, and is therefore “a requirement” for ISMS implementations.

How Trustero Can Help

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

The Trustero platform includes auditor-approved controls and auditor-vetted policy templates. Trustero CaaS also performs automated evidence gathering and validity testing. And it provides AI-powered recommendations for manual evidence gathering and testing. These features help ease and speed SOC 2 audits and reports. They can help do the same for SoA completion.

Trustero Compliance as a Service also integrates with leading Software as a Service (SaaS) tools and platforms. In addition, the Trustero solution constantly monitors your technology infrastructure and can notify administrators when an element falls out of SOC 2 compliance. Regular and on-demand reports of your compliance posture help you achieve and sustain continued compliance. These and other features enable consistent access to accurate, up-to-date information about your environment. This helps you and your auditor deliver accurate, comprehensive, credible, and timely SoAs and other compliance-related documentation quickly and consistently.

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