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What is SOC 2 Type II?
There are two types of SOC 2 reports: Type I and Type II.
A Type I report is a point-in-time report that assesses how your security controls are designed.
A SOC 2 Type 2 report examines how well a service organization's system and controls perform over a period of time (typically 3-12 months).
Both report types require an external audit by an AICPA-accredited CPA firm. Organizations that need a SOC 2 report as quickly as possible may opt for a Type I report, which takes less time to complete. However, SOC 2 Type II reports hold more weight with customers and will be necessary for most companies to achieve.