Completing an AICPA SOC 2 audit can give your customers a new level of trust and respect for your business – but going through an information security audit is no small feat. Knowing what to expect at each stage of the audit process can help you better prepare and reduce the level of stress involved. 

What happens during a SOC 2 audit? How long does an audit take? What are the typical costs? 

This section will provide clarity around how a SOC 2 audit is completed so that when you go through one, you’ll know exactly what to expect. 

SOC 2 Type 1 vs Type 2

Make sense of Type 1 vs Type 2 SOC reports so you can decide which one is right for your cybersecurity needs.

The SOC 2 Audit Process

What happens during a SOC 2 audit? Decode the SOC 2 audit process, from scoping your organization controls and selecting your Trust Services Criteria to finding your auditor. 

How Long Does a SOC 2 Audit Take?

How long does it take to get a SOC 2 report? Read a breakdown of the audit timeline and see where you can streamline.

How Much Does a SOC 2 Audit Cost?

Review the average costs of a typical Type I and Type IISOC 2 audit, from readiness assessments to auditor costs. 

Who Performs a SOC 2 Audit?

Find out who can conduct a SOC 2 audit and get tips for selecting a qualified CPA firm. 

SOC 2 Audit Frequency

How often will your service organization need to renew your SOC 2 audit report? Learn more about how frequently you’ll need to undergo an audit.