Understanding SOC Services: Organization Control Audits

What are SOC services in relation to service organization control audits? SOC services, in this context, refers to System and Organization Controls (SOC) and the suite of services CPA firms provide for auditing these controls at a service organization. These audits are referred to as SOC audits. There are several different kinds of SOC audits that can be performed and it can be confusing to users when understanding what their options are. In this article, we will provide a roadmap for understanding what SOC services are and the basics of the different SOC audits.