67%

faster-time-to-audit on average with Thoropass as your single source of truth

100%

of your SOC 2 security stance managed in one, comprehensive platform

One audit, multiple frameworks

Future-proof your data security posture with a single SOC 2 audit that sets the foundation for additional certifications

Thoropass’s efficient process and AI-infused technology offer you the automation and auditor-approved integrations that matter most to pursue SOC 2 and prepare for other frameworks you may want down the line—like SOC 1, HITRUST, PCI DSS, and more—in a single platform.

How it works

Go from 0 to SOC 2 audit with unique features and pre-built integrations

Policy templates, auditor-approved custom controls, monitors, integrations, and more. With everything you need to build a robust security program, Thoropass has your back.

SCOPING
Get a detailed scoping document

Based on your auditor’s extensive experience with SOC 2, our experts deliver a detailed scoping document, organized for efficiency, that lists only the work required for your audit.

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ONBOARDING
Get started and get integrated

Expedite implementation of your SOC 2 compliance journey with a customized task list specifically organized for peak efficiency by Thoropass’s in-house auditors and compliance experts.

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IMPLEMENTATION
Smart automation streamlines your SOC 2 journey

Get up and running with auditor-approved security controls, monitors, and pre-built integrations based on the unique security measures you require for your audit.

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AUDIT
Closed-loop audit solution

Our audit is completed by one of our in-house auditors for the most efficient and predictable path to your SOC 2 attestation—with full visibility every step of the way.

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Take the friction out of SOC 2

Start your SOC 2 journey with Thoropass.

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More SOC 2 Resources

Everything you need to know to leverage it for your business

From best practices to guides to checklists, we have you covered.

UNPARALLED EXPERTISE
Meet the experts

Thoropass experts are with you from Day 1

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SOC 2 as a Strategic Business Generator
Guide
Unlocking business growth with SOC 2

Learn how achieving SOC 2 can help you win deals and future-proof your business.

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QUIZ
Which framework(s) are best for your business?

Take the free quiz to find your best path to comprehensive compliance.

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SOC 2 Audit Checklist
CHECKLIST
Get SOC 2 ready

Use this checklist to ensure you have all your ducks in a row before pursuing SOC 2

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Frequently Asked Questions

SOC 2 is an objective, third-party system that tells customers that they can trust your startup to handle their data with the utmost care.  This is the compliance audit most commonly sought by startups, particularly SaaS, as it’s relevant for any business that uses the cloud to store data. To become SOC 2 compliant, a startup must choose at least one or more Trust Services Criteria and a type to test against.

Learn more here.

There are two different types of SOC 2 reports:

  • A SOC 2 Type I audit tests the design of your compliance program. It assesses your compliance at one point in time. Typically, this involves checking to see that you’ve identified and documented the controls you have in place, as well as sufficient evidence that your controls are functional at that point in time.
  • A SOC 2 Type II, on the other hand, tests not only your compliance program but also the operating effectiveness of controls over time. Usually, a Type II audit assesses your compliance over a six to 12-month review period, with your first audit typically lasting up to six months.

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There are three types of SOC reports:

  • SOC 1: Service Organization Control 1 (SOC 1) evaluates the effect of service organization controls on financial statements. For example, say your SaaS startup provides billing services to large companies. Chances are your customers will require the startup to become SOC 1 compliant because the startup’s billing process impacts their financial reporting.
  • SOC 2: Service Organization Control 2 is a procedure that examines service providers. The audit determines if they are securely managing 3rd party data, like personal information, to protect information and ensure privacy. Compliance with SOC 2 is usually a requirement when considering SaaS providers.
  • SOC 3: Service Organization Control 3 is a public report of internal controls over security, availability, processing integrity, and confidentiality. Like all other SOC certifications, it was established by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Trust Service Criteria (TSC).

SOC 2 uses the COSO framework to test your internal controls related to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy against five Trust Services Criteria.

Issued by the AICPA, the Trust Services Criteria evaluates how companies process information and manage customer data. This covers five components, which include:

  1. Security
  2. Availability
  3. Confidentiality
  4. Privacy
  5. Processing

In order to define the scope of the audit and the necessary controls, SOC 2 reports must address one or more of the criteria.

There are plenty of factors that can shift the cost of getting SOC 2 compliant. These include:

  • Number of employees
  • Scope
  • Time frame
  • Vendor selection and management
  • Auditors

Without managing your SOC 2 process with experts and a software platform, it could cost upwards of $80,000 and last over 18 months. Using SOC 2 compliance software, like Thoropass, can save you hundreds–if not thousands–of dollars and months of your team’s time by automating and supporting you through the process.

SOC 2 compliance software like Thoropass offers several benefits to organizations striving to achieve and maintain SOC 2 compliance:

  1. Streamlined Compliance Process: Automates the tracking, monitoring, and documentation of compliance activities, reducing manual efforts and the likelihood of human error.
  2. Centralized Documentation: Provides a single platform to store and manage all compliance-related documents, making it easier to organize, access, and share information during audits.
  3. Real-time Monitoring and Alerts: Continuously monitors internal controls, systems, and processes for compliance issues, providing real-time alerts to address potential problems promptly.
  4. Enhanced Reporting and Readiness: Simplifies the generation of compliance reports and ensures that organizations are always prepared for audits with up-to-date documentation and evidence of compliance efforts.

Overall, SOC 2 compliance software helps organizations efficiently manage compliance requirements, reduce administrative burdens, and improve overall security posture.

Continued SOC 2 compliance involves regular audits, internal assessments, and continuous monitoring of systems to ensure adherence to Trust Services Criteria. Organizations must maintain and update security policies, provide ongoing employee training, and manage risks proactively. Effective incident response, vendor management, and structured change management processes are also essential. Thorough documentation and consistent reporting support the audit process and demonstrate the organization’s commitment to security and compliance.

Leveraging compliance automation tools, like Thoropass, can help you get and stay compliant by providing a central hub for all communication, risk management, evidence collection, etc. Book a demo to see how it works.