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Compliance Assessment for SOC 2, ISO 27001, and UK Cyber Essentials Audits

Get audit-ready with ne Digital's Compliance Readiness Assessment. We thoroughly evaluate your current compliance status, pinpoint gaps, and provide clear, actionable steps for remediation.

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Our focus? To seamlessly blend compliance into your IT setup, ensuring an efficient, effective, and confidential process for achieving certification.

ne Digital Compliance Assessment Service

We define the current posture of your audit process towards accreditation to obtain the corresponding attestation report from the respective certification body.

Why Compliance Assessment Services for SOC 2, ISO 27001, and UK Cyber Essentials?

Compliance with standards like SOC 2, ISO 27001, and UK Cyber Essentials is crucial in the modern digital world. It goes beyond fulfilling legal requirements; it's about safeguarding sensitive data, mitigating cyber threats, and building trust.

  • SOC 2: Essential for businesses handling customer data, especially in cloud environments, ensuring high data security and privacy standards. A standard defined by AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) that has two variants: SOC 2 Type 1 and SOC 2 Type 2 (Also referred to as SOC 2 Type I and SOC 2 Type II)
  • ISO 27001: An international standard for managing and securing company information, helping businesses protect their data and enhance market credibility.
  • UK Cyber Essentials: A fundamental UK standard for internet-based security, often necessary for collaborations with the UK government, suitable for businesses of all sizes.

Adhering to these standards minimizes risks and positions a business as a trustworthy and secure entity in the digital marketplace. Compliance is a strategic step towards resilience against cyber threats and sustainable growth. The obtention of any of these compliance certifications sends a clear signal to your stakeholders and clients that your ISMS (Information Security Management System),  security program, and internal controls are effectively designed.

Our Assessment service plays a vital role in your organizational journey to compliance certification because our service offers:

  1. Expertise and Specialization: ne Digital team specializes in these compliance frameworks' intricate requirements. We bring expertise and depth of knowledge that ensures a thorough and accurate assessment of your compliance status.
  2. Objective Assessment: As your compliance partner, ne Digital offers an unbiased evaluation. This objectivity is crucial for a genuine assessment, helping to identify fundamental areas for improvement, the effectiveness of controls and highlighting which security standards might be overlooked internally.
  3. Resource Efficiency: Understanding the resource-intensive nature of compliance assessments, we manage the complexities of this process. You can focus on your core business activities while we handle compliance.
  4. Risk Mitigation: At ne Digital, we are adept at identifying and addressing potential risks associated with non-compliance. Our proactive approach protects your company from future legal, financial, and reputational damages. Prevents data breaches, GDPR or HIPAA violations, improving your data protection and confidentiality.
  5. Staying Updated with Regulations: Compliance standards are constantly evolving. Our team stays abreast of these changes, ensuring that your company's practices align with the latest requirements.
  6. Customized Compliance Strategies: We recognize that every company is unique. ne Digital provides tailored solutions that align with your business needs and context, ensuring an effective compliance strategy.
  7. Remediation, Training, and Empowerment: Beyond assessment, we offer remediation, training, and resources to empower your internal teams. This approach enhances your company's long-term compliance capabilities, making compliance an integral part of your business culture.
Choosing ne Digital for your compliance assessment means partnering with a team committed to ensuring your business is secure, compliant, and prepared for the challenges of the digital marketplace.

Our Compliance Services Portfolio

Compliance DETECT service is a part of our Compliance Service suite. Our end-to-end engagement path of compliance lifecycle comprises three service pillars:


Compliance Assessment DETECT

Do you think you have good security and privacy practices, but would you need to know where you stand? Our consulting team will execute a compliance discovery service that will provide short-term results with a precise standing of your security position and how it measures against our supported frameworks.


Compliance Strategy and Roadmap TRACK

With our Compliance Assessment service, our experienced team of business consultants and certified engineers will help create a customized Control and Test program to shorten your time to “Audit-Ready.”


Compliance Managed Services MANAGE

From “What is MFA?” to SOC 2 or ISO 27001 certification. Our Compliance Managed Services will diagnose, grow, and help you establish a sustainable IT service and cyber security program that stands the test of time and passes your expected audit with excellence.

Benefits for our Compliance Assessment Service


Enhanced Security Posture:

For CISOs, the paramount concern is safeguarding the organization's data and systems. Our service ensures compliance with standards like SOC 2, ISO 27001, and UK Cyber Essentials and significantly enhances your overall security posture. Identifying and addressing vulnerabilities, we help mitigate risks, prevent potential breaches, and fortify your cyber defenses.


Cost-Effective Compliance Management:

CFOs are focused on the financial impact of business decisions. Our service streamlines the compliance process, reducing the need for extensive in-house resources. By efficiently managing compliance-related tasks, we help minimize non-compliance costs, such as fines, reputational damage, and loss of customer trust, ensuring a better ROI on security investments.


Strategic Compliance Roadmap:

For IT Directors, aligning technology with business goals is crucial. Our compliance service provides a strategic roadmap that aligns with your business objectives. We offer customized solutions that address current compliance needs and scale with your organization, ensuring long-term resilience and adaptability in a fast-evolving digital landscape.


Continuous Compliance and Support:

We understand compliance is not a one-time event but an ongoing process. Our compliance service portfolio includes continuous monitoring of security controls and regular updates to ensure your organization complies with the latest regulations and industry standards. This ongoing support is crucial in an environment where regulations and threats constantly evolve, providing peace of mind and allowing your team to focus on core business activities.

These benefits demonstrate the value of our compliance service in enhancing security, optimizing costs, aligning with strategic objectives, and ensuring continuous compliance, making it an essential investment for any organization looking to bolster its compliance and security posture.

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Compliance Assessment Service Deliverables

We guide and structure our assessment using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (a cybersecurity policy framework of computer security guidance for private sector organizations). It comprises of multiple phases


Detailed Compliance Assessment Report:

This comprehensive report is the cornerstone of our service, offering an in-depth analysis of your current compliance status against standards like SOC 2 (according to the TSC-trust services criteria selected), ISO 27001, and UK Cyber Essentials. It acts as a critical benchmark in the compliance lifecycle, essential for identifying gaps and areas for improvement and informing the direction of subsequent compliance efforts. This report includes a formal audit report highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of your service organization's control environment.


Risk Assessment and Management Plan:

Our service includes a thorough risk assessment, highlighting potential vulnerabilities, and proposing mitigation strategies. This plan is vital for proactive risk management within the compliance lifecycle, integral to maintaining compliance and safeguarding against emerging threats, forming a basis for ongoing risk management strategies. Depending on your industry we guide your team on the applicability of your practices for SOC reporting.


Actionable Recommendations and Best Practices:

We provide practical recommendations and best practices to address identified compliance gaps and enhance security posture. These recommendations are crucial to evolving compliance practices, ensuring continuous improvement and adaptation to changing compliance landscapes. Additionally, we clearly map your current posture of ISO 27001 vs. SOC 2 to understand the overlapping capabilities and reduce your time to certification and operating effectiveness.


Compliance Policies and Procedures Documentation Inventory:

Assisting in developing or refining your organization's compliance policies and procedures ensures they meet the required standards. This inventory forms the foundation of your organization's compliance efforts, essential for consistently adhering to best practices and regulatory requirements.


Ongoing Compliance Monitoring Tools and Strategies:

This deliverable is crucial for early detection of compliance drift, including tools and strategies for ongoing monitoring of your compliance status. Ensuring that your organization remains aligned with compliance standards provides a means for continuous oversight and proactive management in your compliance journey.

These deliverables address immediate compliance needs and form a comprehensive foundation for ongoing compliance management, ensuring a thorough, continuous, and proactive approach to compliance lifecycle management.

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Our Compliance Assessment Process

The general outline of our process is composed of three phases:

Discovery Phase

Discovery Phase

  • Data Collection: We gather necessary documentation and information about your IT infrastructure, security policies, and operational procedures.
  • Risk Assessment: A preliminary risk assessment is conducted to identify potential vulnerabilities and compliance gaps.
  • Compliance Checklist: Development of a comprehensive checklist tailored to the standards being assessed.
Evaluation Phase

Evaluation Phase

  • In-depth Analysis: We thoroughly evaluate your systems and processes against the compliance checklist.

  • Interviews and Observations: Our team engages with crucial personnel and conducts on-site or virtual observations to assess practical compliance.

  • Findings Documentation: All findings, including non-compliance and areas for improvement, are meticulously documented.

Reporting Phase

Reporting Phase

  • Detailed Report Creation: We compile a comprehensive report detailing our findings, including areas of compliance and non-compliance.

  • Recommendations: The report includes actionable recommendations for addressing any gaps in compliance.

  • Review Session: A session is conducted with your team to review the findings and discuss the next steps.

Our experienced team helps you navigate through these challenges by working closely with the target and acquirer IT and Finance leadership. With expert help, you can pinpoint opportunities that accomplish growth needs while maintaining IT Security.

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Why ne Digital?

Choosing ne Digital means partnering with a company that combines expert-led assessments, cost-effective solutions, strategic compliance integration, and a tailored approach.
Our service is enhanced by a proven track record and comprehensive
remediation and IT operation capabilities. We stand as your best ally in navigating the complexities of compliance in today's digital landscape.


Expert-Led Comprehensive Assessments:
For CISOs: Our team of experts conducts thorough assessments across SOC 2, ISO 27001, and UK Cyber Essentials, ensuring deep scrutiny of your security posture. This comprehensive approach identifies vulnerabilities and provides actionable solutions, crucial for a CISO's need for robust cybersecurity measures.


Cost-Effective and Resource-Efficient Solutions:
For CFOs: We offer cost-effective services that minimize the need for extensive internal resources, addressing budget constraints while mitigating financial risks associated with non-compliance. This balance of compliance needs and budgetary efficiency is a crucial consideration for CFOs in any organization.


Strategic Compliance Integration:
For CIOs/IT Directors: Our service goes beyond meeting standards; we integrate compliance within your IT and business strategy. This alignment ensures that your technology investments support operational efficiency and fulfill compliance objectives, a vital aspect for CIOs/IT Directors aiming to leverage compliance for business advancement.


Tailored Roadmap and Long-Term Partnership:
For All Decision Makers: We provide a customized compliance roadmap and establish a long-term partnership with your organization. Our commitment extends beyond initial assessments to guide you through every aspect of your compliance journey, an invaluable resource for all decision-makers.


Track Record of Satisfied Customers: Our history of satisfied clients in compliance projects is a testament to our dedication and expertise. We have successfully assisted numerous businesses in achieving and maintaining compliance, fostering trust and confidence in our services.


Experience in the Field: With years of experience in compliance, we bring a wealth of knowledge and a proven approach to each project. Our experience is your asset, ensuring you benefit from best practices and industry insights.


Remediation and Co-Managed IT Operation Capabilities: Our remediation expertise and co-managed IT operation services make us not just a service provider but a comprehensive ally in your compliance and IT journey. We offer hands-on assistance in remediation efforts and support your IT operations, making our team an integral part of your path to compliance success.

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Frequently Asked Questions for our Compliance Assessment Service

Q: What is the scope and depth of your compliance assessment?
A: Our assessments are comprehensive, tailored to include all relevant standards such as SOC 2, ISO 27001, and UK Cyber Essentials, and customized to your organization's specific needs. We can cover all TSCs for SOC 2 (Security, Availability, Confidentiality, Processing Integrity and Privacy)

Q: How do you ensure the confidentiality and security of our data during the assessment?
A: We use strict confidentiality protocols and secure methods to ensure your data is always protected throughout the assessment process.

Q: What is the typical duration of the compliance assessment process?
A: The assessment typically takes 6 to 12 weeks, varying with the complexity and size of your organization. It’s important to consider the key differences among frameworks and industry practices in agreement with your company’s expectations. Additionally, for SOC 2 assessments Type I and Type II reports consider the period of time differences.

Q: Can you tailor the assessment to our specific industry requirements and regulations?
A: Yes, we customize our assessments to align with your specific industry's unique requirements and regulations.

Q: How do you handle potential compliance gaps identified during the assessment?
A: We provide detailed gap analysis reports and offer actionable remediation recommendations. We can also assist in the implementation of these recommendations.

Q: What are the qualifications and experience of your compliance assessment team?
A: Our team comprises professionals with extensive experience and specialized qualifications in compliance and cybersecurity.

Q: What are the qualifications and experience of your compliance assessment team?
A: Our team comprises professionals with extensive experience and specialized qualifications in compliance and cybersecurity.

Q: How do your services integrate with our existing compliance and IT infrastructure?
A: Our assessments are designed to seamlessly integrate with your current systems and processes, augmenting rather than disrupting your existing infrastructure.

Q: What is the cost structure of your compliance assessment service?
A: We offer transparent, competitive pricing customized based on your assessment's specific scope and requirements.

Q: After the initial compliance assessment, do you provide ongoing support and monitoring?
A: Yes, we offer continuous support and monitoring services to ensure sustained compliance and adaptability to regulatory changes. Please consider our Compliance Managed Services including our industry leading automation Saas platform.

Q: How does your service adapt to changes in compliance standards and regulations?
A: Our services are dynamic and continuously evolve to stay abreast of the latest compliance standards and regulatory changes.

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