SOC logos are available for use by service organizations that have undergone a SOC 1 (formerly SSAE 16), SOC 2, or SOC 3 engagement within the prior 12 months.
About Newel Linford (MANAGING PARTNER | CPA, CISA)
Newel Linford is the co-founder of Linford & Co., LLP, the Managing Partner, and specializes in SOC and royalty examinations. He started his career with Ernst & Young in 1997. He has lectured at Data Center World, Rocky Mountain Area Conference for Finance & Accounting Professionals, University of Denver, and University of Colorado Boulder. He works closely with his clients so that the examinations meet the public needs and are performed in accordance with professional guidance.
SAS 70/SSAE 16 vs FISAP vs ISO 27002
Frequently there is a discussion from service organizations regarding which of these an organization should complete. Many service organizations get a significant amount of requests related to information technology controls and security. The requests come in different forms, whether it be for SAS 70 reports (changing to SSAE 16 reports after June 15, 2011), completed questionnaires, and sometimes for on-site audits by the user organizations. Some of the pros and cons of each are briefly described below.