Why does SSAE-18
The new SSAE-18 guidelines require service providers to evaluate the effectiveness of controls put in place at the organization level.
This audit and evaluation includes:
• communication between organizations to discuss controls and operations
• audit & review of organization's SOC report
• colocation facility visits from auditors to evaluate controls ongoing review of reports to ensure completeness and accuracy
• validation from a certified, third-party auditor certified with expertise in SSAE 18