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What is AICPA

AICPA- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The AICPA is a professional organization for certified public accountants (CPAs) in the United States. It provides guidance, sets professional standards, and advocates for the accounting profession. It is the largest organization of accountants in the United States.

The AICPA developed the SOC 2 standard, which provides standards that a qualified accounting firm can utilize to audit, evaluate, and vouch for a company’s security and compliance procedures. Also, it assists businesses in establishing standards for handling client data, the AICPA created the Trust Service Criteria (TSC), which include security, availability, confidentiality, processing integrity, and privacy.