Like SOC 2, the SOC 3 report has been developed based on the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Trust Service Criteria (TSC). The SOC 3 is a public report of internal controls over security, availability, processing integrity, and confidentiality.

SSAE 18 / ISAE 3402 Type II

The AICPA created the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 18 (SSAE 18) to keep pace with globally recognized international accounting standards.

SSAE 18 aligns closely with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements 3402 (ISAE 3402).

SSAE 18 and ISAE 3402 are used to generate a report by an objective third-party attesting to a set of assertions made by an organization about its controls. The Service Organization Controls (SOC) framework is the method by which the control of financial information is measured.

Google Cloud undergoes a regular third-party audit to certify individual products against this standard. Our SOC 3 reports for Google Cloud and Google Workspace can be downloaded instantly.

Audit Reports

SOC 3 reports are issued semi-annually around June and December (period ending 30-April and 31-October) and can be requested via the Compliance Reports Manager, for Google Cloud and Google Workspace. Please note, bridge letters can not be issued for SOC 3 reports

Potential customers can reach out to sales for more information.

Google Cloud services in scope for SOC 3

Where we are simplifying the name of our service, we have also included its former name in parentheses