Many cloud computing companies perform cybersecurity and IT compliance audits. Companies are increasingly seeking cloud service providers to reduce costs in their own business. By running applications through the cloud, a company can eliminate the costs associated with buying, maintaining, and securing the hardware to run the applications while maximizing the application’s potential to store data on remote servers. With so much emphasis and reliance on controls at the cloud computing provider, implementing a robust compliance program is more important than ever. Increasingly, cloud service providers are asked to implement and maintain a compliance program that demonstrates their commitment to a strong system of internal controls. Control frameworks (such as SOC 1, SOC 2, ISO 27001, etc.) are widely accepted and help cloud service providers differentiate themselves from their competitors by demonstrating their commitment to maintaining a strong IT compliance program.