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If you're running a service organization that collects, stores, and shares sensitive customer information, you need to have a System and Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) certificate. Being SOC 2 compliant will show your customers and prospects that your business has the appropriate cybersecurity measures in place to protect their private information.
If you're a business owner providing third-party services, keeping your customers' sensitive information secure should be one of your top priorities. With the number of data breaches happening every day and the way some providers mishandle customer information, data security has never been more important. Establishing a high level of trust with your customers is a key factor to the success of ...
Not all employees are aware that they possibly pose a security threat to the company. Some of them may not even be familiar with phishing and other common scams and may not understand their responsibilities toward protecting company data.
Passing a SOC 2 audit validates your efforts to achieve a high standard of security and privacy. It can be a powerful tool in demonstrating your company’s commitment to keeping customer data safe and, consequently, opening the door to new and continued business.
If you manage a business, you already know that it can be exposed to many cyberthreats. This is why businesses conduct a variety of security measures such as network risk assessments. There are numerous cybersecurity strategies that business owners can take to avoid cybersecurity incidents, starting with knowing your risk level, i.e., zero, low, medium, or high.
SOC 2 is an auditing procedure for service providers designed to evaluate data-management measures across five trust service principles. These include security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. A SOC 2 audit will report on the operational effectiveness of these areas, and a successful pass can be a gateway to business growth.
While standard layers of defense, such as network firewalls and antivirus software are critical for maintaining a good security posture, they’re far from fail-proof. Determined attackers can and will exploit a multitude of potential vulnerabilities in your network. And, given the fact most organizations now use a dizzyingly complex and disparate range of computing resources, they have many such ...
Cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service providers play a big role in their clients' data security. When providers mishandle data, organizations can be left vulnerable to cyberattacks like malware installation, data theft, and more.
Most data breaches are easily avoidable by taking a proactive stance. By contrast, businesses used to rely primarily on reactive measures, such as conventional antivirus software. However, while these measures are still important too, they only kick in once a threat has already made it past your network, potentially causing serious disruption in the process.
Any organization that provides online services, such as cloud hosting or payment processing, must do everything in its power to ensure client data is kept secure and private. In addition to being a matter of maintaining customer trust and building a strong brand reputation, it’s also about staying on the right side of the law by adhering to industry regulations.