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.
The system and organization controls (SOC) compliance frameworks set out the standards of a secure information architecture. By design, the framework leaves a high degree of flexibility to allow businesses to make their own decisions regarding how they ensure the security and privacy of their information assets. This is because every service provider has different needs and systems in place.