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SOC 2 Compliance: 5 Issues an External Vulnerability Scan Can Reveal

SOC 2 Compliance: 5 Issues an External Vulnerability Scan Can Reveal

October, 2022 | Foster Charles

Most data breaches are easily avoidable if you take a proactive approach to manage your IT environment. Unfortunately, many businesses have historically relied only on reactive measures, such as [...]

Know The Difference: SOC 1 vs SOC 2

Know The Difference: SOC 1 vs SOC 2

October, 2022 | Foster Charles

Keeping up with the constantly evolving compliance landscape can be demanding, especially if you’re relying entirely fully on in-house resources to conduct IT security assessments. That said, it’s [...]

Why A Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Is Vital To SOC 2 Compliance

Why A Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Is Vital To SOC 2 Compliance

October, 2022 | Foster Charles

If you manage a business, you already know that there are many ways your business can be exposed to cyber threats. This is why businesses must conduct a variety of security measures to remain secure, [...]

SOC 2 Requirements Checklist with IT Managed Services

SOC 2 Requirements Checklist with IT Managed Services

October, 2022 | Foster Charles

A System Organization Controls (SOC) Audit is an important standard and regulation that every service provider must adhere to. If your organization stores or transmits potentially sensitive data on [...]

4 ways a backup and disaster recovery solution determines SOC 2 audit success

4 ways a backup and disaster recovery solution determines SOC 2 audit success

October, 2022 | Foster Charles

SOC 2 is an auditing procedure for service providers that's designed to evaluate data-management measures across five trust service principles. These include security, availability, processing [...]

SOC 2 Requirements: 5 of the Most Common Mistakes to Avoid

SOC 2 Requirements: 5 of the Most Common Mistakes to Avoid

September, 2022 | Foster Charles

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 [...]

How External Vulnerability Scanning Can Help with SOC 2 Data Security

How External Vulnerability Scanning Can Help with SOC 2 Data Security

September, 2022 | Mike Bailie

The System and Organization Controls (SOC) compliance framework sets the standards of a secure information architecture. By design, the framework leaves a high degree of flexibility to allow [...]

4 of the easiest security gaps to correct for SOC 2 compliance

4 of the easiest security gaps to correct for SOC 2 compliance

March, 2021 | Foster Charles

Faced with the constantly evolving cyberthreat landscape, businesses must do everything in their power to avoid getting breached. The standards are growing stricter as the threats grow ever more [...]

How to get SOC 2 compliance: why SIEM is a game changer

How to get SOC 2 compliance: why SIEM is a game changer

March, 2021 | Foster Charles

While today’s business leaders generally understand how important it is to implement multiple layers of security over their customer data, they can’t protect what they don’t know about. This is why [...]

What Must Every SOC 2 Compliance Checklist Contain to Achieve Compliance?

What Must Every SOC 2 Compliance Checklist Contain to Achieve Compliance?

February, 2021 | Foster Charles

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 [...]

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