SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports were released by the AICPA with the sole purpose of addressing the need of companies to externally validate that they maintain a secure program and environment. The SOC 2 framework provides great assurance to businesses, customers, and partners that an organization prioritizes these key attributes when delivering a service or product: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
SOC 2 demonstrates to your customers that you have the proper people, processes, and technology in place to both handle security incidents and respond accordingly.
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Unlike some other security frameworks, SOC 2 is not a requirement for organizations and is not as stringent in its guidance when compared to the likes of GDPR or PCI DSS. The SOC 2 framework does, however, provide great assurance to businesses, customers, and partners that an organization prioritizes these key attributes when delivering a service or product: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
This guide explains and addresses the following:
Obtaining a SOC 2 certification is a great step in building a mature cybersecurity program and will provide increased assurance to your customers that you take security seriously. As part of your SOC 2 strategy, consider using Apptega as your central security management platform before, during, and after the audit process.
At Apptega, we help companies organize their program around industry best practices and cybersecurity frameworks from NIST, CIS, ISO, AICPA, GDPR, and more. Our platform was built to make the cybersecurity management process easier for stakeholders, and we provide all of the capabilities you'd want during each phase of the audit process.
Below are some of our key features: