SOC 2

5 Reasons Why You Need SOC 2 Compliance

Why You Need SOC 2 Compliance

Many organizations outsource their business operations and services to third-party vendors, possibly putting client data at risk. Therefore, organizations request that their vendors achieve SOC 2 compliance to demonstrate IT security standards. Let’s review additional reasons you need SOC 2 compliance now.

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How to Share Your Cybersecurity Assessment with Your Professional Community

Cybersecurity Assessment with Your Professional Community

A-LIGN’s SVP of Marketing, Brian Gladstein, has been sharing ideas and best practices for getting the word out about your cybersecurity assessment. As the final post in this series, Brian discusses sharing your cybersecurity assessment with your professional community and how to promote your commitment to their security.

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Don’t Wait: The Risks of Putting Off Your SOC 2 Audit

Don’t Wait: The Risks of Putting Off Your SOC 2 Audit

For fast-growing businesses, an audit or certification process may be the last thing on the list of priorities and action items. However, compliance with leading regulations, policies, and frameworks is crucial to continued expansion and success.  

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Five Easy Steps to Get Started With Your SOC 2 Audit

SOC 2 Audit

A SOC 2 audit may seem intimidating, but companies can take steps to make the process smoother. We break down five key steps to start on SOC 2 compliance today.

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The A-LIGN Advantage: Unify Your Audit Experience across Multiple Standards with a Single-Provider Approach

The A-LIGN Advantage: Unify Your Audit Experience across Multiple Standards with a Single-Provider Approach

The emergence of automated security and compliance solutions still leaves organizations with a problem: these point solutions are unable to provide independent third-party certification.

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How SOC 2 Automation Will Streamline Your Audit

SOC 2 Audit

Automation is fundamentally changing the way cybersecurity audits operate. Whether you are conducting your first audit or have been running them for years, it’s important to know what automation can and can’t do, and how it will help you through the compliance process. 

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What are the SOC 2 Trust Services Criteria?

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The SOC 2 audit process includes 5 categories of Trust Services Criteria: Security, Availability, Confidentiality, Processing Integrity, and Privacy. These categories each cover a set of internal controls related to different aspects of your information security program. 

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What’s The Difference Between SOC 2 Type I and Type II?

What’s The Difference Between SOC 2 Type I and Type II?

The difference between a SOC 2 Type I audit and a SOC 2 Type II audit is how the controls are evaluated – at a single point in time, or over a period of time. This decision can be driven by budget, timing, resources available, and what customers are asking for. 

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What is a SOC 2 Report?

What is a SOC 2 Report?

In a world filled with data breaches and information leaks, establishing trust is not only critical to driving revenue, it can also be a competitive differentiator for new business. A SOC 2 report helps demonstrate to customers and business partners that you take information security seriously. 

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How European Companies Can Accelerate International Expansion with SOC 2 Compliance

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The United States represents an attractive market for many European companies, but international expansion can be fraught with risk because of a completely different regulatory landscape. 

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