SOC 2

Does My European Business Need a SOC 2 Assessment?

A-LIGN as european business need SOC 2

The U.S.-based SOC 2 standard is starting to catch on in European businesses as well as other parts of the world. Although it’s a voluntary American standard, SOC 2 helps to raise cybersecurity maturity and increase business value.

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What is SOC 2? 8 Common SOC 2 Questions Answered

What is SOC 2? 8 Common SOC 2 Questions Answered

If you’re new to cybersecurity compliance, you’re probably wondering, “what is a SOC 2?”  The first step is understanding what information will be audited, what employees are involved in the audit, and what is included in the overall audit process. 

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After Thousands of Audits; the Truth About the So-Called “14-Day SOC 2”

After Thousands of Audits; the Truth About the So-Called “14-Day SOC 2”

A SOC 2 in 14 days? We’ve completed thousands of them and we can say with authority that this is misleading. As auditors, we believe in accuracy, so we wanted to share what it really takes to complete a SOC 2 and how to get it done as quickly as possible. 

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How HITRUST Certification Can Satisfy Your SOC 2,
ISO 27001, and FedRAMP Requirements 

How HITRUST Certification Can Satisfy Your SOC 2, ISO 27001, and FedRAMP Requirements 

The HITRUST CSF pulls from many major pre-existing frameworks to provide a complete, certifiable security standard.  Learn about the many different cybersecurity frameworks that can be incorporated into your organization’s HITRUST assessment to help streamline your approach to compliance.  

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5 Reasons Why You Need SOC 2 Compliance

Why You Need SOC 2 Compliance

Organizations request that their vendors achieve SOC 2 compliance to demonstrate IT security standards, due to the fact that many organizations outsource their business operations and services to third-party vendors, possibly putting client data at risk. 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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