Cybersecurity and SOC 2 Compliance

Cybersecurity and SOC 2 Compliance

Understanding the Connection

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Cybersecurity is a major concern for organizations of all sizes, and for good reason. The number of cyber-attacks continues to rise, and the impact of a successful attack can be devastating, both financially and in terms of reputation. That’s why Archetype has several cybersecurity offerings spanning from cloud security, to GRC, and managed security services.

By Joshua Kreiger

SVP | Operations & Practice Lead | Service Cloud

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In addition to our offerings, Archetype is also SOC2 compliant. The SOC 2 compliance certification, created by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is earned when a company demonstrates their commitment to information security and data privacy. To achieve SOC 2 compliance, organizations must undergo a rigorous audit of their information security policies and practices and show that they meet the standards set forth by the AICPA.

But the real question is, how is cybersecurity related to SOC 2 compliance? In short, cybersecurity is at the core of SOC 2 compliance. The SOC 2 framework is designed to help organizations identify and mitigate the risks posed by cyber threats, and to ensure that their information security policies and practices are up-to-date and effective.

One of the key benefits of SOC 2 compliance is that it helps organizations to protect their sensitive information from cyber threats. For example, the SOC 2 framework requires organizations to implement strong access controls, such as two-factor authentication, to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data. This helps to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks, such as hacking and data theft, and to ensure that sensitive information is always protected.

Another benefit of SOC 2 compliance is that it helps organizations to meet regulatory requirements. Many industries are subject to strict data privacy regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the United States. By achieving SOC 2 compliance, organizations can demonstrate that they are taking the necessary steps to protect sensitive information and meet these regulations.

The connection between SOC 2 compliance and cybersecurity goes hand in hand. So, if you're concerned about cybersecurity and the protection of your company’s sensitive information, a partner like Archetype, who is SOC 2 compliant, can be a valuable partner in your overall security strategy. If you or one of your customers is interested in working with Archetype on their cybersecurity needs, reach out to us to set up a conversation.