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Service Organization Control (SOC) 2


While SOC 2 compliance isn’t required by law, it is considered a “must-have” for any organization that manages customer data or stores customer data in the cloud. If you’re building software for security-conscious businesses, you’ll need SOC 2 to gain the trust of your potential customers.

SOC 2 is an auditing procedure to ensure that your application manages customer data in a secure manner to protect the interests of your organization and the privacy of your customers. Developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), SOC 2 defines criteria for managing customer data based on five “trust service principles” -- security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. To become SOC 2 certified, organizations need to put controls that are relevant to the five trust service principles in place. The scope of a SOC 2 report is determined by your organization and your auditor.

You can specify whether a Type 1 or Type 2 examination will be performed for the SOC 2 report. A Type 1 SOC examination is performed when management requires a report on the fairness of the organization's internal controls and the suitability of the design of controls as of a specified date. A Type 2 SOC examination covers the operating effectiveness of controls over a specific time, such as a 12-month period.

SOC 2 compliance can give your company an edge in the market. By documenting, evaluating and improving your internal controls and processes, you can improve your reputation, increase your appeal with security-conscious buyers, prevent costly data breaches and improve the quality of product or service you provide to customers.

Impacted Industries

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Financial Services and Banking
  • Data Centers and Co-location Facilities
  • Healthcare
  • Retail


While SOC 2 compliance isn’t required by law, it is considered a “must-have” for any organization that manages customer data or stores customer data in the cloud. If you’re building software for security-conscious businesses, you’ll need SOC 2 to gain the trust of your potential customers.

SOC 2 is an auditing procedure to ensure that your application manages customer data in a secure manner to protect the interests of your organization and the privacy of your customers. Developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), SOC 2 defines criteria for managing customer data based on five “trust service principles” -- security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. To become SOC 2 certified, organizations need to put controls that are relevant to the five trust service principles in place. The scope of a SOC 2 report is determined by your organization and your auditor.

You can specify whether a Type 1 or Type 2 examination will be performed for the SOC 2 report. A Type 1 SOC examination is performed when management requires a report on the fairness of the organization's internal controls and the suitability of the design of controls as of a specified date. A Type 2 SOC examination covers the operating effectiveness of controls over a specific time, such as a 12-month period.

SOC 2 compliance can give your company an edge in the market. By documenting, evaluating and improving your internal controls and processes, you can improve your reputation, increase your appeal with security-conscious buyers, prevent costly data breaches and improve the quality of product or service you provide to customers.


Impacted Industries

  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Financial Services and Banking
  • Data Centers and Co-location Facilities
  • Healthcare
  • Retail

Hyperproof Makes SOC 2 Compliance Simple

  • Starter controls for managing customer data based on the five trust service principles of SOC 2

  • Ability to map a control to multiple regulatory standards. Reduce time to compliance for all regulations that matter to your business

  • Get notified when SOC 2 requirements change

  • Re-use evidence across multiple frameworks and controls

  • Quickly collect evidence to document your efforts toward SOC 2 compliance

  • Pinpoint & prioritize your critical work stream

  • Starter controls for managing customer data based on the five trust service principles of SOC 2

  • Ability to map a control to multiple regulatory standards. Reduce time to compliance for all regulations that matter to your business

  • Get notified when SOC 2 requirements change

  • Re-use evidence across multiple frameworks and controls

  • Quickly collect evidence to document your efforts toward SOC 2 compliance

  • Pinpoint & prioritize your critical work stream


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