What is SOC2?
Developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), SOC 2 is a compliance standard that defines criteria for managing customer data based on the five "trust service principles" — security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. It is one of the more common compliance standards that tech companies should meet today to compete in the market. SOC stands for Service and Organization Controls. SOC 2 specifically caters to those companies that store customer data on the cloud. Every SaaS company and any company that uses the cloud to store its customers’ information should be SOC 2 compliant. SOC 2 compliance is widely considered to be the minimum requirement when choosing a SaaS provider.
SOC2 + Cloud
SOC 2 is widely considered a technical audit. It requires companies to establish and follow strict information security policies and procedures, encompassing customer data security, availability, processing, integrity, and confidentiality. SOC 2 ensures that a company’s information security measures align with the unique parameters of today’s cloud requirements. As companies increasingly leverage the cloud to store customer data, SOC 2 compliance is becoming a necessity for a wide variety of organizations. SOC 2 emphasizes monitoring unusual system activity, authorized and unauthorized system configuration changes, and user access levels to protect customer data from known and unknown threats. In the event of a security incident, corrective actions should be taken immediately, and sufficient anomaly alerting procedures must be in place. Detailed audits should be carried out periodically, and any issue found should be remediated without delay.
SOC 2 emphasizes periodic audits and remediation of any issues found. Um, sound familiar? Cloudanix was precisely made to help you with this. Our automated audits perform various checks consisting of different rules on a wide variety of recipes that we provide to ensure your customer’s data is safe and you remain SOC 2 compliant. For instance, our AWS recipe of CloudFront Audit contains rules like Enable Geo Restriction, CloudFront Integrated with AWS WAF, Communication Encrypted using HTTPS, and many more. These audit rules help you comply with the SOC2 CC6.1 clause. This SOC 2 clause states that the entity should implement logical access security software, infrastructure, and architectures over protected information assets to protect them from security events to meet the entity's objectives. You can detect if you are violating SOC 2 and take corrective actions immediately by auditing these rules. All you have to do is sign up with Cloudanix. We will take care of your security audits and remediation of issues while building trust with your customers.