SOC 2 compliance demonstrates a commitment to rigorous IT security practices

Framework Snapshot

SOC 2 is a compliance standard for service organizations that store customer data in the cloud. The framework is part of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Service Organization Control reporting strategy. Its goal is to ensure systems are constructed to promote security availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.

SOC 2, based on Trust Services Criteria, is one of the most common compliance frameworks used by technology companies. The average organization seeking SOC 2 compliance must implement more than 200 security requirements. Most organizations seeking SaaS products prefer SOC 2 compliant providers because compliance demonstrates a commitment to rigorous IT security practices.

SOC 2 Automation: Compliance for Less

The SureShield platform simplifies SOC 2 compliance by automating technical controls and guiding you through operational controls. SureShield’s automation will reduce your overall SOC 2 compliance cost by up to 70% when compared to traditional, labor-intensive compliance methods. For organizations requiring compliance to multiple frameworks, crosswalk automation drives cost savings up toward 90%.

SOC Compliance Journey


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    Key Advantages of SOC 2 Compliance

    Customer Demand

    Protecting customer data from unauthorized access and theft is a priority for your clients.

    Valuable Insights

    A SOC 2 report provides valuable insights into your organization’s risk and security posture.

    Competitive Advantage

    Being compliant gives your organization the edge over competitors who cannot show compliance.

    To achieve and maintain SOC 2 compliance, organizations must be able to:

    • Scan and secure cloud infrastructure
    • Create compliance policies
    • Onboard employees
    • Assess and manage vendor risk
    • Internal audit: SOC 2 readiness assessment
    • External audit: Complete SOC 2 audit
    • Continually maintain SOC 2 compliance


    SOC 2 certification is issued by outside auditors who assess the extent to which a vendor complies with one or more of the five trust principles based on the systems and processes in place. The security principle refers to protection of system resources against unauthorized access. SOC audits are performed by Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) or accounting firms and are subject to peer review. Auditors follow AICPA guidance when the conducting audit. After a successful SOC 2 audit, an organization may use the AICPA’s logo as a ‘seal of approval’ on its website and marketing materials.

    Types of SOC 2 Reports

    1. Type I describes the organization’s systems and whether the system design complies with the relevant trust principles.
    2. Type II details the operational efficiency of these systems.

    Activate SOC 2 framework


    Install scanner for compliance evidence gathering


    Review baseline evidence to score compliance control status


    Close compliance gaps


    Ongoing compliance and gap surveillance


    Enforced maintenance of compliance readiness

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