5 Ways You Could Derail Your SOC 2 Audit

    A clean SOC 2 audit report assures customers that their data is secure with your organization. But failing to pass a SOC 2 audit, or receiving a qualified report, can scare customers away.

    The difference between maintaining customers or losing them depends on whether you comply with the Service Organization Controls (SOC) set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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    IoT and Financial Services: 5 Things to Understand About the Risks

    The Internet of Things helps financial services firms run their businesses more efficiently and engage with their customers more effectively.

    The proliferation of internet-connected devices has made it easier for customers to conduct their affairs and has given the companies that they do business with more insight into their activities.

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    Why Your N-Day Threats Should be Addressed Immediately


    What are zero-day threats?

    Threats that exploit an unknown computer security vulnerability. New programs will have undiscovered flaws and therefore not have countermeasures to prevent attacks.

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    The SOC 2 Compliance Checklist You Need Before an Audit

    If you are a service organization and your customers trust you with their data, you may need to pass a SOC 2 audit to sell your products.

    Whether your customers demand an audit report from you or industry regulations require one, you may have to provide proof of SOC 2  compliance to demonstrate that the data you’ve been entrusted with is properly secured.

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    Understanding and Dealing with the Risks of IoT in Healthcare

    ZDNet reports that there is an estimated 8.4 billion connected IoT devices in existence as of 2017, roughly 1 billion more than the entire global population. The Godzilla-like size of the market will be an estimated $1.4 trillion by end of this year, and ZDNet’s reporting suggests that this industry is only getting bigger.

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    6 Ways That SOC 2 Compliance Gives Your Company an Edge

    Protecting against data breaches is not just a defensive strategy. It can also help your company grow. Passing a SOC 2 audit gives your company an edge because you can assure customers and prospects that you are taking all of the steps necessary to keep their data safe, thereby protecting from damaging breaches.

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    Malware from Aliens: Why Zero Trust is the Only Policy

    Researchers from Germany and Hawaii demonstrated how communication from outer space—yes, outer space—is inherently untrustworthy. In their paper, they demonstrate how in the time and effort taken to decipher the extraterrestrial “hello,” we may miss alien malware that is completely foreign to us. They recommend completely destroying any complex message from space in order to avoid all risk.

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    Why You Need to Get a SOC 2 Type 2 Report

    The recent prevalence of high-profile cybersecurity attacks have spotlighted just how vulnerable corporate, government, and other organization’s networks are to breaches.

    The financial and reputational damage caused by these attacks cannot be underestimated or taken lightly by any organization handling private data. In fact, the “2017 Cost of Data Breach Study” commissioned by the Ponemon Institute estimated the average total cost of an organizational data breach was $3.62 million.

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    Healthcare IT Security Best Practices: Adopting NIST's Cybersecurity Framework

    Ransomware and other forms of digital extortion continue their unprecedented march, attacking computers, stealing the private data of millions of individuals, and forcing IT managers to play whack-a-mole in order to stem the tide of new threats entering network servers every year.

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    7 Reasons to Get a SOC 2 Type 1 Report

    Securing data is essential for satisfying your existing customers and getting new ones. People and organizations want to ensure that their sensitive information is protected against breaches. Providing them with proof that their data is secure is equally important, because many customers require such documentation as a condition of doing business with you.

    Given their ability to provide that assurance to customers, IT assessments, audits, and reports can be beneficial as you grow your business, whether you’re launching new products or services or approaching prospective customers who request proof of security.

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