ActZero, a cybersecurity startup that helps small and mid-sized businesses cover more ground against threats, has successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 1 audit. Conducted by a leading independent national accounting and advisory firm, the audit affirms that ActZero’s platform and data management practices meet or exceed the SOC 2 standards for security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
“I’m really proud that we’ve completed our SOC 2 Type 1 examination, which is great external validation of the commitment we have to protecting our customers’ data with the same best practices we recommend they implement,” said Jerry Heinz, VP of Engineering of ActZero. “We hope that the completion of this audit provides additional confidence in our service.”
SOC 2 is a technical audit designed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and Type 1 evaluates and affirms adequate information systems and security processes are in place at a specific point in time. To be deemed compliant, providers must follow strict security policies and procedures, which are then validated by an independent third party. The difference between SOC 2 and other compliance requirements is that the latter are typically not audited, whereas SOC 2 is a comprehensive, organizational audit that is conducted and verified by third-party auditors.
Security is central to ActZero’s technology and approach, so SOC 2 is a natural outcome of the company’s efforts. In addition to SOC 2 Type 1 completion, ActZero has maintained compliance with other federal and state data privacy requirements, including GDPR, HIPAA, and CCPA.
As part of the announcement, ActZero is hosting a fireside chat on the importance of SOC 2 for businesses. To learn more and register, visit https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/18324/480230