KnowBe4, Inc, the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, this week announced it has successfully completed a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type I examination for the hosted phishing and training product lines, which help organizations address the human sources of risk associated with phishing attacks.
With System and Organization Control audits (SOC) becoming more and more necessary to retain and engage new customers, many service companies are unsure whether a SOC 1 or SOC 2 audit will be suitable. Even though these audit exercises are largely the same from a procedural standpoint, they serve very different purposes for the customers. In this respect, companies ought to understand the differences between soc1 vs soc2. Created for entities operating in the rapidly expanding technology and cloud computing sector, SOC 2 compliance is an industry-standard in data security compliance. In pursuit of this industry-leading certification, organizations undergo a rigorous analysis that can include the following trust services criteria: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
“Achieving this certification demonstrates our continued commitment and investment in larger compliance efforts to exceed enterprise standards and expectations with respect to data security,” said Stu Sjouwerman, Founder and CEO of KnowBe4.
360Avanced, Inc., an independent and qualified security Assessor in St Peterburg, FL, conducted the audit of KnowBe4’s platform, testing the suitability of design of controls, with a focus on security, availability and confidentiality principles in line with strict criteria.
The purpose of SOC standards are to help provide confidence and peace of mind for organizations and their third-party partners. KnowBe4 earned the SOC 2 certification because it has sufficient policies and strategies that are designed to satisfactorily protect their customers’ data.
For more information about KnowBe4’s security practice, visit: https://www.knowbe4.com/security