An In-Depth Guide to SOC 2 Security Common Criteria

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While typically not mandatory outside financial sectors, SOC 2 is a reliable security compliance model that any organization can follow. This can be seen in its security assessments, which include a robust list of “Common Criteria,” or broad areas of focus that any secure organization should follow. The recent revision of these criteria in 2023 serves businesses and their security partners to have a handle on what they are and what they mean for security. 

This article will cover the SOC 2 Security Common Criteria in detail and discuss what they mean for your organization and attestation.

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Implementing SOC 2 Requirements for Cloud Environments

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SOC 2 compliance provides a structured approach to ensuring data security, availability, and processing integrity, among other aspects. This article will dive into the specifics of SOC 2 and its impact on cloud security, shedding light on the technical controls, best practices, and the vital role of third-party attestations in bolstering trust between service providers and their clients.


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What is the Structure of a SOC 2 Report?

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Understanding the structure of a SOC 2 report is essential for both businesses and service providers who are thinking ahead to their audit and attestation. It will serve as the “story” of an organization’s SOC 2 journey, covering the evaluation of their adherence to the Trust Services Criteria (TSC)–security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. 

In this blog post, we will provide an overview of the standard structure of a SOC 2 report, encompassing its various sections and the information included in each of these segments. 


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