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Teknologize Successfully Completes Another SOC 2 Audit

Teknologize Successfully Completes Another SOC 2 Audit
Teknologize Successfully Completes Another SOC 2 Audit
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At Teknologize, we continually invest in security best practices to ensure that our client’s data stays safe and secure. As a part of an ongoing effort, we are excited to announce that we’ve successfully completed our SOC 2 audit for a third year.  

 

Teknologize Successfully Completes Another SOC 2 Audit to Further Our Commitment to Data Security 

 

Kennewick, Washington, April 9th, 2024

Teknologize, an IT Management and Cybersecurity Provider, announced today the successful completion of its Type 1 SOC 2 audit, reaffirming its dedication to ensuring customers and prospects that their data remains confidential, protected, and secure.

The examination was conducted by A-LIGN, a technology-enabled security and compliance firm trusted by more than 4,000 global organizations to help mitigate cybersecurity risks.  

 


“SOC 2 compliance demonstrates to clients, prospects, and security vendors that we have taken the necessary steps to protect data and systems from potential threats and breaches. Teknologize is committed to completing the SOC 2 readiness and audit process annually. We believe our commitment to data management and security best practices allows us to implement the same processes and controls for our clients."

Byron Martin, Teknologize CEO


 

 

What is a SOC 2 Report? 


SOC 2 report addresses risks associated with the handling and access of data and can be used by a variety of organizations of any size (e.g. SaaS, colocation, data hosting, etc.) Rather than a cybersecurity assessment that evaluates specific technical configurations, a SOC 2 report focuses more on how an organization implements and manages controls to mitigate the identified risks to the different parts of an organization.


The SOC 2 audit testing framework is based on the Trust Services Criteria (TSC), which are used to identify various risks (points of focus) an organization should consider addressing. Based on the TSCs the organization selects to be in-scope, the third-party compliance and audit firm evaluates whether the organization has the appropriate policies, procedures, and controls in place to manage the identified risks effectively.

 


“Congratulations to Teknologize for completing their SOC 2 audit, a widely recognized signal of trust and security," said Steve Simmons, COO of A-LIGN. "It's great to work with organizations like Teknologize, who understand the value of expertise in driving an efficient audit and the importance of a high-quality final report."


 

There are five Trust Services Criteria. The first criteria, Security, must be included with every SOC 2 report and is referred to as the “Common Criteria”. The remaining four are optional to include:IT Buyers Guide

  1. Security (required)
  2. Availability (optional)
  3. Processing Integrity (optional)
  4. Confidentiality (optional)
  5. Privacy (optional)

In order to pass a SOC 2 examination and receive a final SOC 2 report, an organization must prove they are addressing controls in areas such as information security, access control, vendor management, system backup, business continuity and disaster relief, and much more.   

 

Who Should Get a SOC 2 Examination?


Organizations of all sizes and industries can benefit from a SOC 2 Examination, as the audit can be performed for any organization that provides a variety of services to its customers. A SOC 2 report highlights the controls in place that protect and secure an organization’s system or services used by its customers. The scope of a SOC 2 Examination extends beyond the systems that have a financial impact, reaching all systems and tools used in support of the organization’s system or services.

Why Do I Need a SOC 2?


Today, many organizations outsource their business operations and services to third-party vendors, possibly putting client data at risk.  For this reason, organizations request that their vendors achieve SOC 2 compliance to demonstrate rigorous IT security standards.  Some additional reasons to consider a SOC 2 report for your organization include:

  1. Clients will most likely request a SOC 2 sooner or later.
  2. SOC 2 can bring a competitive advantage to your business.
  3. Enhanced information security practice.
  4. SOC 2 helps you gain customer trust.
  5. Ensure your employees understand best practices.

 

Know Your Data is Safe and Secure with Teknologize

 

Teknologize will make the SOC 2 report available to current or potential customers upon execution of a non-disclosure agreement.  We hope the steps we have taken help you and your IT teams remain confident in knowing that your data is secure with Teknologize. 

 


IT Buyers Guide 

Teknologize is a SOC 2 accredited, Professional Technology Services company with clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. We have offices located in:

  • Tri-Cities, Washington 509.396.6640
  • Yakima, Washington 509.396.6640
  • Bend, Oregon 541.848.6072

Questions about your IT or Cybersecurity? Give us a call today!

 

 

 

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