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Compliance is not enough – it’s about trust: Komiko is SOC 2 type 2 Certified
We’re happy to announce that Komiko is SOC 2 type 2 compliant!
At Komiko we set out to make advanced data capture and data science practices and tools accessible to our customers through the Komiko platform. Many times, we hear customers say how Komiko “makes it all look and feel easy”. A lot of the heavy lifting is done behind the scenes as we employ complex machine learning and automation processes to our customers’ advantage. We take care to nurture Komiko’s innovative platform with genuine commitment to guard data and analytics processes, both in the cloud and on-premise, from any number of factors that could compromise their confidentiality. SOC 2 compliance means that Komiko was audited by the AICPA (“American Institute of Certified Public Accountants”) on the five “Trust Service Principles” [TSP] for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality and Privacy of Service Organizations.
SOC 2 CERTIFICATION
SOC 2 certification is issued by outside auditors. They assess the extent to which a vendor complies with the five trust principles based on the systems and processes in place.
SOC 2 Type II reports are the most comprehensive certification within the Systems and Organization Controls protocol.
A company that has achieved SOC 2 Type II certification has proven its system is designed to keep its clients’ sensitive data secure. When it comes to working with the cloud and related I.T. services, such performance and reliability is essential and increasingly required by regulators, examiners, and auditors.
SOC 1 vs. SOC 2
There are two types of SOC reports:
- Type 1 describes a vendor’s systems and whether their design is suitable to meet relevant trust principles. In other words, it means that “on paper” a business has implemented policies, standards and technology that comply to SOC 2 principles. Komiko is SOC 2 type 1 certified from October 18, 2017.
- Type 2 involves a much more rigorous auditing process by licensed AICPA auditors that demonstrates true real-world adherence to those policies. We are proud to announce that Komiko is now certified for SOC 2 type 2.
Committed to Trust and Accountability
SOC 2 is a measure of trust and accountability in a business’s data handling practices. It is one of the many measures we take to meet the highest security standards for data security. Every employee at Komiko is committed to these processes and to ensure that trust is at our top most priority.