Why Our SOC 2 Type 2 Re-accreditation is More Than a Certificate to Us
Is a certification or re-accreditation a major reason for celebration for any company? Well, at Atheer it is because this is more than just a certificate. Our SOC 2 Type 2 certification in 2022 and re-accreditation in 2023 demonstrate the importance we place on customer data and privacy. It assures our customers (and partners) that we can meet the strictest compliance requirements while constantly working towards improving safety, reducing unplanned downtime, prolonging asset life, and elevating the overall service experience.
Why Does SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance Matter in 2023?
Economic volatility, hybrid working, and the intelligent deception styles of hackers have put cyber and data security into the limelight. As businesses and customers become extremely vulnerable to sophisticated attacks, a SOC 2 Type 2 certification demonstrates the effectiveness of the administrative and technical controls and policies an organization has implemented.
As a cybersecurity compliance framework developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the key purpose of SOC 2 is to ensure that client data is securely stored and processed by third-party service providers. Being a recognized standard, the certification is designed for organizations of all sizes to ensure that the data of potential and existing customers is protected.
The purpose of the SOC 2 certification is to evaluate an organization’s information systems relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. Through rigorous independent third-party SOC 2 audits conducted by a reputable, certified public accountant, the certification evaluates individual companies on a variety of security and compliance-related factors.
An organization that is SOC 2 Type 2 certified holds a stronger business reputation in the market. It builds confidence in its customers, partners, and vendors by displaying how it constantly achieves key compliance controls and objectives. It also showcases the policies and procedures it follows for handling customer data, including data stored in the cloud.
What Does SOC 2 Type 2 Mean for Atheer?
In July 2023, we achieved a successful re-accreditation of our SOC 2 Type 2 certification. This means our organization has the systems and procedures to protect customer data across all cloud and non-cloud assets. It also indicates how our company continuously maintains the highest security levels to protect sensitive data.
However, SOC 2 Type 2 compliance is a lot more than just a certification. It means the data security of our customers is always a top priority. It shows our commitment to ensuring that our controls, policies, and procedures align with industry best practices and evolve as the business grows.
Achieving compliance with SOC 2 Type 2 is a key milestone on our information security roadmap. So, what does SOC 2 Type 2 mean to us? Being re-accredited means:
- We consistently maintain processes and practices that meet the highest level of oversight and monitoring.
- Our compliance controls are designed and operate appropriately according to the necessary standards.
- We take the security and privacy of customer data seriously and are dedicated to adhering to the highest industry standards.
- Our organization is fully committed to the highest levels of data security, and we uphold proper data security procedures.
- We maintain proper data security procedures over time and look to ensure sustained compliance rather than a one-time project affair.
Upholding the Highest Levels of Security for All Our Stakeholders
Data security and privacy have been Atheer’s priorities from the very beginning. As a company that believes that customers deserve the best service, our SOC 2 Type 2 certification (and re-accreditation) demonstrates how we hold the data of our customers, vendors, and partners to the highest standard.
The security of our clients is our greatest concern, and we at Atheer can assure you that everyone in our company is working around the clock to maintain the required levels of security and compliance, ensuring peace of mind for all our stakeholders.
Atheer’s cloud‑based platform and mobile first solutions help manufacturers digitalize operations across their extended service networks and, as a result, unlock productivity, improve customer loyalty and profitability, all while reducing the cost to serve. Atheer is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. www.atheerair.com.