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What is the difference between NIST and SOC 2?

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What is the difference between NIST and SOC 2?

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology): NIST is a U.S. federal agency that develops standards and guidelines for the security of information systems. It is responsible for the development of the NIST 800-53 publication, which provides a comprehensive set of security controls for organizations to use when designing and implementing their information security programs.

SOC 2 (System and Organizational Controls): SOC 2 is a set of standards developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). It is a framework for auditing the internal controls of an organization. It focuses on the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of customer data. SOC 2 is designed to provide assurance that an organization has implemented effective controls to protect its customers’ data. SOC 2 is often used by organizations to demonstrate their commitment to data security and privacy.

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