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Glossary definition: SOC 2 Compliance

SOC 2 Compliance: Achieving Security & Trustworthiness

SOC 2 Compliance is a set of standards and requirements designed to ensure that organizations providing services to customers maintain the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of customer data. It requires organizations to implement a comprehensive set of security controls and processes to protect customer data and ensure its availability, integrity, and confidentiality. The SOC 2 standard is based on the Trust Services Criteria, which consists of five categories: Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy. Security includes measures to protect customer data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Availability involves ensuring that customer data is available when needed. Processing Integrity requires that customer data is processed accurately and completely. Confidentiality ensures that customer data is not disclosed to unauthorized individuals or entities. Lastly, Privacy requires that organizations protect customer data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Organizations that achieve SOC 2 compliance demonstrate that they have taken the necessary steps to protect customer data and are committed to providing a secure environment.