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Glossary definition: SOC 2 Controls

SOC 2: Understanding Security & Confidentiality Controls

SOC 2 Controls are a set of security and privacy standards and procedures designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer data. These controls are based on the AICPA's Trust Services Principles and Criteria, and are designed to help organizations protect their customer data and ensure that they are meeting their legal, regulatory, and contractual obligations. The controls cover five core areas: Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy. Organizations must demonstrate that they have implemented the necessary controls to protect customer data and meet the requirements of the Trust Services Principles and Criteria. The SOC 2 report is an independent assessment that is conducted by a third-party auditor and is used to validate an organization's compliance with the SOC 2 Controls.