“When I grow up I want to be a singer. No, wait, I mean, a professional basketball player. Or, uh, actually a pilot!” This doesn’t sound too off – most kids will say they want to grow up to be sports stars, famous actors/actresses, firemen, or even astronauts.
But maybe, just maybe, you land up working for a SaaS company that has selected you to lead the SOC 2 compliance process! Problem is, you have no prior experience or knowledge in what it takes to get ready for the audit to be SOC 2 compliant. This is where you’ll need to become a SOC 2 Master Lead Implementer!
SOC 2 is a superhero of the security framework and auditing world. With SaaS companies dealing with sensitive customer data, most of their customers and potential customers today require them to be SOC 2 compliant. What does that mean? Let’s break it down for you:
SOC 2 (Service Organization Controls 2) is a set of compliance requirements geared toward technology-based companies that use cloud-based storage of customer data. SOC 2 is both an audit procedure and criteria, as well as a voluntary compliance standard that specifies how an organization should manage internal controls. The AICPA (The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) developed a set of criteria to be used when evaluating an organization’s design and operating effectiveness of controls relevant to the Trust Service Principles (Security, Availability, Confidentiality, Processing Integrity, and/or Privacy).
Customers may be more inclined to do business with you as a result of being SOC 2 compliant. By meeting SOC 2 standards, you demonstrate to potential customers that your company meets the most rigorous standards of security and service.
So many SaaS companies need SOC 2 today but the process is nothing short of hellish. It’s complicated and time-consuming and most of us know absolutely nothing about this framework and why it’s important.
That’s why we’re super excited to announce the launch of the SOC 2 Academy, a free SOC 2 masterclass that provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals surrounding the cloud security framework SOC 2. Geared towards CISOs, CTOs, compliance officers, or anyone that is leading SOC 2 in their organizations, the SOC 2 Academy will assist in starting their journey toward SOC 2 compliance. These fundamentals relate to how an organization manages and maintains its information and its security, as well as the protection of users’ privacy.
The first SOC 2 compliance course of its kind: SOC 2 Academy
CISOs, CTOs, and compliance officials, or anyone really, who are responsible for SOC 2 within their organizations will benefit tremendously from Scytale’s SOC 2 Academy by gaining greater knowledge and understanding of SOC 2 and the audit process. The course is made up of 9 core modules that cover topics such as Security Management Procedures, Compliance Monitoring, Security Controls, and Conducting a SOC 2 Audit. On average, the course is expected to take 2-4 hours to complete, and students are awarded a SOC 2 Master Implementer Certificate upon completion, which attests to their deep understanding of and knowledge about the SOC 2 security framework and compliance process.
The SOC 2 standard by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is one of the world’s most dynamic and reputable security compliance standards in the domain of SaaS B2B in North America. SOC 2 defines necessary information security policies and procedures, risk and vendor management, recommended security controls and monitoring, and much more.
Scytale helps SaaS companies around the world meet SOC 2 compliance requirements, which has become a gold standard for many companies, especially those trying to enter the US market with a B2B product in a cloud environment. Through its automated compliance platform and continuous audit management, Scytale saves its customers countless resources and time, helping them focus on their core competencies: software, products, sales, and customer service.
Founder and CEO of Scytale, Meiran Galis: “What good is having expert knowledge if you don’t share it with others? We are very pleased to announce the launch of the SOC 2 Academy, the first-ever SOC 2 masterclass that boosts world-class security compliance education for entrepreneurs, startups, engineers, and security teams.
Who should take this SOC 2 compliance course?
It’s a very valid question! Our mission at Scytale is to boost world-class security compliance education for entrepreneurs, startups, and security teams.
We focus on building and sharing knowledge and providing step-by-step manuals on how to get this done by yourself successfully, as well as, automatically!
This certification is relevant to:
- Head of Engineering
- Compliance Officer
- Security Manager
- Or pretty much anyone else who is leading SOC 2 compliance for their organization!
Prove your expertise to your network
If you’re leading SOC 2 compliance at your organization, then this course is for you.
The MOST comprehensive masterclass for SOC 2 out there, and the ONLY dedicated SOC 2 Master Implementer Certification in existence.
Oh, and it’s free.