Do you need your SOC 2 but don’t know where to start?
So many SaaS startups out there today are realizing that SOC 2 is a must-have, but getting SOC 2 compliant can be a nightmare - it's super time consuming, complicated, and it's hard to know where to begin.
This event includes a panel of experts who shine light on SOC 2 and share their insights and experience on how SaaS startups can scale the compliance process.
Meiran Galis, CEO, Scytale.
Moshe Ferber, Chairman, Cloud Security Alliance, Israel Chapter.
Demi Ben-Ari, CTO, Panorays.
Gal Nakash, Co-Founder, Stealth Mode Startup.
Summary of the Webinar
- Demi Ben-Ari, CTO, Panorays
- Moshe Ferber, Chairman Cloud Security Alliance, Israel Chapter
- Gal Nakash, CTO & Co-Founder, Stealth Startup
- Meiran Galis, CEO, Scytale
In the webinar, speakers talk about how young companies offering software as a service (SaaS companies) must prioritize compliance to meet the growing demands of their customers. Trust is the cornerstone of these customer relationships, and establishing trust hinges on transparency, competency, and assurance. To meet these expectations, adhering to industry-standard frameworks such as ISO 27001 and SOC 2 (particularly for U.S. customers) has become imperative. In fact, many companies won’t even consider partnering with those that do not have these frameworks in place. Cloud-based products, in particular, handle sensitive data, making compliance crucial to ensure complete trust, especially when breaches or attacks will inevitably occur.
Many diverse types of breaches, including third-party breaches, pose ongoing challenges for SaaS companies, emphasizing the need for robust data security. Compliance and security setups can be complex, highlighting the importance of starting your compliance journey early and adopting a “security by design” approach rather than retrofitting security measures onto an existing infrastructure. SOC 2 compliance, brings security to the forefront of operations, avoiding sales blockades.
Security compliance for startups is marked by significant advantages, such as simplified security questionnaires, time savings, and a comprehensive understanding of security gaps. As startups grow, security postures must evolve, and automated compliance plays a pivotal role in enhancing efficiency, addressing emergency security concerns, and customizing controls to match a company’s unique security needs. By taking these proactive measures, startups demonstrate their commitment to safeguarding information and systems, reassuring potential customers that their data is safe.
With cybersecurity threats constantly on the rise, ensuring data security through compliance measures is a critical aspect of business resilience. The proactive pursuit of compliance is not just a checkbox exercise; it’s a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and security in an ever-evolving digital world.
In this ever-expanding landscape, compliance is not only about meeting regulations but also about facilitating vendor assessments, ensuring reliability, and nurturing trust in working relationships. Compliance is now an integral part of a company’s sales strategy, offering a competitive advantage and supporting overall growth. As industry standards continue to evolve, maintaining SOC 2 compliance has become a prerequisite for attracting partners and customers alike. In essence, it’s not a question of “if” but “when” companies must embrace compliance to thrive in today’s business environment.