Pioneer-360 is proud to announce the achievement of our SOC2 Type 2 Certification – a process that our employees have devoted their blood, sweat, and tears to over the course of the last two years. A SOC 2 Type 2 Certification guarantees a third-party auditor has verified that Pioneer-360 follows best security practices in not only infrastructure but processes as well. This company-wide achievement is huge for our MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) status, adding to our robust security and compliance guarantees.
What is SOC2?
SOC stands for System and Organization Controls and is a standard of the AICPA that is widely considered the touchstone for trust in the cloud and Security as a Service industries. This rigorous process was created by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to improve reporting for service organizations and ensure the security, confidentiality, and privacy of their customer’s data. A third-party auditor is then required to audit our Pioneer-360 to ensure that we meet best security practices in everything they do.
SOC audits encompass every aspect of business – technical, personnel, and everything in between. A positive report is difficult to achieve, as this audit covers a continuous period of time, but it ensures that our clients can expect high standards across Pioneer-360’s data security and privacy practices, as well as our quality control and reporting. This certification proves that Pioneer-360 holds itself to the same standards that many of our financial/manufacturing clients are forced to uphold. With a full understanding of your compliancy standards, Pioneer-360 can be an even bigger asset to your organization.
What Does This Mean For Me?
Pioneer-360 being SOC2 Type 2 Certified can be a huge asset to your organization. Our SOC 2 Compliance Certification is based on specific criteria for managing customer data the right way and is based on five trust service categories: security, availability, processing, integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. Which means that you can rest easy knowing that your data is safe when stored with Pioneer-360 and you can trust that we uphold ourselves to the highest compliance standards.
The biggest asset to your organization is that fact that our SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance Certification may help you achieve your compliance. In some instances, our SOC 2 controls can be extended to our clients, allowing you to skip the portion of the expensive, rigorous, and time-consuming process we’ve already gone through. However, while Pioneer-360 manages the security of your network and cloud, the security inside of your network and cloud (user activity) is the responsibility of the client (please contact Pioneer-360 today if you have any specific questions about what our certification means for you and your organization).
So, Now What?
Pioneer-360 has over three decades of security and compliance experience, and we are proud to now have the certifications to show our cyber maturity. Moving forward we plan to continuously improve the way we do IT, while simultaneously improving the way you do business. Pioneer-360 has perfectly aligned people, processes, and technology in a way that is critical to our success and the success of our clients. We could not be prouder of our dedicated employees that made this certification possible!