Simple SOC 2 Reporting and Management for Public Cloud Computing Environments
The need for greater trust and transparency into vendors’ operations, processes and results has become a strategic imperative. But many organizations struggle to provide the assurance their customers need through accurate controls reporting. System and Organization Controls (SOC) reporting seeks to remedy this. Developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), SOC 2 defines criteria for managing customer data based on five “trust service principles”— security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
SOC 2 is applicable to public cloud computing solutions, as there is an increasing demand for compliance reporting over the management and security of sensitive data. Organizations that rely on third parties to use, store, and dispose of critical data need certainty that their cloud provider’s environment is secure and compliant. To satisfy regulators’ and other stakeholders’ demands for internal controls surety, a SOC 2 report focuses on the aforementioned five trust service principles.
Applying SOC 2 compliments the shared responsibility model of cloud computing, providing a robust framework for both compliance and reporting for organizations that leverage public cloud computing environments.
For organizations using public cloud environments, adherence to both SOC 2 and the shared security model is a must. RedLock is here to help organizations meet both requirements.
RedLock automatically discovers cloud resources as soon as they are created, and then immediately profiles them to understand which policies to assess for SOC 2 compliance.
Compliance and security teams can easily view, monitor and report on the SOC 2 compliance status of all public cloud environments, quickly noting resources that pass and fail the SOC 2 requirements.
RedLock continuously monitors cloud computing resources for violations and automatically alerts the appropriate for remediation.
RedLock not only enables you to report on your current SOC 2 compliance posture, but also maintains historical snapshots of your environment, enabling you to prove compliance for any past periods.
RedLock’s custom compliance dashboard enables organizations to create their control panel to view and manage SOC 2 compliance, including a summary for all your public cloud computing environments. With RedLock, you can easily and quickly see the number of resources passing and failing compliances checks.
During an audit, organizations are asked to prove compliance for a given time period. This poses significant challenges in public cloud computing environments where users are constantly making changes without a security review. RedLock enables you to report on your current compliance posture, including SOC 2, and also maintains historical snapshots of your environment, enabling you to prove compliance for any past periods as well.
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