SOC 2 Compliance in the United Kingdom

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SOC 2 Compliance in the United Kingdom

United Kingdom is the global center of high technology and innovations and serves as a home for thousands of startups dealing with sensitive information and customer data.

If you are looking for SOC 2 Compliance in the United Kingdom, Akitra’s compliance automation is the solution with a team of experts, our customer support team
will walk you through every step of the SOC 2 certification process.

What is SOC 2?

SOC 2 is an auditing procedure specifying that an organization handling customer data is managing it securely based on 5 “trust service principles” —security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.

Complying with SOC 2 audit reports gives you an edge over your competition with an added layer of trust and feeling of security of their sensitive data and information for customers.

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SOC 2 Compliance Cost

The manual process of the SOC 2 compliance process requires sucient labor, a considerable amount of other resources, and a long time period which results in high cost and low ROI.

While going through the compliance automation process, some time consuming tasks will be automated, such as evidence collection, designing policies from scratch, etc. Naturally, automation is less time consuming and economically better than the manual process.

What Are SOC 2 Reports?

After the audit process, the organization receives the SOC 2 report and is shared with stakeholders. Unlike the reports of other frameworks, the SOC 2 report doesn’t contain an extensive list of conditions and requirements; it states that the service organization has secure and reliable controls and policies in place to avert the risk of cyber threats and data thefts that customer information might face.

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There are Two types of SOC 2 Reports

It’s very important to know the difference between SOC 2 Type 1 and Type 2 reports while going through the compliance process.​

SOC 2 Type 1

Also referred to as point-in-time reports, a SOC 2 Type 1 report is dated to a particular time period. The report contains the description of the service organization’s system and tests of design of the relevant controls.

SOC 2 Type 2

The SOC 2 Type 2 report covers the period of 6-12 months and consists of a detailed description of the system along with tests of design. In addition, it describes the evidence of operating effectiveness of controls to specify that the controls and system are functioning as directed by the management of service organization.

SOC 2 Certification Process

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Step 1

Determine the scope of SOC 2 compliance and choose the appropriate trust principle apart from security

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Step 2

Choose relevant controls and policies from the controls library and policies.

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Step 3

Gather evidence for chosen controls using automated evidence collection.

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Step 4

Receive SOC 2 audit report after an audit by an independent auditor.

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Step 5

Review audit reports, remediate control deficiencies, and maintain ongoing compliance.

Other United Kingdom Certifications

  • HIPAA Certification in the United Kingdom
  • ISO 27001 Certification in the United Kingdom

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