Dataworks is proud to be among an elite few managed IT providers who have attained a System Operations Controls 2 (SOC 2) Type 1 attestation. Wanting to serve the many Puget Sound financial services with responsive, local managed IT, Dataworks underwent a rigorous audit process that demonstrates our trustworthiness and ability to comply with the guidelines set forth by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
What our SOC 2 means for Seattle businesses
While many Seattle managed IT providers will proclaim their ability to ensure your compliance and security, only a select number are willing to undergo the rigorous process of obtaining their SOC 2 report, and even fewer can successfully complete the requirements and obtain the resulting attestation.
“To us, a SOC 2 made sense,” says Caroline Smith, CEO and co-founder of Dataworks Consulting. “We want businesses to know that we practice what we preach. We don’t make recommendations that aren’t rooted in best practices. This audit provides assurance to our clients that we are trustworthy and mature in our operations. If something happens to our facility, our clients and their information are protected.”
What is a SOC 2?
SOC 2 Type 1 and Type 2 attestations are the gold standards of compliance in heavily regulated industries. With roots reaching back to SAS 70 and SSAE 16 reports, they afford trust and transparency to clients who increasingly rely on external service providers, like Dataworks, to ensure compliance with the rigorous standards necessary to make digital information accessible and secure around the clock.
Proven maturity and compliance for all industries
Though the SOC criteria are established by the AICPA, they are by no means exclusive to the compliance requirements for financial institutions. By undergoing a SOC 2 audit, Dataworks has demonstrated the ability to adhere to the most stringent standards of maintaining systems and data, satisfying requirements set forth for local government agencies, legal services, healthcare providers, nonprofits, government contractors and many other regulated industries.
“We are proud of our ongoing commitment to the security and protection of our clients,” Smith shared. “This shows that we have our house in order, so we are better positioned to take care of our clients.”
Ready to work with a responsive Seattle-based IT provider with their house in order? Contact us online or by phone (425) 687-6185 today.