What does SOC 2 compliance mean?
As an election service provider, data security is a vital part of what we do. While it’s easy for any company to simply say they have top security measures, it is important to know they are complying with industry standards throughout the process.
A good indicator of quality data security controls is SOC 2 compliance. SOC 2 was developed by the Association of International Certified Professional (AICPA) to provide standardized best practices for service organizations like Survey & Ballot Systems. It is a technical audit that ensures strict policies and procedures for security, integrity and confidentiality of all our voting data.
According to AICPA, SOC 2 reporting can also play an important role in:
- Oversight of the organization
- Vendor management programs
- Internal corporate governance and risk management processes
- Regulatory oversight
This level of compliance is something you should look for with any vendor, but especially one handling your member and voter data. It enables you to feel confident that all voting information is in good hands and kept secure and confidential, while still giving you the convenience of a third-party election.
For more information about SOC 2, visit the AICPA page here.
If you’d like to read about our security measures, learn more by clicking here.