Securing yourself in a Remote Work World

Securing yourself in a Remote Work World

A new remote work world?

COVID-19 or the Coronavirus is changing life as we know it. From simple handshakes to finding toilet paper, life has changed tremendously over the past several weeks. One area that is significantly impacted is the rise of remote workers. Companies in every industry are mandating that employees work from their home offices. This sudden shift in the way we work has created a few new potential cyber security issues that employees and employers.

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SOC 1, SOC 2, or SOC 3: What’s the difference?

SOC 1, SOC 2, or SOC 3

What the SOC?

A service organization controls (SOC) report is a way to verify that an organization is following some specific best practices before you outsource a business function to that organization. These best practices are related to finances, security, processing integrity, privacy, and availability.

It is a standardized report that gives service providers a mechanism to deliver insight into the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls relevant to user entities (i.e., customers). There are three primary types of reports:

A SOC 1 is related to internal controls that impact financial reporting or internal controls of the customers of the service organization.

SOC 2 and SOC 3 are related to internal controls that impact system security or availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, or the privacy of customer data.

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