Managing cloud risks with service organization controls

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Businesses are increasingly moving data and operations to the cloud, with potential for decreased infrastructure and labor costs with comparable access as on-premises solutions. When considering transitioning to the cloud, you must evaluate several risks, including the security and compliance backgrounds of potential providers. The provider market has flooded with options in recent years; you must ensure that a cloud vendor can match or exceed your safety and privacy demands.

Service organization controls (SOC) reports are a valuable tool to determine strengths and weaknesses of a potential cloud provider’s control environment. In particular, SOC 2 reports are optimal for a cloud vendor, presenting a holistic view of operational risks and IT controls. Read our white paper to learn about cloud options and risks and how SOC reports can help determine where your critical applications and data should reside.


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