Whether you choose to follow ISO 27001 or Service Organization Control 2 (SOC-2) guidelines, CyberStrong can help.
Both information security frameworks have specific benefits and challenges. CyberSaint understands the nuances of each as well as all the best practices for compliance.
The main difference between these two security protocols is that ISO 27001 is a standard that requires a risk assessment certification from an approved third-party and SOC-2 is an audit report that allows you to self-certify.
Compliance for ISO 27001 comes in the form of a certificate issued by the ISO certification committee. SOC-2 compliance is simply an attestation received from a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Also, SOC-2 is more common in North America while ISO 27001 is more popular worldwide.
ISO 27001 compliance requires a risk assessment, implementation of security controls, and an annual review of security policies and procedures.
SOC-2 is based on five principles called the Trust Service Criteria (TSC).