In part two of this podcast episode, InfoSystems' EVP and CISO, Fred Cobb, and COO, Keith Hales, discuss SOC 2, the industry "gold standard" certification for IT Companies providing Cybersecurity services. SOC 2 certification is authorized by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and proves a company is qualified to handle sensitive/financial data securely.
Fred and Keith discuss practical steps organizations should be taking to stay one step ahead of the "bad guys." These steps can look like utilizing Multi-factor Identification and installing Anti-virus software on all company devices. While important for your company, you also want to ensure any outside IT Company you plan to work with has these kind of measures in place. You need to ensure IT Companies you work with are compliant and have your best interest in mind. Ways to check the professionalism of an IT Company can include conducting background checks, asking for proof of certifications, and inquiring on systems used internally.
Part two of this episode is essential for business leaders seeking to better protect their employees and organization from cyber threats.