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LOS ANGELES, CA—October 15, 2020—Certemy, a leading provider of certification, licensing, and compliance management software for professional certification boards, state licensing boards, government agencies, and employers of credentialed professionals, is pleased to announce that the company has successfully achieved SOC 2® Type 2 certification.
“Our public and private sector clients trust us to keep their customer data safe and secure at all times,” said Zorik Gordon, Founder and CEO of Certemy. “Our commitment to securing clients’ mission-critical data enables Certemy to join a very few select cloud software providers that offer SOC 2 peace of mind to security-conscious organizations seeking a credentialing or compliance management software partner.”
What is SOC 2 and Who Needs It?
SOC stands for “System and Operations Controls.” The SOC regulations and certification standards were developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to regulate the security of service organizations, such as software vendors, that store or process customer data. SOC-certified companies must maintain annual audits, ongoing training, development and implementation of enhanced security measures, and frequent testing of their processes to ensure they protect their customers’ data. Larger and more security-conscious organizations require their software vendors to be SOC 2 compliant to ensure that customer data is managed and secured using the most robust and exacting processes available.
Type 1 versus Type 2
A type 1 SOC audit evaluates and reports on the design of controls and procedures put in place as of a single point of time. A type 2 SOC audit takes the process described above a step further and provides a service organization with an opportunity to report on its controls’ operating effectiveness over a period of time.
Certemy is certified for the more rigorous and demanding Type 2 standard that most organizations demand of their software partners.
For more information, read our blog post on 9 Things You Should Know About SOC 2 Data Security
Certemy is a leading provider of affordable, easy-to-use certification management software for professional certification boards. Our platform streamlines and automates certification workflows to help certification boards become more efficient, transparent, and agile while reducing IT costs and administrative burdens.
Certemy delivers the lowest cost of ownership for any comparable solution with predictable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) pricing with no implementation, training, or change fees. We also provide the only certification management solution that allows board staff to change application and renewal processes themselves without IT help or programming. Our platform scales to support boards of every size — from those managing a few hundred professionals to those managing over 100,000.
An active member of the credentialing community, Certemy is a proud member of The Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR), the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), and the Association of Test Publishers (ATP). Learn more about Certemy at certemy.com.