Every business wants to know that their data and private information is safe. In a world of cloud-based technology and online integrated processes, knowing that the people you give this information to can be trusted is essential. One of the most effective ways of ensuring that customer data is protected - and proving that your business takes every possible precaution with data security - is to achieve certification from industry-recognised, trusted organisations.
One of the most recognised of these organisations is AICPA, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. They are the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession, dating back to 1887 and representing over 696,000 members. The AICPA provides SOC 2 certification, an auditing procedure that ensures service providers securely manage data. For many businesses, SOC 2 compliance is a minimal requirement when considering a SaaS provider. It defines criteria for managing customer data based on five “trust service principles”—security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. But SOC 2 is not just a certification - it proves your business is putting in place a safe and secure system, and shows your customers that you can be genuinely trusted in handling their data.
When businesses achieve SOC 2 certification, they and their customers both benefit from a wide range of advantages. For businesses, it shows your customers that you have taken all possible measures to prevent data breaches - in many cases, businesses will only partner with SOC 2 certified service providers. By undergoing SOC 2 auditing, organisations are well-positioned to streamline processes and controls based on their proven understanding of cyber security risks, improving your services for your customers and improving operational effectiveness. Needless to say, everyone at i6 is delighted to have achieved this milestone.
This is an excellent achievement for us as we scale our operations around the world and is recognition of the focus we put on information security for our business and also our customers. Working with data from airlines, fuel suppliers and service providers as we pioneer new solutions and efficiencies requires us to achieve a high-standard in all areas of what we do.
- Alex Mattos, COO, i6 Group
Our new SOC 2 certification strengthens our existing ISO27001 certification, proving that when it comes to data security, i6 is dedicated to being world leaders in our field.