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Your playbook for starting SOC 2

Are you starting your SOC 2 certification? This Essential Guide to Starting SOC 2 is here to demystify all the resources around SOC 2 certification that are filled with acronyms and jargon that do more harm than good.

Download this ebook to explore a practical, tactical, step-by-step approach to SOC 2 so you get your certification efforts off to a great start. Specifically, you will learn:

  • What is SOC 2 and the differences between a Type 1 and Type 2 audit
  • How to scope your SOC 2 audit
  • The time and financial investments required for a successful audit
  • Staffing properly for the audit
  • And more

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    The security operations center (SOC) is a central hub that proves pivotal in the event of an attack. The centrality of an SOC allows for a rapid response that means the difference between a thwarted attack and a serious security breach.

    This e-guide explores the important role SOC plays in the overall cybersecurity framework, and presents 2 articles written by experts that look at SOC in different contexts:

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    Download the full e-guide to gain access to both articles and see how you can improve your organization’s SOC.

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    Cybersecurity operations have one overriding goal: protect the organization's information, websites, databases, business processes and communications. But as the threat landscape continues to evolve, so does the frequently of threats and the risks that come with them.

    Should cybersecurity pros outsource the SOC function or develop one in-house? And, if they outsource, what should the selection criteria be?

    Access this e-guide to explore:

    • Pros and cons of outsourced SOC
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    • 5 SOC best practices
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