Minneapolis, MN – July 2017 – Another year, another SOC 3 certification. Atomic Data, a local leader in the Data and Managed Services industry, has attained a SOC 3 certification for the seventh year in a row. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) asserts the SOC 3 certification on Service Organizations whose managed infrastructure and IT services:
- Protect information from unauthorized access, use, or modification
- Are available for operation and use, as committed or agreed
- Protect information designated as confidential, as committed or agreed
Atomic Data was recently audited by Wipfli LLP who deemed that the company met or exceeded the above criteria. The SOC 3 certification is derived from testing and examination in a SOC 2® Type II audit.
The SOC 3 report details Atomic Data’s staunch dedication to Human, Physical, and Logical Security Controls. Atomic Data’s Human Controls, like annual background checks, non-disclosure agreements, and annual security awareness training, stress the importance of maintaining confidentiality, security, and availability of client data and services. Physical Controls, like 24-hour video surveillance and recording and proximity card-controlled doors, secure Atomic Data’s facilities while 24-hour two-factor access to data centers provide clients with accessibility. The Logical Controls implemented by Atomic Data ensure the operating environments are properly secured from network access. Highly-controlled levels of authorization, given on a per-user basis, and access are monitored for internal and external threats at all times. These, and many other criteria outlined in the report, assure our clients that their systems and data are in safe hands with Atomic Data.
“We strive every year to improve security at Atomic Data,” said Yan Kravchenko, Chief Information Security Officer at Atomic Data. “We install new hardware and continually update our security controls to stay current with the newest technologies to secure our data, and the data in our charge. This year’s SOC 3 certification is indicative of our commitment to constantly improve.”
As an early adopter of SOC reporting, Atomic Data first achieved SOC 3 certification in 2011. The SOC 3 report explains how Atomic Data meets or exceeds the Trust Service Principles of Security, Confidentiality, and Availability put forth by the AICPA. The SOC 3 report offers insight into Atomic Data’s security and controls in an easily understandable format. The full SOC 2 report, detailing specific controls, is available for an in-person review upon request.
In a market where data security is paramount, Atomic Data excels. To their clients, the SOC 3 certification indicates that Atomic Data has taken the steps necessary to ensure the highest levels of safety, security, and availability. The SOC 3 certification proves Atomic Data’s ongoing commitment to their Service Delivery Philosophy: Safe. Simple. Smart.
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