Firm proves effective operation of and adherence to strict security controls protecting client data.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 22, 2021) – Structured Managed Services today announced the successful completion of its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 examination, giving the company a superior mark of distinction among IT service providers.
SOC 2 is an auditing standard maintained by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to validate an organization’s internal controls for maintaining its customers’ information security and privacy across the enterprise — including in the cloud. Further, verification of SOC 2 Type 2 compliance is awarded only after a stringent independent auditing process ensures comprehensive information security policies and procedures are carefully followed in daily practice over a 6- to 12-month review period.
Structured Managed Services demonstrated meticulous adherence over the last year to stated policies and procedures for maintaining privacy, information security, data management, and communication across its client base.
“Nothing is more important to the Structured team than the protection and integrity of our clients’ data,” said Structured President and CEO Ron Fowler. “We knew that to combat today’s grim threat landscape and give our customers the peace of mind they deserve, it was imperative for our team to embrace the rigors of SOC 2 certification, as well as its maintenance.”
To confirm the SOC 2 Type 2 attestation, independent auditors conducted detailed, comprehensive reviews of Structured’s business practices. They reviewed the company’s infrastructure and how it is maintained; security across the enterprise, including physical security, hiring processes, and employee access to information; risk and change management procedures; and corporate communication policies, both internal and external. Explicit attention was paid to organizational policies and procedures for secure data management, especially how they work to protect customers by reducing the risk of data loss, compromise and breach.
“Any managed services provider that is serious about security and compliance will take the time to critically examine, improve, document, and abide by a higher standard of data protection policies and processes,” said Ruth Walters, the senior managing director of Structured’s cloud practice. “Additionally, many of our clients have their own regulatory requirements to meet. For them, working with a SOC 2 Type 2-compliant provider is a must.”
“That said, even if none of our clients fell under a framework, we gladly would take the extra responsibility for protecting their privacy, security, and data as a non-negotiable,” Walters added.
Structured is an award-winning solution provider delivering secure, cloud-connected digital infrastructure. For nearly 30 years, we’ve helped clients through all phases of digital transformation by securely bridging people, business and technology.
We provide design guidance, engineering assistance, and product recommendations that adhere to best practices, boost ROI, and – most importantly – maximize information security. Customers trust us to provide valuable insight throughout the process of selecting and implementing secure and scalable IT strategies, platforms, and processes that meet modern expectations and drive measurable improvements throughout the enterprise.
For more information on Structured’s Managed Services, visit https://structured.com/managed-services or call (800) 881-0962.