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Cognism Certified SOC 2 Type II Compliant

Cognism, the globally compliant international sales intelligence provider, today announced that it is certified SOC 2 Type II compliant!

Delivering peace of mind for customers on data security and confidentiality

Cognism has been certified as a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II compliant company, which confirms that it has achieved the AICPA’s Trust Services Criteria for Security, Availability, Confidentiality, Processing Integrity, and Privacy with regards to data.

For security-conscious businesses, SOC 2 compliance is a minimal requirement when considering a SaaS provider or product, such as Cognism’s premium sales intelligence platform.

What is SOC 2?

Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the SOC 2 information security standard is an audit report on the examination of controls relevant to the trust services criteria categories covering security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. It looks at the policies, procedures, and internal controls of a digital business like Cognism.

Testing and reporting on these controls are important because they impact the security, privacy, and confidentiality of data. Every audit is conducted in accordance with the AIPCA audit guide and Attestation Standards Section 101.

What does this mean for Cognism’s customers?

In a nutshell, they can feel more confident that the prospect data provided meets the requirements of data laws and compliance standards when handling the security, privacy, and confidentiality of its cloud-stored B2B data.

Companies are constantly balancing the need to track product users and personalise their content, with the requirement to protect personal identifying information. The SOC 2 Type II certification shows that companies can trust the data controls that Cognism’s SaaS platform offers and can gain maximum value from the enriched information that it has about decision-makers within organisations.

Stjepan Buljat, CTO & Co-founder at Cognism explains:

"We live and breathe security and compliance at Cognism as we handle large amounts of company data that help our customers reach new target audiences."

"Most companies, when they start their SOC 2 compliance journey choose to select type 1 qualification, whereas we’ve selected the more complex type 2 route – often described as the difference between a balance sheet audit and a full audit of financial operations. Type 2 looks at the information security controls we have in action and confirms that we’re organised to handle the data privacy concerns of the largest companies on the planet."

"For our customers, they can rest assured that we have the highest standards of security and compliance and we continue to invest in upholding them."

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