Securitas Electronic Security Inc. (SES), announced the successful achievement of its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 certification, governed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). This accomplishment confirms SES has achieved the service commitments and system requirements for the trust services criteria relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, and confidentiality for SES Monitoring, Service Platforms and Operations.

Conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a leading international professional services network, the SOC 2 audit report confirms SES security, monitoring and information security practices, policies, procedures and operations meet the SOC 2 standards for security, integrity and confidentiality.

“With SOC 2 certification, companies have the security of knowing their security providers and business partners have gone through a detailed and thorough audit that recognizes adherence to a strict set of principles around securely managing customer data,” said Michael Beattie, senior vice president information technology, Securitas Electronic Security. “To assist clients, SES gives them access to our SOC 2 certification report so their audit teams can complete their own compliance requirement processes.”

The SOC reporting platform was developed by AICPA to help companies get a handle on the complex, diverse security issues present in the world, while providing a framework for service providers to measure against. The reports measure how well service and solution providers protect the confidential information of their customers. SOC 2 requirements are designed for companies that provide services including data hosting, colocation, data processing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) and are based on five “trust services principles” that reflect different criteria for managing customer data: security, privacy, availability, processing integrity and confidentiality. SES now provides its clients with the security of knowing that SES successfully meets SOC 2 certification.

“Achieving SOC 2 compliance is one of the most highly-regarded validation points for companies serious about their commitment to serving their clients with solutions and services that protect their people, customers and assets,” said Tony Byerly, president and CEO, Securitas Electronic Security. “This achievement gives our clients the increased level of confidence they need when considering SES as their security partner.”