5 Comparisons of SOC 2 and ISO 27001 certification’

Globally, enterprises are getting concerned about how their vendors maintain their information security practices. Consequently, there is an increased requirement for evidence showing that the services provided to them are trustworthy, and a way to prove that is by providing a  globally recognized standard.

Two of the most effective ways of doing it is by getting ISO/IEC 27001: 2013 certified or showing Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 report.

What is the difference between SOC 2 and ISO 27001?

SOC2ISO 27001
Definition SOC 2 refers to a set of audit reports to evidence the level of conformity to a set of defined criteria (TSC)ISO 27001 is a standard that establishes requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Geographical applicabilityUnited StatesInternational
Applicability by industryfor service organizations from any industryfor organizations of any size or industry
ComplianceSOC 2 is attested by a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA)ISO 27001 is certified by ISO certification body
Objective SOC 2 is intended to prove the security level of systems against static principles and criteriaISO 27001 aims to define, implement, operate, control, and improve overall security

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