The digital experience agency Primacy announced that they have completed the voluntary data security audit to earn their Service Organization Control Type 2 Certification (SOC 2) for the fourth consecutive year.
Considered the gold standard in data security, storage, and transition practices, policies, and procedures, certification indicates that Primacy underwent a voluntary third-party audit of their security practices and met the standards set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Primacy’s VP of Cyber Security, Richard Wilford, commented, “As you can imagine, earning this certification and going through the audit is a rigorous exercise, and some similarly situated agencies and service providers may think it’s overkill; however since we work in highly regulated industries including financial services, healthcare, and education, we look at the certification as a demonstration of our commitment to protecting our clients and their customers from the evolving risks involved in doing any kind of business online. To us, it demonstrates that we take privacy and security seriously and that clients can trust us to keep their data, and their customers' data, safe and secure.”
Stan Valencis, founder and President of Primacy said, “It’s critical to me that our clients feel confident in our ability to keep their data secure, and that they continue to look to us as trusted advisors on all matters related to security and privacy. I’m proud of Richard and his team for once again earning this certification— I know how important it is to our client base, and given how quickly cybercrime evolves, it’s a testament to our ongoing efforts to be proactive, instead of reactive, when it comes to such a critical function of doing business.”
The report on the certification audit and process includes details on Primacy’s security practices, and how they meet AICPA guidelines on data security, availability, processing, integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. Primacy will make the available to clients and prospective clients upon the execution of a non-disclosure agreement.