Press release | 29th August 2019

IDBS Achieves SOC 2 Compliance

IDBS becomes the first Electronic Lab Notebook provider to achieve SOC 2 compliance

IDBS has achieved compliance with SOC 2, following an audit by CyberGuard Compliance, LLC to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Trust Services Criteria. IDBS is the first enterprise scientific informatics platform provider to achieve SOC 2 compliance.

The goal of SOC 2 compliance is to ensure the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of all customer data and applies to any technology business storing customer data in the cloud. SOC 2 compliance requires both a technical audit alongside comprehensive information security policies and procedures.

The report shows IDBS has an established framework for internal controls that facilitates accountability and a commitment to security. It enables operating effectiveness, increased efficiencies and reduced costs, which translates into a platform that is safe, secure, and adds value, while helping to build increased trust and transparency with customers.

IDBS has previously achieved compliance with ISO 27001, which defines requirements for establishing an information security management system.

Christian Marcazzo, General Manager at IDBS, said: “We take information security incredibly seriously at IDBS – ensuring our customers know their data is safe. Becoming the first ELN provider to achieve SOC 2 compliance – along with our certification to ISO 27001 – demonstrates this.”

Damien Tiller, Quality Manager at IDBS, said: “The audit process was a thorough examination of the disciplines put in place to insure the operating controls relevant to the security, availability and confidentially at IDBS are the best they can be. The intensified interrogation that SOC 2 offers builds on the longstanding ISO 27001 compliance we have maintained, this should provide confidence in the robust controls we work tirelessly to ensure are in place.”

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