Security, in the context of SOC 2 (Service Organization Control 2) compliance, is a category evaluated in a SOC 2 report. SOC 2 reports assess the controls implemented by service organizations to ensure the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of data within their systems.
Security refers to the protection of data from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. The SOC 2 Security criterion evaluates the effectiveness of the service organization’s controls and measures in place to protect data assets, systems, and infrastructure from security breaches or incidents.
SOC 2 Security evaluation includes assessing various aspects such as access controls, network security, logical and physical safeguards, vulnerability management, incident response, and employee security awareness. It aims to determine whether the service organization has implemented appropriate security controls to mitigate risks and protect against unauthorized access or data breaches.