Get to know the certifications project at Digibee, which aims to increase the confidence of customers, prospects and investors about Digibee iPaaS.
A compliance certification is a formal recognition by a Compliance Assessment body that an Organization meets predefined requirements related to risk and privacy management, demonstrating the ability to perform its activities with confidence. In other words, certifications bring independent confirmation that we have sound controls and processes in place to manage risk and protect our clients' data.
Digibee certification project aims to increase the confidence of customers, prospects and investors that Digibee's processes and technologies meet the latest market standards. Some customer segments require certain certifications from their platforms and partners, and Digibee is no exception.
Digibee has chosen the Laika platform to manage the certification project, which provides the following elements:
- 1.A platform to manage and automate compliance;
- 2.Advisory support to accelerate the certification process (we have the support of a dedicated compliance architect);
- 3.Help organizations comply with security standards required by regulators and corporate clients, such as SOC 2, ISO 27001, and HIPAA. This project is being led by the Digibee Product team, and we have achieved the first certifications in 2022.
Digibee has chosen SOC 2 and PCI-DSS as the first two certifications to be obtained. Below is an overview of the scope of these certifications:
SOC 2 (System and Organization Controls 2) is a type of audit report that certifies the reliability of services provided by a service provider organization. It is commonly used to assess the risks associated with third-party software solutions that store customer data online.
The SOC 2 certification is one of the most important for any SaaS platform and usually takes about 6 months to 1 year to complete.
It is important to note that SOC 2 applies to companies operating or doing business in North America, specifically the U.S. However, it is also important in other locations and for SaaS platforms, this certification has become essential.
Upon completion of the SOC 2 audit, auditors provide companies with a detailed report to share with customers, partners, and investors. This report includes a description of the system and the controls in place to protect data managed or transmitted through the system, as well as an assessment of the system's information security posture.
SOC 2 Type I: This is the first SOC 2 certification. It provides an overview of a period in which controls and guidelines have been applied.
SOC 2 Type II: This is a certification designed to ensure and monitor that SOC 2 Type I steps are implemented on a recurring basis.
- It can only be obtained after 3 months of successful implementation of SOC 2 Type I.
- After implementation, it means that we have already met some of the requirements required by PCI-DSS (financial sector), which reduces the overall project time to obtain these other certifications.
PCI-DSS: Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance is required by credit card companies to ensure the security of transactions in the payments' industry. This is a highly sought-after certification in the financial sector.
PCI-DSS compliance is not only a requirement to prevent identity theft but also contains numerous best practices for detecting, preventing, and remediating data breaches. Compliance with PCI-DSS also protects our organization in the event of a breach and data leak.
HIPAA: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a set of regulations that U.S. healthcare organizations must comply with to protect patients' confidential health information from disclosure without their consent or knowledge. This certification is highly sought-after by healthcare customers.
Customers and prospects who want more information about SOC 2 Type I and II and PCI-DSS reports can request it from their CSM or Sales team.