Risk Assurance & Advisory Partner Kate Williams, CPA, CISA appeared as a guest on the most recent episode of the VanRein Compliance Podcast.

The episode, “Unlocking Security: A Deep Dive into SOC 2 Compliance with Kate Williams“, unlocks the mysteries of SOC 2 compliance and turns what could be a tedious topic into an accessible and engaging affair. They cover the ins and outs of the SOC 2 framework, its inception, and why tech companies big and small need to sit up and take notice.  The tech landscape is evolving, and with it, the pressures faced by startups to achieve SOC 2 compliance. The trio dissects the nuances between SOC 1 and SOC 2 audits, and the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 reports. The insights offered go beyond mere compliance; they’re about seizing opportunities and navigating the challenges of resource allocation for early-stage companies. This chapter reveals the true value of compliance investments and when it might be wise to challenge the status quo.

The episode concludes with a deep dive into the darker side of tech – data breaches, their repercussions, and the subtleties of off-boarding processes. By sharing stories of security slip-ups and the importance of structured documentation, Kate emphasizes the need for robust cybersecurity measures. She also clarifies the distinctions between SOC 2 and ISO certifications, ensuring listeners are armed with the knowledge to protect their companies from becoming another cautionary tale.

About Kate Williams Eye

As a partner in our Risk Assurance & Advisory practice, Kate provides customized risk management and regulatory compliance solutions for clients, with a focus on SOC readiness and reporting, healthcare compliance, risk management, and SOX compliance.

About VanRein Compliance

At VanRein Compliance, data security isn’t just a service; it’s their unwavering commitment. Founded by Rob and Dawn Van Buskirk in 2016, their journey began with a vision to provide more than just a data security audit platform. With over 25 years of combined expertise in IT, Healthcare, and Insurance, they understand the frustrations organizations face in safeguarding their data. That’s why they offer comprehensive consulting and support services alongside our cutting-edge solutions. They’re here to empower you in navigating the complex world of cybersecurity and compliance.

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