Thinking about spending thousands on a SOC II audit? The Information Shield ™ Certification is a cost-effective, streamlined program for demonstrating cyber security readiness to customers, regulators and business partners.
The Challenge: Cyber Program Validation
How do your demonstrate to customers, business partners and regulators that your organization is a good cyber risk? The most common method – the SSAE 18 SOC II report – is time consuming, inconsistent and expensive. ISO 27001 certifications take many months and tens of thousands of dollars, making them out of reach for many businesses.
The Solution: Information Shield ™ Cyber Certification
The Information Shield ™ Cyber Certification dramatically simplifies the validation of your cyber security program against leading cyber practices. Save thousands of dollars and months of effort compared to SSAE 18 SOC II reports while getting better, more consistent results.
It takes less than 5 minutes to get started!
Information Shield: Validated 02/01/2023
Three Steps to Cyber Security Certification
Use our Compliance Wizard to quickly define your information security program and compliance posture. Within minutes you have a custom security program ready for certification.
Once your program is defined, you can begin the implementation and tracking. Simple dashboards and automation lead you through the tracking and reporting against your key controls. Easily prepare and store evidence in preparation for your external audit.
Select from our network of Certified Information Security Auditors to validate your program. Create, manage and share evidence of internal controls via a secure portal.
What is the Information Shield Cyber Certification?
The Information Shield Cyber Certification is an external validation of an organization’s information security program against a core set of cyber security controls. It is designed as a cost-effective alternative to an ISO 27001 Certification or an SSAE 18 SOC II audit.
Unlike an SSAE 18 SOC II, which requires a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm to validate your program, the Information Shield Cyber Certification relies on a network of Certified Information Security Auditors that have years of experience validating information security programs.
The Cyber Certification is supported by an Advisory Board of leading cyber security experts.
Who can use the Cyber Security Certification?
Any business that wants to demonstrate their cyber security program maturity to another organization. Unlike other programs, the Information Shield Cyber Certification easily scales to different business types and is especially affordable to firms that don’t have a large budget and technical staff. Examples include:
SaaS Product Providers – Many Software-as-a-Service providers collect data from many customers. However, unlike traditional firms most of their technical infrastructure is hosted in “the cloud.” SaaS providers can use the Cyber Certification to demonstrate their cyber maturity to customers and business partners.
Professional Services Firms – Professional service firms such as accountants, law offices and consulting firms often collect sensitive personal data as part of their work. These firms are often small offices with a limited technical staff but large amounts of cyber exposure.
Cyber Insurance Providers – The Cyber Certification is a cost-effective way for cyber insurance providers to validate that covered clients are following cyber security best practices. The Cyber Certification can streamline the cyber renewal process and help sell more insurance.
Financial Services – The Cyber Certification can be an attractive alternative to a SOC II Type 2 audit. This is especially important for firms that do not have the internal resources to manage a complex cyber security program. For example, firms can use the Cyber Certification to demonstrate compliance with NYS-DFS.