OpenSpecimen, the globally adopted Biobanking LIMS, announced the successful completion of the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 1 audit. The audit conducted by Johanson LLP affirms that OpenSpecimen’s information security practices, policies, procedures, and operations meet the SOC 2 standards for security, availability, and confidentiality.
This is a significant achievement, requiring a substantial financial and internal resource commitment, that positions OpenSpecimen very well with large corporations and government bodies who need SOC2 compliance to do business with them. It is also a significant 3rd party validation of OpenSpecimen’s internal and external processes.
As companies increasingly use cloud services to perform core activities to their business operations and strategy, there is a need for more trust and transparency in cloud service providers’ operations, processes, and results.
OpenSpecimen’s SOC 2 report verifies the existence of internal controls designed and implemented to meet the requirements for the security principles outlined in the Trust Services Principles and Criteria for Security. It provides a thorough review of how OpenSpecimen’s internal controls affect the security, availability, and processing integrity of the systems it uses to process users’ data and the confidentiality and privacy of the information processed by these systems. This independent validation of security controls is crucial for customers in highly regulated industries.
Obtaining the SOC 2 Type 1 certification reinforces our ongoing commitment to the security, availability, and processing integrity of the OpenSpecimen platform.
Our customers can feel confident that we are making every investment to establish and maintain the highest level of security and compliance.
Passing the SOC 2 audit gives us a distinct competitive edge. We can assure our current and prospective customers in our pipeline that we have taken all necessary steps to keep their data safe, thereby protecting them from potential data breaches.
We will now work towards SOC2 Type 2 certification in the first half of 2022.
~Srikanth Adiga, CEO, OpenSpecimen
In addition to SOC 2 compliance, OpenSpecimen is making several enhancements to its infrastructure by adding additional layers of redundancy and increasing monitoring coverage of its platform.