Global security firm Gallagher has achieved System and Organisation Controls (SOC2 Type 2) recertification following a thorough audit of its cloud-hosted services used for their integrated security solution, Command Centre. The recertification was confirmed on the 21st of December, 2023.
The SOC2 Type 2 compliance standard is a voluntary compliance standard maintained by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is set to aid in assessing an organisation's internal controls for information security and privacy on an annual basis.
Mark Junge, Chief Executive of Gallagher Security, has affirmed the importance of maintaining a high level of transparency and confidence in his company's operations, which is key to attracting and retaining customers. Recalling the numerous security incidents that occurred in 2023, Mark stated, "In 2023, there were over 800 publicly disclosed global security incidents resulting in an estimated 4.5 billion breached records."
Mark emphasised the importance of providing assurance to both existing and potential customers regarding the robustness of their products and business systems. He highlighted that maintaining the SOC2 Type 2 certification plays a crucial role in offering this assurance, signifying the ongoing commitment to secure and reliable solutions.
"Our existing customers and those weighing up the decision to partner with us need assurance that our products and the business systems that sit behind them are robust. Continued SOC2 Type 2 certification provides just that," said Mark.
As part of the rigorous audit process, an external third party thoroughly reviewed the cloud-hosted services of Gallagher's Command Centre solution to ensure all information security processes, policies, and procedures were in line with the rigorous AICPA trust principles.
Junge noted, "The SOC2 Type 2 report verifies the effectiveness of our system design and operating effectiveness over time. It is hugely important for us to stay ahead of the curve and provide this level of confidence in our security solutions."
Besides keeping pace with the SOC2 Type 2 compliance standard, Gallagher Security also has a myriad of other standards and certifications under its belt, including ISO27001, CAPSS 2021, and EN50131-4. Mark emphasised that such recognitions were paramount in maintaining client trust and the company's overall reputation.
With over 20,000 security customers worldwide, Gallagher's solutions are trusted to simplify life on campus within the education sector, keep staff and patients safe in healthcare, ensure the highest security requirements are met for government sites in the Five Eyes alliance, safeguard critical infrastructure within the utility industry, and ensure uninterrupted movement for transport and logistics.