If you’re a small and scaling business, you’ve likely had to prove your security posture at one stage or another. It has become increasingly routine for customers, investors, partners, and prospective clients to ask about your organization’s compliance certifications, like ISO 27001 or SOC 2, before making any sort of business agreements – and with good reason.
Enterprises are processing so much data all the time and at a faster rate than ever before. Even one data violation could negatively impact every aspect of the business you’ve worked so hard to scale. Compliance certifications make it easy for you to prove how secure you are in order to build trust with everyone involved.
Compliance certifications give prospects the ‘stamp of approval’ they’re looking for in order to do business with them.
Alternatively, not having these compliance standards in place can cost you quantifiable sales deals, investor relationships, and potential growth opportunities. Your organization’s potential to grow as a global business may depend on certifications that are more commonly accepted in that region.
The problem is, traditional compliance audits are tedious, costly, time consuming, and are dependent on people processing data. Global audits can even double the pain points if you’re not fully educated on what the process entails. Perhaps your organization is secure, but you’re not sure how to get started with proving compliance. Conventional audits require manual audits and a long lead time to yourself acquainted with all the requirements.
Moreover, these audits are just a snapshot in time of your company’s security. They don’t provide any safeguarding past the point of certification. Point-in-time security audits prove that you’re secure at that time, but leave room for security failures in the future.
Automated compliance platforms, however, have the potential to continuously monitor your organization and will simultaneously notify you of bugs and breaches, while maintaining your security compliance. Vanta, the leader in
compliance automation platforms, provides continuous monitoring to ensure your software configurations and permissions are up-to-date. This makes recertification seamless because all of your collected data lives in one place and is always accessible.
With Vanta, you’ll get the ‘stamp of approval’ in about half the time of a traditional audit because it automates up to 90% of the manual evidence collection. On top of that, Vanta makes it easier to understand the difficult audit and collection process with lightweight workflows. This means that your organization will avoid the painful and costly mistakes caused by human errors. Vanta is the fastest automated security platform for becoming audit-ready and then maintaining security past the certification process. With built in compliance automation, it makes security easier – and gives you a more sophisticated security posture that you and your customers can trust.
Learn more about Vanta’s automated compliance platform today