AlertEnterprise Achieves SOC 2 Type 2 Certification

Here at AlertEnterprise, we’re in the business of helping organizations merge their physical access management systems and practices with IT and OT systems. As a result, physical security teams gain digital visibility, auditing and automation capabilities to streamline and expand access controls.  

And while convergence enables higher levels of efficiency, risk mitigation and compliance – it also involves its fair share of enterprise data.  

It’s critical for our partnerships and solutions to deliver the absolute highest standards of security and protection when it comes to our customer’s information. Since achieving SOC 2 Type 1 certification last year, we have now officially extended our SOC 2 journey to include successful Type 2 Audit Certification. 

The security standard of choice  

As a cloud-based SaaS provider, we’re constantly evaluating our processes, tools and technologies to make sure we’re setting the standard in information security. SOC 2 plays an important benchmarking role in assessing that progress. Unlike other compliance standards (such as HIPAA or PCI-DSS), SOC 2 is entirely voluntary but has become a highly regarded component of the vetting process for cloud, IT and/or SaaS partners. 

In other words, it’s a security standard our customers should look for in any technology partner.  

Breaking down SOC 2 

SOC, which stands for “Service Organization Control,” provides a set of standards to evaluate how well service organizations manage a customer’s information. When companies are seeking a technology partner, SOC certification helps them to vet their options and gain peace of mind when it comes to a potential vendor’s security practices. 

SOC 2 refers to the process by which auditors evaluate how a SaaS provider manages customer data according to five “trust service principles”: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. Who sets these standards? The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) – a global network of Certified Public Accountants. 

Within SOC 2, there are two types or levels of certification. Type 1 assesses the design of security processes at a given moment, while Type 2 applies that same assessment over a period of six months. SOC 2 reports can inform a variety of business areas, including: 

  • Organizational oversight 
  • Vendor management programs 
  • Internal corporate governance and risk management processes 
  • Regulatory oversight 

Explore the 5 core SOC 2 principles 

Security 

Or, protecting a system’s resources from unauthorized access 

Availability

How accessible are the products, services and system according to the service level agreement (SLA)? 

Processing integrity

Is data valid, accurate, complete and timely?  

Confidentiality 

Has access been restricted to certain individuals or organizations? Are encryption protocols in place to protect data-in-transit? 

Privacy

Are controls in place to manage and protect Personal identifiable information (PII)?


A vote of confidence for new and existing customers 

The certification audit report verified that AlertEnterprise meets the SOC2  Type 2 standards for Security and Availability Trust Services Principles with no exceptions. We achieved this result through a continued commitment to monitoring and measuring our security controls in a culture of continuous improvement. 

Data is a critical component of any digital transformation strategy – but only if it’s in good hands. We’re proud to provide our new and existing customers with the peace of mind that comes with an experienced, independently audited SaaS partner. 

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David Cassady

Chief Revenue Officer

David Cassady has been selling and leading sales teams in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s led a mix of established software players and startups. Cassady has also been involved with five IPOs — and at least as many acquisitions.

As Chief Revenue Officer, David leverages his extensive experience helping software businesses drive growth through skill-building for cloud and SaaS-focused teams. Together with the AlertEnterprise team, David is focused on the intersection of a repeatable sales process, a predictable pipeline and a multi-channel go-to-market strategy that includes physical security system integrators and SAP — all with the goal of driving explosive growth for the company.

Mark Weatherford

Chief Security Officer
Senior Vice President, Regulated Industries

Mark Weatherford brings years of high-level cyber-physical expertise to AlertEnterprise, and as Chief Security Officer (CSO), he guides the strategy of data management and protection by advising cyber-physical security policies and procedures within the company. Weatherford also works in liaison with businesses and executive professionals in the cyber and physical security industries to further accelerate security convergence adoption.

Mark has held numerous high-level cyber-centric positions, including Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity under the Obama administration, California’s first Chief Security Officer, and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.

Harsh Chauhan

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of AlertEnterprise, Harsh Chauhan is responsible for the company’s engineering technology innovation and solution delivery. A 20-year technology veteran and leader, Chauhan is focused on the growth of the company’s 3D Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) hyperscale cloud platform.

He also continues to develop integrated solutions with leading technology partners like SAP, SAP NS2, and ServiceNow. Before AlertEnterprise, Mr. Chauhan held multiple CTO positions, as well as Product Owner and Head of Development at SAP GRC 10.0, delivering targeted solutions to high-profile SAP clients.

Ruby Deol

Chief Operations Officer

Ruby Deol oversees all business units at AlertEnterprise. With more than 20 years of experience in global sales and support services, Deol nurtures existing client relationships with a customer-first approach. As AlertEnterprise continues to grow in industry recognition and stature, Deol is charged with developing and implementing methods to meet organization goals and facilitate the company’s ongoing transformation.

Kaval Kaur

CFO and Co-Founder

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Co-Founder of AlertEnterprise, Kaval Kaur leads all finance and administrative back-office operations. Kaur is a member of the national professional organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State CPA Society.

Prior to joining AlertEnterprise, she was the CFO and Co-Founder of Virsa Systems, a position she held until its acquisition by SAP.

Kaur is a philanthropist at heart, embracing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay area by assisting with and promoting special cultural events. She recently sponsored 2,000 public schools in rural India to advance computer literacy skills for children and is a foster mother to a 10 year old.

Jasvir Gill

Founder and CEO

Leading the charge of digital transformation and security convergence is Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of AlertEnterprise, Inc. An accomplished engineer by trade, Gill is driving the long-overdue digital transformation of the physical security industry.

Prior to launching AlertEnterprise, Gill was the founder and CEO of Virsa Systems, where he grew the company into a global leader of application security software. An early pioneer in establishing governance, risk and compliance as a software market segment, he drove exponential growth at Virsa, facilitating its acquisition by SAP in 2006.

In his free time, Jasvir helps drive social and economic empowerment in the community. He’s also a trustee at the American India Foundation.