AlertEnterprise completes SOC 2 Type 1 Audit certification

Protecting enterprise data is a top priority for everyone at AlertEnterprise. We’re constantly updating our processes, tools and practices to make sure our solutions effectively mitigate risk and maintain confidentiality while enhancing productivity . As part of that effort, we’re happy to announce that we have successfully completed Service Organization Control (SOC 2) Type 1 Audit certification.

Let’s explore what this certification means, how we earned it – and what steps we’ll be taking to expand the audit moving forward.

What is SOC 2 Type 1 – and what does it mean?

SOC 2 reports demonstrate a company’s ability to not only implement critical security policies but to prove compliance over an extended period. There are two types of SOC 2. The first type looks at the design of security processes at a specific point in time, while the second type extends that assessment over the course of six months.

SOC 2 Type 1 certification ensures compliance with the leading industry standards for managing enterprise data.  By focusing on the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy of customer data across solutions, the certification confirms that we have effective safeguards and controls in place for our customers.

Doesn’t everyone have to comply with SOC 2?

In contrast to regulations and compliance standards like HIPAA or PCI-DSS, SOC 2 is a voluntary audit that SaaS companies and other service providers can choose to complete to evaluate their security processes. In doing so,  they demonstrate to customers that their data and corresponding systems are in good hands. Customers can also request this audit when choosing a cloud, IT or SaaS partner.

How do we comply with SOC 2 Type 1?

To comply with SOC 2 Type 1, we have established policies and procedures in accordance with AICPA standards. The audits we’ve completed successfully included measurements of availability, security and integrity of data processing systems. 

Explore the audit

Teams | Functions  Audited – Engineering | DevOps, IT, HR, Customer Support Service & Admin.

Environment & Facilities – On-Prem & Cloud at both of our office locations (US | India)

Result – The certification audit report verified that AlertEnterprise meets the SOC2 standards for Security and Availability Trust Services Principles with no exceptions.

What’s next?

Our next goal is to soon complete SOC 2 Type 2 certification – a vital industry standard.  And we plan to get there by maintaining our commitment to the continuous improvement, monitoring and measuring of our security controls.

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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.