SOC 2 Audit Underway
October 20, 2021
TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN: VP Demand Creation Leads Data Safety: SOC 2 Audit Underway.
“Our clients in the insurance, human resource, finance and healthcare industries, foundations, non-profits, and associations have heightened their focus on their data protection to their suppliers’ protection of their data,” states Dave Moore, CEO, VP Demand Creation Services (formerly Village Press, Inc.). “Most companies don’t ask, yet, if we are SOC 2, but in the age of unabated ransomware and hacking, they’re going to want to make sure their data is safe and protected with their marketing and printing partner. Data security has been mostly an inward-looking discipline, but now it is critical to ensure your suppliers are equally disciplined.”
SOC 2 compliance is part of the American Institute of CPA’s “Service Organization Control” for service providers who manage and store customers’ information. The five trust service principles of security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy serve as the framework for SOC 2. Moore adds, “To achieve SOC 2, we have implemented well-defined policies, procedures, and practices. Next, we trained all employees, and now, we are undergoing an audit to make sure we provide all the protections our customers require of their data and their customers’ data.”
Moore concludes, “At VPDCS, as a magazine publisher, we had already gone to great lengths to protect our clients’ data. Now, with elite clientele who need to ensure the protection of their clients’ information, we’ve made greater investments in time, effort, and funding to make sure our clients know their data are safe, as well.”
VP Demand Creation Services is an industry-leading special-interest magazine publisher, a nationally recognized fulfillment services company, a turnkey provider of out-bound and in-bound marketing services, and a commercial and digital printing services company based in Traverse City, MI since 1969. For more information, please visit www.vpdcs.com.