LabArchives® ELN Receives SOC 2 Type II AICPA Attestation
Independent Audit Verifies LabArchives’s Internal Controls and Processes
SAN MARCOS, CALIF. JANUARY 21, 2021 — LabArchives, provider of a suite of SaaS applications dedicated to better science, today announced completion of its SOC 2 Type II audit, performed by KirkpatrickPrice. This attestation provides evidence that LabArchives has a strong commitment to security and to delivering high-quality services to its clients by demonstrating that they have the necessary internal controls and processes in place.
A SOC 2 audit provides an independent, third-party validation that a service organization’s information security practices meet industry standards stipulated by the AICPA. During the audit, a service organization’s non-financial reporting controls are tested for security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy as appropriate to a technology business storing customer data in the cloud. SOC 2 compliance requires both a technical audit and comprehensive information security policies and procedures. The SOC 2 report delivered by KirkpatrickPrice verifies the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of LabArchives’ controls to meet the standards for these criteria.
The report shows LabArchives has an established framework for internal controls that facilitates accountability and a commitment to security.
“LabArchives believes that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data stored in our products is core to delivering a trusted Electronic Lab Notebook for researchers and instructors.” said Daniel Ayala, LabArchives’ Chief Information Security Officer. “The successful completion of a SOC 2 audit for Notebook conveys our commitment of security to current and future customers and users.”
Details about LabArchives SOC 2 are available on http://www.labarchives.com/security-compliance/. These include the SOC 3 report and explanations of the concepts and processes of the four trust principles the SOC 2 Type2 certification covers. Different than a one-time audit, the SOC 2 Type 2 audit is conducted over a period of time, and is to be repeated annually.
“The SOC 2 audit is based on the Trust Services Criteria,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, President of KirkpatrickPrice. “LabArchives delivers trust-based services to their clients, and by communicating the results of this audit, their clients can be assured of their reliance on LabArchives’ controls.”
LabArchives is a suite of SaaS applications dedicated to better science used by more than 580,000 scientists to manage & protect research data, inventories and laboratory resources. LabArchives products help scientists document their research data, prove and protect discovery, and collaborate securely. Used in more than 500 of the world’s leading research academic, commercial and government research organizations and thousands of lab courses, LabArchives is the leading research data management SaaS application platform. For more information, visit https://blog.labarchives.com/ and https://www.labarchives.com or follow LabArchives on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over a thousand clients in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The firm has more than a decade of experience in information security by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security practices and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly performs assessments on SOC 1, SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, GDPR, ISO 27001, FISMA, and FERPA frameworks, as well as advanced-level penetration testing. For more information, visit http://www.kirkpatrickprice.com, follow KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.