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How Astra’s Pentest platform helps with SOC2 & ISO27001 compliances?

Here are some of the ways in which Astra’s Pentest platform can help your organization:

While Astra doesn’t help with end to end SOC2 & ISO27001 compliance, but Astra does help with Pentest/VAPT and continuous vulnerability scanning which often is recommended within these compliances. The compliance is best done by organizations like Sprinto, Cyber Sierra, Secure Frame etc. If you would like an introduction to any of these providers via Astra, we’re happy to introduce you.

As a part of these compliances as listed below, organizations require to have continuous vulnerability scanning and penetration testing in place. This is where Astra comes in and helps Common Criteria 7.1 of SOC 2 mentions that “to meet its objectives, the entity uses detection and monitoring procedures to identify
(1) changes to configurations that result in the introduction of new vulnerabilities, and
(2) susceptibilities to newly discovered vulnerabilities ”ISO 27001 (A.12.6) mentions a similar requirement.

What is the role of Pentesting in achieving SOC2 & ISO27001 compliance?

Pentesting is a critical aspect of SOC2 & ISO27001 compliances as it helps organizations:

Identify potential vulnerabilities in their systems and applications
Meet regulatory requirements
Demonstrate due diligence
Continuously improve their security posture
By conducting regular pentests, organizations can ensure they are implementing reasonable safeguards to protect customer data, and that their safeguards are effective in practice.

Astra's security engineers follow industry-standard methodologies such as OWASP, NIST, and SANS to conduct pentests. The report provided by Astra is accepted by all auditors and customers as a requirement for SOC2 compliance.

How familiar are you with conducting Pentests as part of SOC 2, ISO27001, HIPAA & other compliances?

Our platform is used by over 100+ SaaS businesses alone in fintech, healthcare, and other industries to achieve and maintain SOC2, ISO27001 & other compliances. The pentest conducted by our security engineers follows industry-standard methodologies such as OWASP, NIST, and SANS. The report provided is accepted by all auditors and customers as a requirement for these compliances.

How does Astra's Pentest platform help organizations maintain their compliance status, and what are the benefits of using its reports for meeting SOC2 and ISO27001 compliance requirements?

Astra's Pentest platform offers continuous monitoring and support, guaranteeing that organizations preserve their compliance status. Moreover, Astra's security engineers continuously provide recommendations for enhancement and help organizations in resolving any vulnerabilities. In terms of meeting the compliance standards for SOC2 and ISO27001, Astra's Pentest platform reports are acknowledged by all auditors and customers, thereby saving organizations both time and money as they are not obligated to undergo supplementary testing to fulfill compliance requirements.

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Updated on: 20/03/2023

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