SAN FRANCISCO–Stronghold® has successfully completed its first SOC 2 Type II Certification validating Stronghold as a trusted and secure technology for its partners, vendors, merchants, and end consumers. The SOC 2 audit completed in September 2022 shows just how seriously Stronghold takes cybersecurity and privacy, thus providing its partners with assurances that the company they work with has a rigorous set of policies, procedures, and systems in place to protect information across security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
Stronghold’s SOC 2 Type II audit was conducted in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The SOC2 Type II compliance asserts that the internal systems and controls of Stronghold are effective at meeting audit standards on a continuous basis while ensuring the personal assets of their potential and existing customers are protected.
“Compliance is taken seriously here at Stronghold and we value the trust that our partners, vendors and customers have in us, being SOC 2 Type II Certified validates this trust” says Vaishali Mehta, the Head of Compliance at Stronghold; “This certification represents a commitment by Stronghold to continue our business in a safe and secure way.”
Stronghold is proud to place a high priority on the security, confidentiality, and privacy of the people we work with and we look forward to pursuing continued compliance with future SOC 2 Type II certifications.
The audit was completed with the help of Secureframe, a platform that enables organizations to obtain and maintain global compliance standards, and streamline the audit process. Secureframe drives Stronghold’s continuous compliance strategy including the ability to continuously track, monitor, and remediate any compliance needs.
Johanson Group attested to Stronghold’s information security controls meeting the leading industry standards. Johanson Group specializes in SOC 2 audits and provides audit and professional services to public and private companies, large and small, in a variety of industries.
Stronghold is a leading financial infrastructure company that provides fast, secure, and accessible financial services through a simple API. Stronghold works with businesses to make payments quicker and easier while maintaining regulatory compliance and interoperability between payment systems. Stronghold launched the highly successful digital currency SHx in 2018 to provide real-time settlement, discounts in fees for business customers, rewards, and merchant cash advances. To learn more, visit stronghold.co.