October 10, 2023

By The Renaissance Security Team

We are delighted to announce that Renaissance has recently achieved a significant milestone by successfully concluding our latest SOC 2 examination. This accomplishment underscores our unwavering commitment to safeguarding the sensitive data of schools and districts worldwide.

Deciphering SOC 2 reports: Focused on your data security

A System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 report is a pivotal tool for service organizations to validate the security of their digital environments.

Unlike a certification, completing a SOC 2 examination through an accredited third-party auditor results in a Certified Public Accountant’s (CPA’s) report. This report serves as a vehicle for organizations to articulate whether their information security controls, governing the security of vital data, are effectively designed, implemented, and maintained.

Put simply, a SOC 2 report empowers Renaissance’s stakeholders, present and future, to evaluate risk by providing in-depth insight into the policies and procedures we’ve implemented to ensure our services are delivered securely and dependably, and it underscores our commitment to the protection of educational data.

Unpacking SOC 2: The core components

All SOC 2 examinations are conducted by accredited CPA firms in accordance with well-known standards. The auditor scrutinizes the effectiveness of the internal controls laid out by the organization and maps these controls to one or a combination of Trust Services Criteria established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Renaissance’s auditors closely examined our security controls, validating that our information security program is properly designed, effectively maintained, and appropriately accountable to achieve its stated goals in support of the Renaissance mission of accelerating learning for all.

The significance of Renaissance’s SOC 2 endeavor

Undertaking a SOC 2 examination marks a substantial stride in our journey at Renaissance to showcase our dedication to data security. It positions us to confront the challenges presented by the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

Chris Bauleke, our Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are gratified that our SOC 2 report underscores the robust controls we have in place to mitigate risks associated with our security program. This emphasizes how crucial these principles are to Renaissance and our commitment to our customers.”

Seeking further insights on Renaissance’s SOC 2 report

For a comprehensive guide on interpreting a SOC 2 report, including locating the most pertinent information for your specific situation, our esteemed auditing partner, BARR Advisory, has provided detailed resources.

Current and prospective customers interested in obtaining a copy of Renaissance’s latest SOC 2 report are encouraged to send a request to [email protected]. Your trust and confidence in us are paramount, and we are committed to upholding the highest standards of data security in the realm of educational software solutions.

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