DES MOINES, IA – July 25, 2017 – BirdDogHR™, the leader in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, has successfully completed its Service Organizations Controls 2 (SOC 2), which recognizes the steps it takes to ensure the BirdDogHR Talent Management System is designed to keep its clients’ sensitive information safe and confidential. Clients will continue to benefit from BirdDogHR’s solutions with the added peace of mind that the BirdDogHR system has exceptional security measures in place.
The SOC 2 Type 2, or Services Organization Controls 2 Type 2 is a long-term audit of a company’s information security, conducted by a member of the American Institute of CPAs. The CPA, upon being satisfied with tangible examples of the security of the service provider system can then offer their professional opinion as to the security of information within the system via their report. BirdDogHR is meeting or exceeding the system security standards for SOC 2.
BirdDogHR is already seeing success since completing the SOC 2 in July, having gained seven figures in new business because the cloud-based BirdDogHR Talent Management System meets and exceeds complex security needs of mid-market and enterprise size organizations.
“Completing our SOC 2 Type 2 is a great accomplishment for BirdDogHR,” says Vice President of Information Technology, Chris Stedman. “With SaaS applications becoming the standard, there is a growing demand for customers to ensure their data is secure and the processes and controls around their data are sound. Completing our SOC 2 examination demonstrates our commitment to customers that we will continue to protect the integrity of BirdDogHR systems and data.”
BirdDogHR’s examination was conducted in partnership with an Iowa based cybersecurity firm Integrity. Through this relationship, Integrity worked with BirdDogHR to ensure SOC 2 compliance and led the BirdDogHR team through the implementation of proper security controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of client data. During this partnership, Integrity also implemented the applicant tracking system for their own company, a clear indicator of their trust in BirdDogHR’s security. “We greatly enjoy working with BirdDogHR, as they take information security very seriously,” said Integrity Information Security Consultant, Megan Howard. “They have established a strong information security program and are intentional about protecting their clients’ data.”
BirdDogHR is proud to have its high standards of client data security recognized and to continue to provide quality, secure service to all its clients. BirdDogHR has long prioritized the client relationship as a pillar of success and SOC 2 is a tangible way for the company to validate its security measures. SOC 2 is a reflection of the concrete measures that BirdDogHR conducts every day to keep client data safe and secure. This successful examination has reaffirmed BirdDogHR’s commitment to high-quality customer care.