Automotive Product Consultants Achieves SOC2 Type II Certification

Chesterfield MO, USA, January 15th, 2024 – APC, the leading database marketer for Vehicle Services Contracts (VSC) in the Automotive Industry announced it has achieved SOC 2 Type II certification, the gold standard for data security and compliance.  Following on the heels of our clean Type I report, this certification attests that an independent third party has found our information security practices, policies, procedures, and team to be continuously compliant with the highest industry standards. This achievement further validates APC as a trusted and secure partner for its users and their data assets.

SOC 2 is a framework of security standards based on the five trust principles developed and maintained by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): Security, Availability, Confidentiality, Processing Integrity, and Privacy. The SOC 2 audit is considered the most rigorous of control standards since it ascertains whether a company can control and secure its processes over time.   A SOC2 Type II certification such as that achieved by APC is considered a more reliable measure as it reflects a culture of permanent control and tracking of changes.

 “Achieving the SOC 2 Type II certification further demonstrates our promise of continuous customer data protection over an extended period of time with robust capabilities to identify, track, and resolve security vulnerabilities.” said Kyle McEvoy, Co-Founder and President of APC.

“By working with a SOC 2 Type II certified vendor like APC, there are assurances that data is kept secure through the implementation of standardized controls as defined in the AICPA Trust Service Principles framework.”

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