About a year ago, we raised our seed round of investment. By that time, we already had a promising sales funnel and our potential customers saw great value in the product. And yet, as we continued filling our pipeline with potential clients, it didn’t take long for us to realize security was going to be a major obstacle in our lead-to-deal cycle. Regardless of their size, companies tended to meet our solution with a rise of an ‘is that secure enough?’ brow. We figured becoming SOC 2 certified would be the best way to overcome this challenge.

Getting SOC 2 Type 2 certification usually takes around nine to 12 months. We managed to get certified in less than six months. Below, I'd like to share the 3 steps we’ve taken that helped make our journey quicker. I’m the company’s CTO and the acting CISO, and I have years of experience in cybersecurity. However, when we started this process I had no experience with security auditing. Since we got certified, many of our startup friends have asked us about the process and so I decided to share what worked for us.

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