At Kira Talent, we know that data security is an essential part of a fair and effective admissions process. 

From our initial architectural plans through testing and production, we continuously monitor and enhance our security processes to go beyond industry standards. It's a big reason why more than 700 programs worldwide trust us to help them engage, assess, and evaluate their applicants.

As the latest measure of this commitment to data security, we’re proud to announce that Kira Talent is now certified compliant with SOC 2 Type II standards for data security, availability, and confidentiality. 

What is SOC 2 Type II?

Developed by the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA), SOC 2 is a certified auditing measure that verifies whether a vendor’s systems are appropriately designed to securely manage client data, as well as the operational effectiveness of those systems.

SOC 2 is based on five ‘trust service principles’ including security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy.

With the SOC 2 Type II certification, independent auditor Sensiba San Filippo (SSF) has verified that Kira’s internal processes, control systems, applications, and infrastructure are designed and functioning in line with the rigorous standards set by the AICPA.

Why this matters

While SOC 2 compliance is not required for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies, it’s something you should be looking for when partnering with any digital vendor.

The rise of online admissions processes means that schools are working with more vendors than ever before. When you entrust your data to these partners, you need to know that they have the right processes and procedures in place to keep it safe.

Kira’s SOC 2 Type II certification reinforces our ongoing mission to uphold the highest standard of data security. It’s one of the ways we can demonstrate our commitment to keeping your data safe. 

What’s next for security at Kira?

The SOC 2 report represents our commitment to security, but it’s more than just a checkbox. 

We’ve enlisted Vanta, an automated compliance platform, to help us make sure that Kira’s employees adhere to security standards as they go about their day-to-day work. As part of our commitment to both security and transparency, Kira will continue to engage in full system audits and obtain periodic SOC 2 Type II reports, ensuring our systems and processes are handling the sensitive data that our clients entrust us with every day. 

If you would like to learn more about data security at Kira Talent, please connect with us.