At Canvas, we understand the impact that security and privacy compliance requirements have on your business. That's why we continually invest in security best practices to protect our systems and ensure that your data stays safe. Today, we are proud to announce that Canvas has received our SOC 2 Type I report.
What is SOC2?
SOC 2 stands for “System and Organization Controls,” and receiving the Type I report represents a serious step in a company’s security journey. To obtain this report, companies are required to establish, follow, and evidence rigorous standards of data protection and processing integrity.
This thorough analysis of Canvas's standards was conducted by third party auditors, The Cadence Group. They affirmed that our team has incorporated a set of controls, procedures, and policies as dictated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which deliver 4 core tenets to our users and customers: quality, availability, security, and privacy.
Know your data is safe and secure
This step in our security and privacy journey is particularly exciting and vital, as it paves the way for new customers to take advantage of Canvas's capabilities while maintaining their own extremely high standards of data security. We have stringent procedures for conducting ongoing product and platform tests, and a commitment to the peer review process. That means we are held accountable internally and externally to ensure we maintain our newly bestowed certification.
Canvas couldn’t have achieved our SOC2 report without Jolene Engo, our Principal DevOps and Security Engineer, who worked tirelessly over the past 6 months to reach this major milestone. Jolene’s commitment to Canvas's and our partners’ security is what enables us to uplevel our internal standards and maintain the highest security integrity. We also want to thank Vanta, whose platform helped us to automate and streamline, and continues to help us maintain, many of the policies and controls necessary to achieving our certification.
We can now move forward with more confidence than ever before as a trusted and secure platform to all of our partners and many future partners to come!