Welcome to our list of commonly used security and compliance terms.
What is an auditor?
An auditor is an accounting firm hired by a company to assess whether it meets a compliance standard such as SOC 2 or ISO 27001. Compliance standards require companies to implement a long list of security controls. During an audit, the auditor will collect evidence from your company to make sure you’ve implemented the proper security controls. Once your audit is complete, your auditor will issue a report verifying your company’s security controls. You’ll be able to share this report with customers, partners, and other third parties interested in learning about your security and compliance practices.