A lot of fast-growing companies face the ISO 27001 vs SOC 2 debate when deciding which type of compliance to pursue. And it’s a tough decision to make — partly because the two frameworks are so similar.

Both frameworks:

  • Prove to clients that you can be trusted with their data
  • Cover foundational security principles like data integrity, availability, and confidentiality
  • Require an independent audit by a certified third party
  • Need significant time, effort, and money to achieve

Are you better off pursuing ISO 27001 certification or a SOC 2 report? Which holds more weight with your customers? Is one more difficult to get than the other?

Use this SOC 2 vs ISO 27001 comparison to understand the key differences between the two frameworks.