- December 17, 2020
WBM Technologies Achieves SOC 2 Type 1 Certification and is Awarded the Cyber Verify AA Risk Assurance Rating for Managed IT and Cloud Solution Providers
“Today, less than 5% of the global managed service provider community has achieved an AA Cyber Verify rating, placing WBM Technologies in an elite group of managed service and cloud providers worldwide.”
December 18th, 2020 (Saskatoon) – WBM Technologies (WBM) is pleased to announce the successful completion of all audits and internal reviews related to two internationally recognized compliance and cyber security certifications provided by MSPAlliance.
- SOC 2 Type 1 Certification
- Cyber Verify™ AA Risk Assurance Rating for Managed Services and Cloud Providers
Receiving these certifications is the culmination of hundreds of hours of work delivered by WBM teams across western Canada. The associated controls and policies apply to all WBM business units and Infrastructure Operations Centres (IOCs). These certifications demonstrate an ongoing focus on the evolution of our services, but are also key validations of security and consistency for our clients.
President of WBM JoeAnne Hardy says, “These certifications represent a large and important investment that WBM has made in the third-party assurance of our practices for our clients. These investments in our solutions and processes are foundational to WBM’s commitment of becoming the #1 Managed IT Services Provider in Western Canada.”
Cyber Verify™ AA Risk Assurance Rating for Managed Services and Cloud Providers
Cyber Verify is based on the Unified Certification Standard™ (UCS) for Cloud and Managed Service Providers and governed by the International Association of Cloud and Managed Service Providers.
“Today, more than ever, the consumer needs assurance when it comes to matters of cyber security and IT risk. We are honored to award WBM Technologies with the “AA” rated Cyber Verify seal and congratulate them on their exemplary display of dedication towards providing one of the highest levels of assurance possible to the consumer.” said Celia Weaver, President of MSPAlliance. “Today, less than 5% of the global managed service provider community has achieved an AA Cyber Verify rating, placing WBM Technologies in an elite group of managed service and cloud providers worldwide.”
Cyber Verify evaluates internal service delivery security practices, business continuity of the provider, cyber insurance usage, and many other characteristics which are important in the evaluation process of customers seeking out professional and secure providers.
“The process involved in achieving the Cyber Verify AA Risk Assurance Rating has been a great opportunity for the Central Services team at WBM to validate our in-place security practices and internal management processes across the technologies and environments we are delivering.”
MSP Verify Program (MSPCV) SOC 2 Type 1 Certification
Achievement of SOC 2 Type 1 certification under the MSP Verify Program relies on 10 control objectives and underlying controls that constitute crucial building blocks of a successful managed services (and cloud computing) practice. Once the provider’s organization has completed all MSPCV documentation on all applicable control objectives (with the assistance of MSPAlliance’s readiness assessments, gap analysis, helpful templates, and consulting) the results are then examined by an independent third-party accounting firm for verification and signing of a public facing report.
As with any other substantive certification of this type, the MSPCV certification must be renewed annually. The MSPCV was the first certification created specifically for the managed services and cloud industry. The MSPCV has been reviewed by governmental agencies and regulatory bodies across the globe and is used and accepted in 5 continents around the world.
“Achieving SOC 2 Type 1 certification provides assurance and validation for WBM’s customers that the infrastructure and data we have been entrusted to maintain and steward is done so with proven best practice controls. The rigorous audit process validated a large portion of our operational framework, but also highlighted the need for us to bolster or create processes in areas like security, change management, and service operations. We created new processes, automated manual processes, and implemented recurring governance and reporting for those processes.”
WBM is dedicated to achieving and maintaining a world-class security posture. Receiving SOC 2 Type 1 certification and the Cyber Verify AA Risk Assurance Rating for Managed Services and Cloud Providers are key achievements in meeting this commitment to our client community.
About WBM Technologies
WBM is a western Canadian leader in the provision of outcomes-driven information technology solutions. WBM provides business solutions through 4 core practice areas: Data & Security, End User Computing, Managed Print Solutions, and Enterprise Service Desk. Established May 1, 1950, WBM operates from Infrastructure Operation Centres located in Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. We employ a team of over 350 IT professionals across Canada who are motivated to make a difference with our clients through the results we achieve together.
MSPAlliance® is a global industry association and accrediting body for the Cyber Security, Cloud Computing and Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry. Established in 2000 with the objective of helping MSPs become better MSPs. Today, MSPAlliance has more than 30,000 cloud computing and managed service provider corporate members across the globe and works in a collaborative effort to assist its members, along with foreign and domestic governments, on creating standards, setting policies, and establishing best practices. For more information, visit www.mspalliance.com.