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Announcing Strike Graph v1.1: System Description & Enhanced SOC 2 Dashboard 2

Strike Graph is excited to announce the release of v1.1 of https://grc.strikegraph.com. This release contains a new major feature: the System Description and it also includes major enhancements to the SOC2 Readiness Dashboard. At Strike Graph, we like to make complex standards simple, so we are thrilled to bring these new and enhanced features to the platform.

Demystifying the System Description

At Strike Graph we hear this concern a lot from our customers: “How do I write a System Description? We are all technology folks not writers! Help!” We took this to heart and are very excited to announce the release of our System Description feature. This new feature allows our customers to manage a SOC2 compliant system description using an audit ready table of contents, clear guidance, and real-world example content to reduce some of the pain and mystery from creating this critical element of the SOC2 report.

A system description, also referred to as a Section 3, describes not only the nuts and bolts of the services provided by the organization, but also describes the security practices (and for some companies, also privacy, confidentiality, processing integrity, and availability) in an audit compliant format. This snapshot into the maturity of the organization’s security posture is key to earning the trust of current and potential customers. While a system description is used to communicate to customers (and to auditors!) the scope of the SOC2, it often includes a combination of both marketing and more detailed descriptions of relevant processes and controls. Creating this document is no easy feat!

Our System Description feature empowers teams to collaboratively author and manage this critical document. By utilizing this feature, all of our customers will not only be one step ahead when it comes time to negotiate fees with an auditor by having a clearly defined scope, but customers can also publish a PDF copy of a preliminary system description to share with their potential customers.

“Are we ready for the audit?”

Nothing is worse than the mad scramble when you realize your organization is missing key bits of evidence or does not have the right control coverage, just after an audit has kicked off! We have you covered with our enhanced SOC2 Readiness Dashboard.

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Our SOC2 Readiness Dashboard helps you feel confident that you are prepared for your audit.

Justin Beals
Justin Beals, CEO and cofounder of Strike Graph Justin is the Co-Founder & CEO of Strike Graph, a security compliance company, which he incubated at Madrona Venture Labs in early 2020. As a serial entrepreneur with expertise in AI, cybersecurity and governance, he started Strike Graph to eliminate the confusion related to cybersecurity audit and certification processes. He likes making arcane cybersecurity standards plain and simple to achieve. As the CEO, Justin organizes strategic innovations at the crossroads of cybersecurity and compliance and focuses on helping customers get outsized value from Strike Graph. He also sets a foundational culture of employee growth. Based in Seattle, he previously served as the CTO of NextStep and Koru, which won the 2018 Most Impactful Startup award from Wharton People Analytics. Justin is a board member for the Ada Developers Academy. He is the creator of the Training, Tracking & Placement System US Patent and the author of “Aligning curriculum and evidencing learning effectiveness using semantic mapping of learning assets,” which was published in the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJet). Justin earned a BA in English and Theater from Fort Lewis College. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jubeals/

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