Protected Harbor Achieves SOC 2 Accreditation

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Ensuring Data Security and Compliance with Protected Harbor Achieves SOC 2 Accreditation

Orangeburg, NY – February 20, 2024 – Protected Harbor, a firm specializing in IT Management and Technology Durability catering to medium and large businesses, as well as not-for-profits, has successfully obtained the Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) certification. This certification follows an extensive audit of Protected Harbor’s information security practices, network availability, integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. Achieving SOC 2 compliance necessitated significant time and effort from the company.

Richard Luna, President and Founder of Protected Harbor, remarked, “Our team dedicated numerous months to meeting the stringent standards required for SOC 2 certification. Obtaining this designation was paramount to us as very few IT Managed Service Providers seek or possess this high-level distinction. We pursued this accreditation to offer assurance to our clients and prospective partners that we operate at an elevated standard compared to other firms. Our team’s advanced expertise and experience set us apart. Attaining SOC 2 aligns with the additional measures we undertake to safeguard client data. This is imperative due to the constantly evolving IT landscape and numerous cyber threats. This certification, coupled with our ongoing knowledge advancement, enables our clients to operate in a safer, more secure online environment and capitalize on the opportunities presented by AI and other technologies.”

SOC 2 certification involves an independent auditing process to ensure that IT service providers securely manage data to protect both the interests of an organization and the privacy of its clients. For security-conscious businesses, SOC 2 compliance is a basic requirement when evaluating a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider. Developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), SOC 2 sets out criteria for managing customer data based on five “trust service principles” – security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.

The audit was conducted by Johanson Group LLP, a CPA firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. They verified that Protected Harbor’s information security practices, policies, procedures, and operations align with the rigorous SOC 2 Type 1/2 Trust Service Criteria.

Protected Harbor offers comprehensive IT solutions for businesses and not-for-profits, enabling them to enhance efficiency and safeguard against cyber threats. The company’s IT professionals prioritize excellence in execution, delivering cost-effective managed IT services, as well as comprehensive DevOps services and solutions.

For further information about Protected Harbor and its cybersecurity expertise, please visit

About Protected Harbor

Founded in 1986, Protected Harbor is headquartered in Orangeburg, New York just north of New York City. A leading DevOps and IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) the company works directly with businesses and not-for-profits to transform their technology to enhance efficiency and protect them from cyber threats. In 2024 the company received SOC 2 accreditation demonstrating its commitment to client security and service. The company clients experience nearly 100 percent uptime and have access to professionals 24/7, 365. The company’s IT professionals focus on excellence in execution, providing comprehensive cost-effective managed IT services and solutions. DevOps engineers and experts in IT infrastructure design, database development, network operations, cybersecurity, public and cloud storage and services, connectivity, monitoring, and much more. They ensure that technology operates efficiently, and that all systems communicate with each other seamlessly. For more information visit:

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