SOC2 Starting Seven Checklist
This tool is based on The SOC2 Starting Seven - a great starting point for any SOC2 compliance journey. If you are looking to start a company that is SOC2-certified from the get-go (like us at Plasmo Corp.), we hope you find this tool useful!
NOTE: This tool uses localStorage to persist the data locally on your browser device.
#1: Single Sign-On
Pick 1 provider and stick to it:
Ensure that from now on, you will always set up SSO using the above provider for any of your SaaS usage (GitHub, Slack, Linear, etc...). Refers to the provider's guidelines for linking SSO. Finally:
- Some SaaS charges extra bucks for SSO. For example GitHub requires an Enterprise subscription, which costs $260/user/year.
- SAML SSO provisioning with Google Workspace can take 24 hours, so take your time.
#2: PRs, Protected Branches, and CI/CD
- For CI/CD, use GitHub Actions
#3: Centralized Logging
Pick a logging service and pump all your logs into it:
#4: Versioned Cloud/Infra Provisioning
Pick an infrastructure as code product and use it to provision your cloud resources:
Finally, versioning it:
- For Terraform, use their GitHub Action
#5: Enable Audit Log and IAM
Enable the audit logging service for each of your cloud provider (IaaS), DB, and any SaaS:
Afterwards, set up appropriate IAM policies following the Principle of Least Privilege. Then use either AssumeRole in AWS or Service Account in GCP with temporary elevated permissions to access important resources (secrets, configs, audit logs, etc...)
#6: Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
Pick a UEM solution (or a combination of Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)) and use it to manage your work devices: desktops, laptops, phones, etc...
Check with your SOC2 vendor for their MDM integrations:
We track the following:
Name: Plasmo Corp. URL: [plasmo.com](https://plasmo.com/) Description: Browser Extensions, SaaS SOC2 Audit: Contact email@example.com
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