Crypto wallet and blockchain security company BitGo has gained a service organization control (SOC) 2 Type 2 certification from an external audit firm, Coindesk reported.
This is the extension of the SOC 2 Type 1 certification which BitGo received last year from Deloitte & Touche LLP after year-long scrutiny. Other than BitGo, Winklevoss twins-operated Gemini also received the first stage of certification from the same auditor.
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The SOC certification ensures the internal security measures of companies. In the Type 1 certification, the audit firm checks whether the company in question has established all the necessary security measures, whereas the next step verifies whether it is following the established security standards.
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BitGo is claiming that it has become the first crypto-related company to a security certification of this level. The company, however, did not reveal the name of the audit firm.
Commenting on the achievement, Top Pageler, chief security officer of the firm, told Coindesk: “There is no legal requirement for us to do that. It’s done to legitimize the industry, to let people see that we are treating our work seriously. Our customers would come to us and they want to know who audits us and what is the set of controls we hold ourselves to.”
The details of the reports are not publicized as it contains much sensitive security information of a company.
Founded in 2013, BitGo operated originally as a bitcoin wallet provider but then branched out into other cryptocurrencies. It’s patent multi-signature wallet technology has attracted institutional players because it offers an enterprise-grade custody service for their assets as well as application programming interface access to its underlying security platform.
Earlier this year, BitGo revealed that it bought an insurance cover of up to $100 million from Lloyd’s of London to protect its clients’ funds in case of an attack on its wallet platform.