Organizations often outsource some of their services to third-party vendors for handling their business-critical data. With some of your most valuable data assets stored with third-party organizations, security becomes a major concern. As a service organization, you would want to know whether the security controls implemented are the best practices to safeguard your customer’s data. You would also want to ensure that your third-party vendor is Compliant with various industry standards. This is when a SOC1 Audit comes into the picture. SOC1 Audit plays a key role in ensuring whether or not a company is compliant with the set security standards and has in place necessary controls. This blog covers the top 5 reasons why a data center should consider or rather need a SOC1 Audit. But before delving in, let us first understand what a SOC1 Audit is.