Blumira’s Security Advisor Series: SOC 2 for Third-Party Security


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Now more than ever, organizations need to ensure they can protect their customers’ data while contracting with third-party vendors, such as software as a service (SaaS) and cloud hosting providers.

One way they can do that is by obtaining a third-party assessment – a SOC 2 compliance report is the industry standard that allows organizations to demonstrate the maturity of their security program.

Join our panel of compliance and security experts from ByteChek & Duo Security for a conversation on SOC 2 and how to easily automate your assessments.

Our panel includes:

  • AJ Yawn, Co-Founder & CEO of ByteChek
  • Jamie Tomasello, Former Head of Trust & Compliance at Duo Security
  • Jeff Cook, Co-Founder & CFO of ByteChek

In this roundtable, they’ll discuss:

  • Why ensuring third-party security is a business imperative, especially with recent current events
  • How the typical SOC 2 process can be a nightmare
  • Why starting a SOC 2 journey doesn’t have to be expensive or painful

This interactive, conversational-style session encourages questions and engagement with viewers – so sign up today for access to our security experts.


AJ Yawn, Co-Founder & CEO, ByteChek

AJ Yawn, Co-Founder & CEO, ByteChek
AJ Yawn is a seasoned cloud security professional that possesses over a decade of senior information security experience with extensive experience managing a wide range of cybersecurity compliance assessments (SOC 2, ISO 27001, HIPAA, etc.) for a variety of SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS providers.

AJ graduated from Georgetown University with a Master of Science in Technology Management and from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science. While at Florida State, AJ played on the Florida State University Men’s basketball team participating in back to back trips to the NCAA tournament playing under Coach Leonard Hamilton.

Jamie Tomasello, Former Head of Compliance and Trust, Duo Security

Jamie Tomasello, Former Head of Compliance and Trust, Duo Security
Jamie Tomasello is the former Head of Compliance and Trust at Duo Security. She has been combating internet abuse and addressing security and compliance issues for over seventeen years at ISPs, security companies, law firms, and nonprofits. Jamie is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US and CIPT).

Jeff Cook, Co-Founder & CTO, ByteChek

Jeff Cook, Co-Founder & CTO, ByteChek
Jeff brings his information assurance and public accounting experience to ByteChek as a professional with over 9 years of IT audit and consulting experience and over 20 years of experience in public accounting and auditing. Jeff has worked extensively on SOC in addition to providing IT audit support for traditional financial statement audits. Jeff also has a functional knowledge of ISO standards, CSA STAR, C5, FISMA, and FedRAMP.

Jeff earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Information Assurance from the University of Maryland University College. He is a lead auditor for the ISO 22301 standard and holds certifications as a CPA, CITP, CISA, CIPT, and CCSK.

About Blumira’s Security Advisors Series

Blumira’s Security Advisor Series is a weekly virtual roundtable with experts in the information security and compliance industry offering insight into timely security topics. These interactive sessions encourage questions from the audience and engagement with viewers. Our mission is to bring awareness to current cybersecurity issues and provide trusted security advisors to the broader community.