Security and Adherence to Regulations in Virtual Events  

Do you ever go to live performances? If so, you’re probably accustomed to seeing security officers walking around the venue’s exterior and inside. Maybe you’ve even had to go through a registration desk or metal detectors before being granted access to the event. But what about virtual events? What does proper security protocol look like in this context?    

Security measures are less talked about in virtual events, but they’re still incredibly important.      

What is the Significance of Ensuring Security in Virtual Events?     

While virtual event security measures may be less noticeable, they are just as critical. It is your responsibility to make sure that your participants’ faith in you regarding their data is well-placed when you conduct a virtual event. That’s why it’s crucial to choose a virtual event platform provider that offers comprehensive security measures.     

This is particularly true for internal events where you may be sharing private company information, such as details on unreleased products, financial performance, or proprietary information on your products or services. To stop unauthorized users from accessing private data or event content to which they have not been invited, access restrictions and other relevant security measures must be implemented.     

How to Choose a Secure Virtual Event Platform: Tips and Recommendations:      

How do you pick a safe virtual event platform? One crucial factor to consider is compliance certifications. Look for platforms that have met standards like:    

  • GDPR: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union regulation regulating privacy and security (EU).  
  • ISO: The International Organization for Standardization is a nonprofit group that develops global norms for a range of commercial endeavors. Platforms for virtual events should adhere to ISO IT Standards for protecting information assets.  
  • PCI-DSS: PCI-DSS: Organizations handling payments must adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Credit card firms and credit card network agreements frequently require compliance and yearly certification.
    Companies must adopt and adhere to strong information security policies and processes, according to accountants (AICPA).  
  • AICPA SOC 2: SOC 2 is a collection of compliance requirements created especially for service providers who store client data in the cloud. Businesses are required under the standards, which were created by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, to adopt and follow strict information security policies and procedures (AICPA). And it is of paramount importance to ask if each qualification is current because some call for ongoing re-evaluation.  

Considerations Regarding Platform Security     

Virtual event platform security could be a complex subject. Virtual event security is a concern for many event planners, but many are unsure of how to approach the subject or what questions to ask.     

To assist you, we’ve compiled a list of platform security questions you should ask while contrasting virtual event platforms:      

Physical security – Ask about the hosting system used by the platform. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure platforms that power the Social27 Virtual Event Platform have strong safeguards that keep their systems available and secure.   

Keeping networks secure – Make sure the platform you’ve chosen takes the necessary safeguards to guarantee that any possible dangers are effectively reduced before they result in a breach. You want to avoid a network security breach since it might lead to unauthorized users accessing critical data.      

Third-party penetration testers – Our devoted in-house security staff collaborate to quickly eliminate any risks. Moreover, protection against possible attacks and breaches is provided before they happen through threat detection, vulnerability scanning, and DDoS mitigation.     

Managed Access – Access control measures and processes should be in place on platforms to make sure that nobody can access any material they shouldn’t be viewing.     

Social27 verifies users before they enter the system using two-factor and identity-based authentication. In order to guarantee that users only have access to the data they require and nothing more, we also deploy a Least Privilege model.     

Encryption – Learn out how your data—as well as the data of your visitors—being kept, transmitted, and encrypted to make sure it is secure.   

To guarantee the security of all communications with Social27, data is encrypted both in transit and at rest. Customer keys or AWS keys kept in a secure place with identity-based access control and audit policies are used to protect at-rest data.     

Quality Assurance – Join a group that is committed to quality control. Inquire about the continuous testing methods they use to spot vulnerabilities and the training they offer to keep their staff up to date on the newest developments and industry standards.     

Our code is reviewed and tested individually for each event by Social27’s Quality Assurance team. Moreover, our security team has all the supplies and equipment required to address any vulnerabilities discovered. Moreover, we provide training, security resources, and periodic connects/updates for our staff.   

Social27’s virtual event platform can help you secure your event     

Your virtual events may be held in a secure environment thanks to the Social27 Virtual Event Platform. Because we take the security and privacy of your data seriously, we follow the strongest compliance guidelines, hire qualified personnel, work with outside testers, and put in place rigorous security procedures.   

 See ours Security FAQs. for additional details on our security requirements.  

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