Tether Announces Completion Of SOC 2 Type 1 Security Audit

Tether, the organization managing the USDT stablecoin, has successfully passed a SOC audit evaluation.

An organization can reach the greatest level of security compliance by undergoing an audit based on the standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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In a recent blog update, Tether revealed that they have passed a rigorous security evaluation called SOC 1 Type 1 audit. This achievement signifies one of the highest levels of security compliance attainable for an organization and demonstrates Tether’s dedication to ensuring secure business practices.

Tether, the leading firm in the cryptocurrency sector, revealed important security improvements today. The company completed the initial stage of SOC 2 Type 1 audit, which signifies the beginning of demonstrating the highest level of security compliance. Conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the SOC 2 Type 1 examination is a renowned benchmark for security standards. This achievement underscores Tether’s dedication to providing a secure experience as a trailblazer in the industry.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) refers to a SOC 2 examination report as a document detailing the controls relevant to a firm’s security, including safeguards for data availability, processing accuracy, confidentiality, and privacy. This audit assesses if Tether has strong IT control systems in place, enabling secure access to their systems and protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access through encrypted transmissions. The audit further evaluated Tether’s firewalls, quick issue resolution, intrusion detection, user authentication process, and network dependability. Following the successful completion of the audit, Tether CEO Paolo Ardoino announced,

“By implementing this compliance measure, we guarantee our customers that their assets and data will be handled in a secure environment adhering to top-tier data protection and information security standards. An external assessment of our security protocols is essential for Tether, serving as proof of our dedication to being the most trustworthy and compliant stablecoin on a global scale.”

Commitment To High Standards 

Tether has made clear its dedication to upholding top-notch standards by undergoing SOC 2 examinations every year. By doing so, the organization ensures its business processes and security measures remain at their best. The company further expressed excitement about obtaining the SOC Type 2 Certificate by 2025. This comprehensive audit evaluates a company’s operational effectiveness over a 12-month period. Tether emphasized that these initiatives are geared towards maintaining the most stringent security practices.

Tether regularly enhances its security approach, prioritizing advanced technology, openness, and responsibility towards its stablecoin users. The initiation of a SOC 2 Type 1 audit underscores this commitment to providing robust security for token holders. This preemptive action strengthens trust within the user community, while also demonstrating Tether’s readiness to collaborate with regulatory bodies.

Tether’s Bitcoin Mining Plans 

Tether intends to broaden its horizons beyond stablecoins and invest $500 million to establish Bitcoin mining facilities in Uruguay, El Salvador, and Paraguay. According to Tether’s CEO Ardoino, the company aims to increase its mining power by 1% of the total Bitcoin network. These new facilities will provide a capacity between 40 and 70 megawatts and include a $610 million loan obtained from Northern Data Group.

The company aims to expand its direct mining operations’ capacity to reach 450 megawatts by the year 2025. Additionally, there are plans under consideration for establishing a new 300-megawatt facility. These proposed facilities will be housed in containers, allowing for easy relocation as electricity prices fluctuate.

“For us, mining is an ongoing process of learning and improvement. We don’t aim to become the largest miner right away.”

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2024-04-02 12:07