New Laika+ offering will deliver comprehensive audit reports in half the time.
NEW YORK – Laika, the industry’s first complete compliance platform, announced the introduction of its new product, Laika+, a technology-driven audit solution. This new product will make it easier for companies to sail through IT audits in record time and receive the highest quality audits in the industry.
Laika+ is the first audit solution that is truly integrated with a compliance platform, bringing a new level of frictionless convenience and innovation in supporting companies with the SOC 2 compliance process.
Companies face a stringent landscape of infosec and privacy regulations, which makes IT audits more prevalent as a requirement for upmarket business deals. While necessary, contractors and vendors looking to demonstrate compliance are facing time-consuming, repetitive, and costly procedures.
“Enterprise awareness of various risks assumed through third party vendor relationships has spiked in recent years. As a consequence, there’s been a surge in demand for software and services to help businesses establish trust with their vendors,” said Austin Ogilvie, co-founder and co-CEO of Laika. “The audit process can be daunting to early stage companies and become a major obstacle to closing million dollar deals. Our new Laika+ offering delivers programmatically verifiable compliance with reproducible results for businesses of all sizes and industries while relieving the pain points of the audit process.”
Laika+ is powered by new technology specifically for independent auditors to perform IT audit fieldwork faster and more effectively than ever before. Until now, IT audits required data exports and manual, offline fieldwork and testing. Laika+ allows companies to supply auditors with necessary data via the platform, while auditors have access to their own suite of tools from Laika.
Laika+ removes 80% of manual evidence requests and collection, reducing the audit timeline by 60-70% compared to the industry standard while providing complete transparency in the audit process. The offering is the culmination of over a year of research and development by a team of seasoned IT auditors with over three decades of combined experience in IT audit and attestation services.
“With Laika’s technology, Laika Compliance is able to provide the highest quality infosec audits using powerful software for a frictionless customer experience,” said Leith Khanafseh, managing partner of Laika Compliance. “Our infosec audits are reproducible and efficient, with processes built for tech companies by a tech company. Our customers receive reports in half the time of traditional CPA and infosec audit firms, freeing up our assessors from having to perform tedious audit tasks, and instead guiding our customers to identify and assess prominent cyber security risks.”
Christopher Dawe, Managing Partner and Head of Growth Equity Partners at J.P. Morgan Private Capital, and lead investor for Laika’s recently announced Series B said, “J.P. Morgan Growth Equity Partners is pleased to have led Laika’s Series B raising as the company looks to improve the security posture of emerging companies across the US. Laika is well positioned to bring transparency and automation to a large and complex market.”
The Laika+ product was first launched in closed beta in March 2021. Since then, more than 80% of new and existing customers have signed up for Laika+, underscoring the need for a streamlined, high-quality audit solution For more information on product details, please visit: https://heylaika.com/integrated-audit/
Laika is a complete compliance platform that automates workflows for integrated audits, infosec monitoring, and vendor due diligence in a single, collaborative space. Obtain certifications and pass security assessments faster, gain a competitive edge with the help of Laika compliance experts, and rapidly scale compliance without constraints.
Laika was founded by Austin Ogilvie and Sam Li, both two-time founders and Y Combinator alumni, and industry veteran Eva Pittas, who oversaw global risk and compliance functions at Citigroup for 20 years. Learn more at www.heylaika.com/about
About Laika Compliance, LLC:
Laika Compliance, LLC is an independent CPA firm executing IT audits for businesses complying with information security regulations like SOC 2. Powered by programmatic evidence gathering and cutting-edge technology built for auditors, Laika Compliance is pioneering a new way to execute audits.
Laika Compliance, LLC was founded by managing partner Leith Khanafseh, and is based in Arlington, Va. The firm is licensed to execute audits internationally and across the US.
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