Cohesion Achieves SOC 2 Certification

JULY 28, 2019

Cohesion Meets Security Standards to Provide Its Top-Level Services to the Global Commercial Real Estate Market

CHICAGO, IL — Cohesion, a smart building SaaS company, successfully completed the SOC 2 Type 2 audit as of July 2021. This milestone displays Cohesion's commitment to ensuring information security. SOC 2 reports demonstrate a company’s ability to not only implement critical security policies but also prove compliance over an extended period.

The official audit report, conducted by Schellman & Company, LLC, provides a thorough review of how Cohesion’s internal controls affect the security and availability of the systems it uses to process users’ data, and the confidentiality of the information processed by these systems. It reviews their processes relating to risk management and vendor due diligence, as well as Cohesion’s entire IT infrastructure, software development life cycle, change management, security, and operations.

“As a leader in the CRE industry, Cohesion is proud to uphold the highest level of security,” said Cohesion’s Chief Technology Officer Nik Patel. “We are pleased that this external security audit confirms that Cohesion has the appropriate controls in place to mitigate risks related to the services we provide to our customers.”

In achieving this certification, Cohesion maintains its adherence to one of the most stringent, industry-accepted auditing standards for service companies and provides additional assurance to its clients that its business process, information technology, and risk management controls are properly designed.

Thru Shivakumar, Cohesion’s CEO and Co-Founder states, “As an IoT based platform powered by data, we feel it is important that we complete the external audit and verify what our customers already know – that our platform can be trusted to adhere to stringent compliance standards and commit to utilizing best security practices internally. Our clients can continue to use our platform confidently and securely as we lead the way to the future of autonomous buildings.”

For more information about Cohesion’s platform and data integrations, visit our website at

About Cohesion:
Founded in 2018, Cohesion helps commercial buildings better integrate disparate systems into a smart building SaaS platform. It empowers real estate owners to maximize asset and portfolio value with all building systems, workflows and people seamlessly connected in one solution. The vertically integrated platform improves health and wellness, experience, efficiency, and sustainability. Cohesion provides the industry’s most comprehensive data, enabling operators to enhance tenant experience, save money, and increase operational transparency. Cohesion is a spin-off venture of ESD, a leading Chicago-based global engineering design firm at the forefront of next generation building design. For more information, visit and follow @CohesionIB.