The Drata agent is a lightweight application that lives in your computer's toolbar. This application is granted READ ONLY access to your system preferences to help ensure proper security configurations are set - such as screensaver locking, password manager, antivirus software and automatic updates are enabled. These security configurations are required for SOC 2 compliance. The agent runs every day.
Once you install the Drata agent, you will see a list of items you need to show proof of under 'Configure your computer'. The agent will pick up your password manager, automatic updates, antivirus software, hard disk encryption and screen saver lock. If you do not see a green check mark next to one of these steps saying it is complete, you will see a blue link under the step which will guide you to make the update.
NOTE: The Drata agent runs every day so you will not see the items automatically turn green after making the update.