A-LIGN Insights: February 2022

A-LIGN Insights: February 2022

In this issue we announce A-SCEND’s SOC 2 Readiness Assessment, share how going remote impacts your ISO 27001 certification, discuss the launch of HITRUST v9.6, take a look at vendor risk management programs, and much more.

Maintaining Your Compliance Strategy During (and After) CISO Turnover
CISO turnover is inevitable. Patrick Sullivan, A-LIGN’s VP of Customer Success, is featured in ISACA on how to ensure your organization is ready to deal with a change of command. Bolstering continuity plans and enlisting strategic partners are key to continued success.

How Does Going Remote Impact My ISO 27001 Certification?
Many companies have opted to go remote over the past few years. Arti Lalwani, A-LIGN’s Risk Management and Privacy Knowledge Leader, discusses how to achieve an ISO 27001 certification for remote businesses. 

Making Data Privacy a Priority in 2022
Blaise Wabo, A-LIGN’s Healthcare and Financial Services Knowledge Leader, discusses why data privacy is important and how you can prepare for the future of privacy compliance.

2022 FedRAMP Timeline Milestones: Critical Deadlines Growing Companies Must Know
As you look to pursue 2022 Federal Government bids, one of A-LIGN’s valued partners in Federal compliance, Anitian, breaks down the process to ensure you keep pace with these critical milestones.  

Compliance News

HITRUST CSF v9.6 Enhances the Controls and Streamlines the Audit Process for Assessors
Blaise Wabo, A-LIGN’s Healthcare and Financial Services Knowledge Leader, elaborates on the release of HITRUST CSF v9.6 and how it streamlines the auditing process for assessors while enhancing controls for organizations testing against the framework.

How European Companies Can Best Market Compliance Programs
Is your European organisation getting the most out of its compliance assessments? Learn how to effectively market compliance and drive more revenue.

Why Transparency is the Future of the Payment Industry
More customers are implementing vendor risk management programs. Dustin Rich, A-LIGN’s PCI Practice Leader, examines what’s driving this shift in the ecosystem and what it means for service providers.

In Case You Missed It

SOC 2 for Beginners
Are you considering a SOC 2 assessment but not sure where to start? In this webinar, Scot Thrower, A‑LIGN’s VP of Solution Advisory, dives into exactly what a SOC 2 is and breaks down the complexities of how to achieve SOC 2 compliance with practical steps geared toward beginners.

A-SCEND Tip of the Month

A-SCEND’s “How to” Video Series: Introducing A‑SCEND’s SOC 2 Readiness Assessment
In his latest video, Michael Darmanin, A‑SCEND’s Senior Technical Support Analyst, shares A‑SCEND’s new automated and auditor-assisted SOC 2 Readiness Assessment and how this initial step will help improve your road to compliance.

A-LIGN Team Spotlight

Meet Devin Prater
Sr. Director of Brand & Creative

“While this is a rebrand, we’re not fundamentally changing who we are, rather we’re just communicating it better now. We’re clarifying what our message is, who we are as a company, and where we want to go. We’re able to express ourselves in a clearer way now and talk about our value propositions and what it means to work with us, which helps us build trust with our customers.”
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