A-LIGN Insights: Cybersecurity Predictions and Trends for 2022

A-LIGN Insights: Cybersecurity Predictions and Trends for 2022

In this issue we shed light on how to deduplicate efforts to save time on multiple audits, discuss how the Safe Harbor Act affects your organization, reveal the 5 best practices for compliance management, and much more.

The Safe Harbor Act
The HIPAA Safe Harbor Act was designed to limit the fines associated with a data breach for healthcare organizations that implement “recognized security practices.” Do you have your cybersecurity practices in place? Blaise Wabo, A-LIGN’s Healthcare and Financial Services Knowledge Leader, discusses how to identify what you need to mitigate risk.
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5 Best Practices for Compliance Management
Looking for time-tested compliance management advice to level up your organization’s program? Patrick Sullivan, A-LIGN’s Director of Customer Success, recommends five best practices to follow for compliance success.
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A-SCEND Developer Blog Series 
Jason Kosecki, A-LIGN’s Principal Product Operations Manager for A-SCEND, continues his blog series to announce A-SCEND’s new releases and upcoming features!  Get a sneak peek into how the addition of “link evidence” will help to streamline your audit process, saving you time and resources.
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Compliance News

3 Compliance Factors Your European Organization Should Consider
From GDPR updates to the increasing popularity of U.S. compliance standards, European businesses have a lot to consider in 2022. Huw Pegler, A-LIGN’s VP of EMEA Sales, reveals three key factors to consider right now.
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Can You “Fail” a SOC 2 Examination?
Although you can’t “fail” your SOC 2 report, it can result in report opinions to be noted as “modified” or “qualified.” Alex Welsh, Associate Manager at A-LIGN, reveals what this means for your organization.
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In Case You Missed it

Federal Compliance 2022: CMMC 2.0, StateRAMP, FedRAMP & Beyond 
A-LIGN’s Federal Practice lead, Tony Bai, welcomed special guest Emily Cummins, Director of Cloud Security at Anitian, to discuss the latest news in federal compliance including the new Authorization Boundary Guidance, updates on CMMC 2.0, StateRAMP and more.
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Federal Compliance Webinar: StateRAMP
A-LIGN’s Federal Practice lead, Tony Bai, welcomed special guest Leah McGrath, Executive Director of StateRAMP, to discuss the latest in the StateRAMP rollout, how StateRAMP compares to FedRAMP, and more.
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Cybersecurity Predictions & Trends for 2022: Your Year of Readiness
As 2021 comes to a close, A-LIGN’s partner GreyCastle Security shared how to prepare for 2022’s top cyber challenges, and recommendations to develop a strategic and efficient cyber-strategy to best prepare for the year ahead.
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A-SCEND Tip of the Month

A-SCEND’s “How to” Video Series: Deduplication of Efforts to Save Time Across Multiple Audits  
Michael Darmanin, A-SCEND’s Senior Technical Support Analyst, launched a new video series in which he walks you through our compliance management platform, best practices, and tips and tricks to help streamline your audit process.  In his latest video, Michael shares tips and tricks on how to use deduplication to save you time across multiple audits!
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Season’s Greetings

From everyone at A-LIGN, we would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season, and a happy and healthy New Year. Cheers to 2022!