A-LIGN Insights: March 2021

In this issue, we provide steps to a smoother audit experience, along with best practices for your 2021 compliance journey. Plus, aPCI DSS timeline, CMMC prep checklist, CPRA vs. CCPA comparisonand much more.  

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How to Avoid Falling Victim to a SolarWinds-Style Attack 

The SolarWinds supply chain attack rocked governments and businesses alike in late 2020. Learn how to prevent something similar happening to your company. 

Three Best Practices to Prevent a Supply Chain Attack 

Government organizations, private sector companies, and even security firms are still reeling from the 2020 SolarWinds supply chain attack. Here are three best practices to prevent something similar happening to your company. 

Featured Content 

Five Easy Steps to a Smoother Cybersecurity Audit Experience

Few things add stress to an IT organization like a cybersecurity audit. They can be so disruptive – but they don’t have to be. Steve Simmons, COO at A-LIGN, covers five steps you can start today to simplify the audit process 

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PCI DSS 4.0 Update:

The PCI DSS 4.0 final release has been pushed out to Q4 2021, but you can still ensure you meet PCI DSS 3.2.1 compliance requirements with this easy-to-use timeline, broken down into bite-sized reminders for trigger-based events, timeouts, recurring tasks, and retention timeframes.  

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Register Now:

Webinar: Federal Compliance Q&A on April 6th at 2 PM EST 

Join Tony Bai, A-LIGN’s Federal Practice Lead, for the latest news on Federal Compliance, including CMMC updates and a live Q&A.


Compliance News

The Definitive Guide to a SOC 2 Audit

The Five Steps to Prioritize on Your CMMC Checklist

HITRUST Can Help Organizations Meet HIPAA Safe Harbor Requirements

A-SCEND Tip of the Month 

With A-SCEND’s new View Prior Evidence feature A-LIGN auditors can connect previously completed audits to new audits, allowing users to access documents to assist with the completion of evidence collection requirements.


A-LIGN Team Spotlight 

Stephanie OylerRankinSOC Practice Lead 

“The way we do business and grow is energetic. It is in our company culture, and I feel like people are excited about the things we do here. A-LIGN’s people are go-getters, and they don’t sit around and wait for things to happen. They create their own destiny, and that takes energy!”