A-LIGN Insights: September 2021

In this issue we introduce our new Ransomware Preparedness Assessment service, launch a new A-SCEND blog series to provide you with a look at upcoming releases, share best practices to prevent data breaches, and much more!

Featured Content

Introducing A-LIGN’s New Service- Ransomware Preparedness Assessment
With ransomware attacks on the rise, it’s crucial that your organization is prepared. A-LIGN’s new Ransomware Preparedness Assessment service puts an effective strategy in place to help prevent cybersecurity events and mitigate potential damage if an event occurs.
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Cyberattack Forces Memorial Health System to Cancel Surgeries, Divert Patients
Not-for-profit integrated health organization, Memorial Health System, fell victim to a cybersecurity attack resulting in disrupted clinical and financial operations.
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A-SCEND Developer Blog Series
Jason Kosecki, A-LIGN’s Principal Product Operations Manager for A-SCEND, kicks off his blog series to announce A-SCEND’s new releases and upcoming features! Get a sneak peek into the next release, “Action Required” status, improving your user experience.
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Webinar: SOC-IT-2-ME SUMMIT – Get the Knowledge to Begin the Ascent to Compliance

Are you a European-based SaaS or CSP thinking of earning a SOC report to assure customers that your platform and their data is protected? Ty Brush, A-LIGN’s Director of EMEA Sales, joins Richard Hollis, Risk Crew’s Managing Director to discuss the quickest and most cost-effective route to earning your SOC 2 assessment. Register today to attend this webinar on September 29 at 2:00 PM in London.
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Conference: HITRUST Collaborate

Virtually join us at HITRUST Collaborate from October 5-6 to learn more about effective methods for risk management, compliance, and information protection!
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PCI SSC Global Community Forum

Dustin Rich, A-LIGN’s PCI DSS Practice Lead, and John Baughman, A-LIGN’s Solutions Advisor, walk you through how technology can help streamline your PCI DSS audit.  Don’t miss out- register now to view “Expedite PCI DSS Compliance with A-LIGN’s Audit Management Platform” on October 28 at 4:00 PM ET.
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Compliance News

Census Hit by Cyberattack, U.S. Count Unaffected: U.S. Census Bureau computer servers with the 2020 census were exploited last year during a cybersecurity attack, but hackers’ attempts to keep access to the system were unsuccessful.

How to Prevent Data Breaches: 6 Best Practices: It’s not “if” a data breach occurs, but “when.” Learn the 6 best practices to prevent a data breach and help your organization better prepare.

Identifying the Purpose of Corporate Compliance Programs: Our Compliance Benchmark Report found the drivers of compliance often vary. Patrick Sullivan, A-LIGN’s Director of Customer Success, explains how a cohesive strategy can help ensure long-term alignment on compliance goals.

In Case You Missed It

Accelerate FedRAMP: From Zero to ATO: In this webinar, our Federal Practice lead, Tony Bai, shared key lessons learned with Danny Sehr, Chief Customer and Product Officer, from AchieveIt and Mats Nahlinder, CEO & Co-Founder of SunStone Secure. In case you missed it, learn how to achieve FedRAMP authorization quickly and affordably through efficiencies, technology, and the right partners.

Achieving FedRAMP on AWS: How Automation Can Get You Audit-Ready in 60 Days: Navigating the FedRAMP authorization journey can be tedious, overwhelming, and costly. Cloud software vendors looking to get FedRAMP certified often consider a traditional consulting service approach, but this results in high opportunity costs, delayed time-to-revenue, and 12-18 months of manual work.  Thankfully, there’s a better way to get FedRAMP audit-ready!

A-SCEND Tips & Tricks:

A-SCEND’s New “How to” Video Series: 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.

A-LIGN Team Spotlight

Meet Adam Lubbert
Associate Director of ISO Delivery

“Protecting any kind of informational asset is important. There are a lot of threats and vulnerabilities that we’re looking at in today’s systems, programs, and companies, and they’re significantly different than they were last year or even two years ago. I enjoy working with people that are passionate about security and compliance and wanting to do what’s right for the data that they’re collecting from their customers, vendors, etc.”
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