After Thousands of Audits; the Truth About the So-Called “14-Day SOC 2”

After Thousands of Audits; the Truth About the So-Called “14-Day SOC 2”

A SOC 2 in 14 days? We’ve completed thousands of them and we can say with authority that this is misleading. As auditors, we believe in accuracy, so we wanted to share what it really takes to complete a SOC 2 and how to get it done as quickly as possible. 

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A-LIGN Insights: May 2021

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In this issue we discuss how to prepare for state privacy laws, outline the do’s and don’ts of getting started with HITRUST, the benefits of adding ISO 27701 to ISO 27001 and more.

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How to Share Your Cybersecurity Assessment with Your Professional Community

Cybersecurity Assessment with Your Professional Community

A-LIGN’s SVP of Marketing, Brian Gladstein, has been sharing ideas and best practices for getting the word out about your cybersecurity assessment. As the final post in this series, Brian discusses sharing your cybersecurity assessment with your professional community and how to promote your commitment to their security.

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How to Win More Deals by Arming Sales With your Cybersecurity Assessment

How to Win More Deals by Arming Sales With your Cybersecurity Assessment

Your sales team is one of the most powerful tools you have to get the word out about your cybersecurity assessment. This post describes how to arm them with your audit report and teach them how to use it so they can win more frequently and close more deals. 

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How to Feature Your Cybersecurity Assessment on Your Website

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A cybersecurity assessment like a SOC 2 or an ISO 27001 certification is a statement about your commitment to protecting information. This post looks at examples of how leading companies give that report a permanent home on their websites and provides best practices so you can do the same. 

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A-LIGN Insights: April 2021

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In this issue, we discuss Mamba ransomware, steps to create incident response plans and more.

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How to Announce Your Cybersecurity Assessment with a Press Release

How to Announce Your Cybersecurity Assessment with a Press Release

You’ve just finished any one of the numerous cybersecurity assessments that are common today. Congratulations… but now what? This post describes some of the ways to leverage that final report and drive new revenue into your business, starting with a press release and an announcement plan.

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A-LIGN Insights: March 2021

Insights: March 2021

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

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A-LIGN Insights: February 2021

A-LIGN Insights: February 2021

In this issue we break down the future of audit automation and discuss what lies beyond the privacy policy. Plus news and information on CMMC prep, Pen Testing, Microsoft SSPA, HITRUST enhancements, and much more.

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Benchmark Your Compliance Program Against Your Peers – Survey Now Open

Benchmark Your Compliance Program Against Your Peers

A-LIGN’s 2021 Compliance Benchmark Survey is now open! It’s designed for IT compliance and security professionals who want to compare their compliance programs against those of similar companies. We invite you to take the 10-minute survey today before it closes at the end of February.

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