A-LIGN Blog

Featured CLIMBER: Elizabeth Hugenberg

Featured CLIMBER: Elizabeth Hugenberg

This month, we sat down with Featured CLIMBER Elizabeth Hugenberg to hear about her journey at A-LIGN. She shares what has changed the most since she joined the firm in 2016, the professional growth she’s experienced, and what advice she would give to those entering the industry.  

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A-LIGN Secures #24 Spot on 2021 Seminole 100 List

Seminole 100 List

Florida State University recognizes A-LIGN’s growth on Seminole 100 list for the fourth consecutive year 

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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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What are the SOC 2 Trust Services Criteria?

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The SOC 2 audit process includes 5 categories of Trust Services Criteria: Security, Availability, Confidentiality, Processing Integrity, and Privacy. These categories each cover a set of internal controls related to different aspects of your information security program. 

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What’s The Difference Between SOC 2 Type I and Type II?

What’s The Difference Between SOC 2 Type I and Type II?

The difference between a SOC 2 Type I audit and a SOC 2 Type II audit is how the controls are evaluated – at a single point in time, or over a period of time. This decision can be driven by budget, timing, resources available, and what customers are asking for. 

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Go Beyond the Privacy Policy

Go Beyond the Privacy Policy

Each year, Data Privacy Day is an opportunity for organizations of all sizes to think about their privacy posture.

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What is a SOC 2 Report?

What is a SOC 2 Report?

In a world filled with data breaches and information leaks, establishing trust is not only critical to driving revenue, it can also be a competitive differentiator for new business. A SOC 2 report helps demonstrate to customers and business partners that you take information security seriously. 

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Featured CLIMBER: Nicole Beasley 

Featured CLIMBER: Nicole Beasley 

This month, we sat down with Featured CLIMBER Nicole Beasley to hear about her journey from Senior Consultant to Associate Manager. She shares her experience in the cybersecurity industry, her professional growth at A-LIGN, and what she loves about working with our team of CLIMBERS.   

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LET’S ALL DO WHAT IS RIGHT. HAPPY MLK DAY.

LET’S ALL DO WHAT IS RIGHT

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2021. As I sit here reflecting on the legacy of Dr. King, it occurs to me that this is a markedly different MLK Day.

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