Compliance

Protecting the Nation: How to Achieve Federal Compliance

FedRAMP, FISMA and NIST: Understanding Federal Compliance Whitepaper A-LIGN Facebook

  Federal assessments like FedRAMP, FISMA and NIST 800-171 help mitigate the risk of data breaches to important federal government agencies and departments, making them mandatory assessments used for federal security standards. Hackers target the federal government daily thanks to the large amount of data transmitted, including personal information, intellectual property patents and matters of […]

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HITRUST CSF v9.3 Incorporates New Frameworks, Legislation and Standards

Since 2007, the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) has been recognized as a well-rounded and certifiable security framework for any organizations of all sizes and industries. With the upcoming CSF v9.3 update, HITRUST continues to demonstrate its value for any organization by expanding to incorporate new frameworks, legislation and standards. What is the HITRUST CSF? The HITRUST […]

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Ask Me Anything: A-LIGN’s HIPAA Compliance and Cybersecurity Expert Holds a Reddit Q&A

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A-LIGN’s Senior Manager Blaise Wabo recently returned to Reddit to hold another Ask Me Anything (AMA) Q&A session on Reddit’s /r/technology subreddit. Blaise fielded important questions on the state of healthcare security, HIPAA compliance and cybersecurity threats to sensitive health data.

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ISO 22301: Keep Your Business Protected

The ISO 22301 certification, created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), is a business continuity management system (BCMS) certification that shows your organization’s policies, procedures and processes are optimized and ready to weather any storm, both figuratively and literally.

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The SOC 1 Examination Process

Do you understand the SOC 1 examination process? Our assessors take you from scoping through report delivery to understand all of the steps needed to complete an examination.

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Don’t Undergo an Audit or Assessment Before Reading This Guide

Cybersecurity Audit Buyer's Guide Whitepaper A-LIGN

Cybersecurity examinations are an important undertaking for your organization, its health and projected future. With no shortage of firms and examination types to choose from, preparing to undergo an audit or assessment can feel like a massive undertaking. Is the firm cutting corners reliable? Is the accessor able to deliver on their lofty promises? And […]

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The HITRUST
Assessment Process

Since its inception in 2007, the HITRUST framework has become very popular with organizations globally – including businesses of all types in the HITRUST XChange program. As a certified HITRUST accessor firm and licensed CPA firm, A-LIGN has helped companies and organizations of all sizes prepare for HITRUST certification.

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Everything You Need to Know About Bridge Letters

Bridge letters are an important element of SOC 1 and SOC 2 examinations that you may not be aware of and can help provide your clients with additional confidence regarding the effectiveness of your organization’s controls environment at no additional cost or time.

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Using HITRUST for Industries Beyond Healthcare

Using HITRUST for Industries Beyond Healthcare

Organizations around the world, especially ones in the HITRUST XChange program, are moving to quickly implement the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) for their organization. With the recent HITRUST CSF v9.2 update, organizations across all industries – not just healthcare – can benefit greatly from the HITRUST framework.

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HITRUST CSF v9.2 Opens Up the Framework for All Organizations

HITRUST CSF v9.2

With HITRUST v9.2, the Common Security Framework (CSF) continues to be a very powerful and useful security framework for any organization – both inside and outside the healthcare industry.

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