Compliance

Why You Should Conduct a SOC for Cybersecurity Examination to Manage Your Organization’s Cyber Risk

SOC for Cybersecurity Examination Blog A-LIGN

In response to the increase in cyber threats, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) issued the Cybersecurity Risk Management Reporting Framework, also known as System and Organization Controls (SOC) for Cybersecurity, a flexible and voluntary framework for organizations in any industry to take a proactive approach to cybersecurity risk management.

Read More

ISO 9001 Certification: The Standard for Quality Management

ISO 9001 Certification Quality Management A-LIGN

Advantages of an ISO 9001 Certification The ISO 9001 certification is for any organization, regardless of size or type that wants to assess their overall organizational processes and analyze areas for improvement, to enhance the quality of their services/products.

Read More

ISO 22301 Certification: The Business Continuity Management System Standard

ISO-22301-BCMS-Blog-A-LIGN

Advantages of an ISO 22301 Certification Having an ISO 22301 certification provides many benefits and communicates to your clients that you are confident in the policies, procedures, and processes in place at your organization to protect against business disruptions.

Read More

Operational Readiness Review for Enhanced Direct Enrollment Pathway

Enhanced Direct Enrollment

In an effort to stabilize the health insurance market and provide additional ways for consumers to access coverage, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), have launched a new streamlined and simplified enhanced direct enrollment (EDE) process.

Read More

5 Steps to ISO Certification

5 Steps to ISO Certification

What are the steps to ISO certification? Our assessors have completed assessments against several International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards, and can provide your organization on insights on the process for achieving ISO certification.

Read More

A-LIGN’s Commitment to Quality

Commit-to-quality

What does it mean to be committed to quality? Through our quality assurance process and team, and accreditations, A-LIGN ensures that your organization receives a quality report that meets the guidelines set by the relevant audit standard. Our reports satisfy third-party inquiries and exceeds customer expectations by upholding the highest standard of work.

Read More

SOC Reports: Type 1 vs Type 2 vs Readiness Assessment

Type-1-vs-Type-2-vs-Readiness-Assessment

Your client requested a SOC report, but what’s next? For organizations seeking a SOC 1, SOC 2, or ISAE 3402, there are two attestation options available: Type 1 and Type 2. Additionally, a readiness assessment can be performed to prepare your organization for the attestation.

Read More

Understanding Microsoft SSPA Attestation

Microsoft-sspa

About Microsoft SSPA Attestation The Microsoft Supplier Security and Privacy Assurance Program (SSPA), formerly known as the Vendor Privacy Assurance Program, is an initiative designed to standardize and strengthen how Microsoft’s customer, partner, and employee information is handled by Microsoft vendors worldwide. 

Read More

FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool: Frequently Asked Questions

FFIEC-image

What is the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool? In response to the current cybersecurity landscape, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has developed the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (Assessment).

Read More

The HITRUST Third Party Assurance Summit Recap

On February 20-21, A-LIGN sponsored and attended the 2018 HITRUST Third Party Assurance Summit in Chicago, Illinois.

Read More