Featured CLIMBER: Michael Darmanin

Employees at A-LIGN take many different paths throughout their journey – that’s why we sat down with Michael Darmanin, A-LIGN’s Sr. Technical Support Analyst for A-SCEND, to talk about his journey in security and the role A-SCEND plays in the evolution of auditing and compliance. 

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How SOC 2 Automation Will Streamline Your Audit

Automation is fundamentally changing the way cybersecurity audits operate. Whether you are conducting your first audit or have been running them for years, it’s important to know what automation can and can’t do, and how it will help you through the compliance process. 

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AWS Audit Manager: Accelerating the Audit Lifecycle

Earlier this month, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a new offering: AWS Audit Manager. This product was built to simplify the risk and compliance process for AWS customers – which is a big deal these days as cybersecurity audits take up more and more time from CISOs and IT Security teams.

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The New Normal:
Fully-Enabled Remote Audits

The new normal is anything but normal, but before we join in the chorus of “uncertain times” let’s take a moment to reflect on how standards organizations have responded to COVID-19 to enable remote audits so that organizations can continue to demonstrate trust. Continue reading “The New Normal:
Fully-Enabled Remote Audits”

Transforming Your Audit Experience with
A-SCEND 2.0

Compliance is already challenging for IT professionals due to rapid changes in an evolving threat landscape and increasing regulatory requirements. IT professionals may not necessarily be experts in security and compliance, or overseeing compliance may not be their full-time job. Continue reading “Transforming Your Audit Experience with
A-SCEND 2.0″

The Apex of Strategic Compliance

There is no denying that we have entered a new zeitgeist with strategic compliance. Organizations have been thrust into thinking about how to securely enable the productivity of a remote workforce. Continue reading “The Apex of Strategic Compliance”