A-LIGN Finishes Record First Quarter, Expands Service Lines and Global Footprint

Strong brand leadership and growing demand for cybersecurity audits fuel 52% YoY growth in Q1 2021, accelerate plans for new offices in Ireland and Panama.

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Top Tips for Effective Audit Preparation

For any organization that stores, interprets and manages sensitive data, complying with cybersecurity requirements is of utmost importance. The most comprehensive way to test the strength and effectiveness of these systems is through a compliance assessment.
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4 Miscellaneous HITRUST Regulatory Factors to Consider

Over the last few blogs, we have provided a comprehensive overview of the HITRUST landscape, from the authoritative sources at its core, to the optional regulations, or regulatory factors, that are commonly added on to a HITRUST assessment for industry-specific purposes 
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5 HITRUST Regulatory Factors to Consider for International and State-level Privacy Compliance

There are more than 20 optional regulatory factors that an organization can consider as part of a HITRUST assessment. These are individual options, based on specific industry requirements, and can be quite tricky to parse.  
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How European Companies Can Accelerate International Expansion with SOC 2 Compliance

The United States represents an attractive market for many European companies, but international expansion can be fraught with risk because of a completely different regulatory landscape. 
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7 HITRUST Factors to Consider for Federal Compliance

Our discussion of HITRUST regulatory factors continues with a focus on federal compliance and their influence on HITRUST. Here are 7 HITRUST regulatory factors to consider for federal compliance, and our recommendations on how to address them. 
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7 HITRUST Regulatory Factors to Consider for Healthcare

This article is Part One of a Four-part Series on the HITRUST Framework

When you think of HITRUST, you probably think of healthcare. After all, HITRUST was originally created as the “Health Information Trust Alliance.” Continue reading “7 HITRUST Regulatory Factors to Consider for Healthcare”

Ostendio Expands MyVCM Auditor Connect Marketplace with
A-LIGN Partnership

Reposted with permission, Ostendio Inc.

ARLINGTON, Va. – September 28, 2020 – Ostendio Inc., a leading provider of integrated risk management software, and A-LIGN, a security and compliance provider, today announced that A-LIGN is joining the MyVCM Auditor Connect™ marketplace offering customers more choices in their third party security and risk management audit firms. Continue reading “Ostendio Expands MyVCM Auditor Connect Marketplace with
A-LIGN Partnership”

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”