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August 12, 2022

Meet the Team!

Meet Arushi!

Hi! I'm Arushi. I'm a Software Engineering intern at Vanta, working on the audit enablement team. We work on software that enables you to have a seamless audit experience.  

Tell us about your internship at Vanta

Interning at Vanta has been a dream. I started by working on small features and bugs, then was the engineering lead on a project, and finally got the chance to fully own and drive one of the projects for Q3. The amount of ownership given to interns at Vanta is incomparable, and I feel simultaneously challenged and supported throughout the process.

What made you realize this was the right internship for you?

I was tired of internships where one would be handed a well-packaged intern project and spend 12 weeks on their own working on it with no knowledge about the fate of the project after the internship was over. Did I make something customers even used? I don’t like this black-boxed nature of most internships. At Vanta, I was making changes that users saw from week one. I was working on high-priority tasks from my first sprint. This is what convinced me that Vanta was the right internship.

Why did you decide to choose Vanta over other companies?

At first, I didn't think Vanta was the right place for me—I knew nothing about security or compliance. However, in the course of interviewing, everyone I met was kind and humble and welcoming. I always felt comfortable—I could be myself. As cliché as this might sound, it was the people that were the deciding factor.

Why are you excited about Vanta’s mission or product?

Think back to how many times this year you've gotten the "your password might be compromised" warning from chrome or an email informing users that there had been a data leak in one of the softwares you were using. For me, it's more than a dozen. We put more and more information about ourselves on the internet every day, and it becomes increasingly important to keep that data safe. Vanta's mission is to secure the internet; to make it a place where security matters not just by certificates, but every second of every day. This paradigm shift in how we view security is what gets me excited about Vanta.

What was your favorite quarantine activity?

Back in 2020, when all of us were quarantining (and half losing our minds), I realized that I really missed laughing with friends. It just wasn't the same talking online—we needed some other way to goof around that fit the online world. Because of this, I started running D&D board games with my friends. Immediately, the ribbing and laughing and leg-pulling that was part of our dynamic came back as we played together. We got pretty obsessive about it too—spending four to six hours every week. It was a great time, and it brought us closer together, even when we were thousands of miles away from each other.

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Access Review Stage Content / Functionality
Across all stages
  • Easily create and save a new access review at a point in time
  • View detailed audit evidence of historical access reviews
Setup access review procedures
  • Define a global access review procedure that stakeholders can follow, ensuring consistency and mitigation of human error in reviews
  • Set your access review frequency (monthly, quarterly, etc.) and working period/deadlines
Consolidate account access data from systems
  • Integrate systems using dozens of pre-built integrations, or “connectors”. System account and HRIS data is pulled into Vanta.
  • Upcoming integrations include Zoom and Intercom (account access), and Personio (HRIS)
  • Upload access files from non-integrated systems
  • View and select systems in-scope for the review
Review, approve, and deny user access
  • Select the appropriate systems reviewer and due date
  • Get automatic notifications and reminders to systems reviewer of deadlines
  • Automatic flagging of “risky” employee accounts that have been terminated or switched departments
  • Intuitive interface to see all accounts with access, account accept/deny buttons, and notes section
  • Track progress of individual systems access reviews and see accounts that need to be removed or have access modified
  • Bulk sort, filter, and alter accounts based on account roles and employee title
Assign remediation tasks to system owners
  • Built-in remediation workflow for reviewers to request access changes and for admin to view and manage requests
  • Optional task tracker integration to create tickets for any access changes and provide visibility to the status of tickets and remediation
Verify changes to access
  • Focused view of accounts flagged for access changes for easy tracking and management
  • Automated evidence of remediation completion displayed for integrated systems
  • Manual evidence of remediation can be uploaded for non-integrated systems
Report and re-evaluate results
  • Auditor can log into Vanta to see history of all completed access reviews
  • Internals can see status of reviews in progress and also historical review detail

PCI Compliance Selection Guide

Determine Your PCI Compliance Level

If your organization processes, stores, or transmits cardholder data, you must comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a global mandate created by major credit card companies. Compliance is mandatory for any business that accepts credit card payments.

When establishing strategies for implementing and maintaining PCI compliance, your organization needs to understand what constitutes a Merchant or Service Provider, and whether a Self Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) or Report on Compliance (ROC) is most applicable to your business.

Answer a few short questions and we’ll help identify your compliance level.


Does your business offer services to customers who are interested in your level of PCI compliance?


Identify your PCI SAQ or ROC level

The PCI Security Standards Council has established the below criteria for Merchant and Service Provider validation. Use these descriptions to help determine the SAQ or ROC that best applies to your organization.

Good news! Vanta supports all of the following compliance levels:


A SAQ A is required for Merchants that do not require the physical presence of a credit card (like an eCommerce, mail, or telephone purchase). This means that the Merchant’s business has fully outsourced all cardholder data processing to PCI DSS compliant third party Service Providers, with no electronic storage, processing, or transmission of any cardholder data on the Merchant’s system or premises.

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A SAQ A-EP is similar to a SAQ A, but is a requirement for Merchants that don't receive cardholder data, but control how cardholder data is redirected to a PCI DSS validated third-party payment processor.

Learn more about eCommerce PCI

for service providers

A SAQ D includes over 200 requirements and covers the entirety of PCI DSS compliance. If you are a Service Provider, a SAQ D is the only SAQ you’re eligible to complete.

Use our PCI checklist

Level 1 for service providers

A Report on Compliance (ROC) is an annual assessment that determines your organization’s ability to protect cardholder data. If you’re a Merchant that processes over six million transactions annually or a Service Provider that processes more than 300,000 transactions annually, your organization is responsible for both a ROC and an Attestation of Compliance (AOC).

Automate your ROC and AOC

Download this checklist for easy reference


Learn more about how Vanta can help. You can also find information on PCI compliance levels at the PCI Security Standards Council website or by contacting your payment processing partner.

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