Meet the Team!
Meet Eloise! 👋
I’m Eloise, I work as a Software Engineer on our Employee Security team. I’ve been at Vanta since July 2021!
Tell us about your role at Vanta
My team, Employee Security, is focused on helping our customers keep their employees secure and compliant. We think a lot about how to build a product that can scale well with our customers as they grow and develop more mature security practices. I work closely with product and other software engineers to design, build out, and support these solutions.
What made you realize this was the right career field for you?
I never really considered software engineering until college. I found computer science interesting, but it was always the more team-based classes that I enjoyed most. After seeing some friends intern in software engineering, I realized how much more collaborative the role is than what I expected. There’s also so many different types of problems you get to solve as a software engineer and I realized I loved working in that type of environment.
Why did you decide to choose Vanta over other companies?
Vanta stood out to me from the beginning as a company that is growing quickly in an exciting and important field. But the thing that really sold me on Vanta and made the decision easy was the people. Everyone I met through the interview process seemed motivated, down-to-earth, and kind. It felt like a workplace with a strong sense of community. Now that I’ve joined, I feel very lucky to work on such a collaborative and supportive team. A team that I constantly learn from.
Why are you excited about Vanta’s mission?
In my previous role, I was on a team responsible for ensuring the company was compliant with new privacy laws. It was an immense amount of work and I learned a lot about the complexity of proving security and privacy. Something that excited me about Vanta was the opportunity to help smaller companies move faster along this learning curve. Instead of treating security as an expensive afterthought, we enable our customers to implement better practices upfront and grow those practices overtime.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
My little sister moved to Alaska! I really want to visit her in the winter so I can see the northern lights. That’s been a dream to be able to see them.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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