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March 25, 2022

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.


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  • 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

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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.

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SAQ A

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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SAQ A-EP

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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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ROC
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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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