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December 5, 2022

New in Vanta | November 2022

Enhanced Access Reviews solution

We're thrilled to announce our enhanced Access Reviews solution.

Access Reviews is a robust, automated offering that aligns to the main stages of an access review. It makes it easy to perform reviews on a proactive, continuous basis; not just point-in-time reviews for compliance purposes. The result is faster, more accurate reviews that lead to streamlined audits, lower labor costs, and a stronger security posture.


Access Reviews is now available for purchase. Contact your Customer Success Manager to get started. Learn more about Access Reviews.

Support for OFDSS & ISO 27001:2022

This month, we launched support for the Open Finance Data Security Standard (OFDSS), a next-gen, cloud-first security framework for FinTech companies. If you’re a participant in the Open Finance system or work with entities such as Plaid, use Vanta to get OFDSS complaint in just 40 hours.

As of last month, Vanta is the first security compliance platform to support ISO 27001:2022.

While the core of ISO 27001 remains the same, there are some updates to the clauses and a significant reorganization of Annex A controls. See our post on 27001:2002 to learn more.


New Monitors page for Tests & Documents

The Tests page is now the Monitors page!

The Monitors page combines your Tests and Documents into a unified view, so you can easily track progress towards meeting your SLA deadlines. Quickly view upcoming and overdue tasks, assign owners, or dive into items to take action. 

We’re constantly improving our UI to make it fast, easy, and intuitive for your team to get work done in Vanta. Let us know what you think by reaching out to your Customer Success Manager.

New integrations: Personio, incident.io, Termius, and more

Vanta now supports Personio, a popular HR information system used by many of our international customers. Sync critical employee data from Personio to Vanta to power automated onboarding and offboarding workflows.

 

Partner-built integrations are now available on the Integrations page, including: BreachRX, EasyLlama, Haekka, incident.io, Kintaba, Kitemaker, Kolide, Riot, and Termius.

Explore our growing collection of integrations to help streamline your team's ongoing compliance and security workflows.

Enhanced support for AWS GovCloud

For software companies interested in selling to the US government, AWS GovCloud provides a secure and compliant solution for cloud storage and compute instances. We’ve recently improved the setup process when connecting AWS GovCloud to Vanta and now support multiple GovCloud accounts.

Our updated integration flow for AWS GovCloud can be accessed from the Integrations page. Vanta provides step-by-step instructions on how to integrate using AWS Console or Cloudformation.

For more information on adding AWS as a cloud provider, read our help article.

See our Release Notes for all our recent updates.

Try it out


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As always, we welcome your feedback. Let us know what you think by reaching out to your Customer Success Manager. Keep in touch on LinkedIn.

Written by
Joe Goldberg

Product Marketing

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.

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

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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:

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.

Get PCI DSS certified

SAQ A-EP

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

SAQ D
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

ROC
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

Questions?

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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