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September 20, 2022

Prove trust and simplify security questionnaires with Vanta + Stacksi

We all know that proving security can be difficult. Earlier this summer, Vanta launched Trust Reports to help you proactively demonstrate your commitment to security, externally and in real time. To date, customers’ Trust Reports have been viewed nearly 3,000 times. 

Security questionnaires are a nightmare, does anyone disagree? While the proactive demonstration of trust is helpful, odds are you’ll still encounter prospective customers sending you lengthy documents with a myriad of requests relating to your technology stack. These requests will be similar, but not the same as the last prospect, so you start from scratch each time. We’ve seen employees (builders and sellers) spend hours filling out non-standard and lengthy diligence forms—not to mention the tendency for these to be error-prone. 

Time is of the essence for early-stage businesses, and resources spent completing questionnaires—instead of building products or driving growth—are wasted.

Vanta’s latest partnership with Stacksi enables you to simplify the security questionnaire process for your customers. One of the fastest growing companies in its space, Stacksi, and its NLP algorithms, enable you to complete questionnaires in a fraction of the time. Stacksi doesn’t require previously completed questionnaires or a baseline set of responses, but instead leverages your existing security policies to drive an initial set of answers. It then adapts and fine-tunes those responses over time with the help of AI and a team of experts. Stacksi estimates they will answer 90% - 95% of questions by the third questionnaire.

Our new partnership and integration make this process faster and easier. Link your Vanta account with Stacksi via API to enable a fast and easy flow of information between products. We make it easy for you to create policies and other documents, in any format, and directly upload them into the Stacksi platform. Any work done in Vanta will automatically be updated in Stacksi. Additionally, you can also now buy Stacksi and Vanta together.

How does it work?

By linking Vanta and Stacksi, you can reduce the work required to complete questionnaires and allow employees to focus on the products that move the company forward. Questionnaire completion is as little as four steps away: 

  1. Finish your policies in Vanta
  2. Link your accounts
  3. Let Stacksi’s technology complete the questionnaires
  4. Automatic updates and information flow between products

Stacksi’s AI will continually learn to ensure you aren’t wasting time on repeat questions. The more questionnaires you complete, the more automated the process becomes, continually reducing the time and effort associated with questionnaire completion. 

To ensure questionnaires get completed accurately, and you feel comfortable with the results, Stacksi’s compliance experts review each answer and conduct follow-up calls to ensure everything is answered correctly. 

We believe security reviews don’t need to be painful or cause delays. Vanta provides tools that allow organizations to proactively and reactively prove their security to prospects and close deals faster. 

With Vanta Trust Reports, and the Stacksi-powered questionnaire integration, proving security just got a whole lot faster and easier. Let your sellers, sell, and builders, build. Learn more.

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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
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  • 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
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  • Optional task tracker integration to create tickets for any access changes and provide visibility to the status of tickets and remediation
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  • Focused view of accounts flagged for access changes for easy tracking and management
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  • Auditor can log into Vanta to see history of all completed access reviews
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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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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.

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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

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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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