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November 9, 2022

VantaCon 2022: Managing risk and unlocking growth with trust

VantaCon 2022 brought together the most innovative minds in security and compliance for a half-day user conference jam-packed with keynotes, product announcements, and exciting breakout sessions.  

Our CEO, Christina Cacioppo, introduced several solutions to grow revenue and help reduce churn through better risk management. Addressing an audience of Vanta customers and partners, Cacioppo began her keynote by reaffirming Vanta as a platform centered on trust management—for solutions beyond satisfying compliance requirements. 

Recent releases

Vanta’s Risk Management solution

Cacioppo pointed to several recent product releases as evidence of Vanta’s commitment to help organizations scale their security program, including Vanta’s Risk Management solution, which helps teams reduce organizational risk on a continuous basis.

Stevie Case, Vanta CRO, discussed the significant features of Vanta Trust Reports, which allows organizations to proactively demonstrate their trustworthiness to prospects and customers using a real-time trust profile. Since its launch, Vanta’s Trust Reports solution has been shared with thousands of customers and partners, and has accelerated sales cycles by up to 30%. 

In addition, Case pre-announced Vanta Verified, the next iteration of how Vanta is rethinking trustworthiness and proof of security from the ground up. Vanta Verified will be a shared interface of trust between software buyers and sellers—one that is proactive, interactive, and continuous.

Elliot Goldwater, VP Partnerships, spoke to Vanta’s growing partner ecosystem, including the partner integration network powered by the Connectors API. Starting today, all Vanta customers can now discover and install partner-built integrations directly in Vanta via a self-serve experience.

Onstage to help celebrate the launch of our partner integration network was Vanta technology partner, Stephen Whitworth, CEO of incident.io. In addition, Tayler Sipperly, Corporate Development at Crowdstrike, spoke to the growing need for more automated, more integrated, and less costly solutions to tackle organizational security.

Upcoming products

Vanta’s latest products focus on de-risking the greatest threat surfaces of every organization: its people, vendors, and assets. The following solutions were announced from the VantaCon mainstage:

Access Reviews

Vanta’s Access Reviews solution

We’re excited to introduce our Access Reviews solution. Reviewing and managing user access to systems is required for compliance, and to reduce the main surface area of risk within an organization: its people. These reviews normally take several days and labor costs can be in the thousands. 

Vanta’s Access Reviews solution enables businesses of all sizes to accelerate, automate, and simplify access reviews. They can be done in hours, with cost savings over 90%. Using pre-built integrations, intuitive review workflows, and remediation management, it’s easy to use Vanta to review and report on user access.

Access Reviews is now available in beta to all customers.

Please contact your Customer Success Manager or contact us to gain access to the beta.

Vendor Management

Vanta’s Vendor Management solution

We also announced our upcoming Vendor Management solution to address your second most susceptible surface area: your vendors.Vendors are the services or tools your organization uses to run your business and are a common point of weakness within a data breach.

Vanta’s Vendor Management solution serves as a single source of truth for security and IT leaders to track vendors and conduct risk analysis. 

Just as Vanta shifted the compliance industry towards more automation using intelligent integrations, we’re also innovating vendor management by automating the review process and information gathering between customers and vendors.

Vendor Management will be available in beta this year. 

Asset Inventory Management

Vanta’s upcoming Asset Inventory Management solution will address another critical area to monitor for risk: your cloud and physical infrastructure. 

Our Asset Inventory Management tool will help security, compliance, and engineering leaders centralize their organization's resources into a single view for enhanced tracking, risk review, and management. Asset Inventory Manager will automatically detect new resources as they surface, intelligently annotate assets to remain compliant, and flag resources for risk. 

Asset Inventory Manager will serve as your team’s consolidated view into your cloud and physical infrastructure for streamlined compliance and enhanced risk management. 

Asset Inventory Manager will be available in early 2023.

Leveraging trust to unlock growth


The VantaCon 2022 keynote concluded with Stevie Case, Vanta CRO, and J.P. Morgan Head of Security Investment Banking, Dhruv Fotadar. The session centered around Vanta’s disruption to the SaaS and compliance industries.

During their live Q&A, Case and Dhruv discussed why time and costs associated with obtaining a certificate of trust pose considerable challenges for young businesses to sell upmarket. 

Beyond the keynote, VantaCon’s breakout sessions buzzed with energy as attendees seized the opportunity to meet and learn from their peers innovating in software solutions.

Michael Devyver, Co-founder of EasyLlama, shared ways to leverage outside resources to help fill in gaps for growing compliance teams. Taylor Perkins and Gary Lin, respective Co-founders of Slope Software and Explo, led the audience through multi-standard compliance strategies that 2x’ed the top of their sales funnel and helped reduce sales cycles by 30%.  

Vanta has fundamentally shifted the way companies demonstrate their trustworthiness and leveled the playing field for many innovative SaaS businesses by helping them get compliant at a fraction of the cost. Guest speaker Frederick Lee, Chief Security Officer at Gusto, shared how security and compliance are changing the way businesses work with one another. "Compliance is helping guide you through your security journey....compliance is actually leading security. Vanta knows the value of compliance as a driver for your business," Lee said.

Vanta’s upcoming collection of solutions will help organizations mitigate risk across their most important surface areas, automate the daily operations of maintaining compliance and security programs, and help businesses leverage their trustworthiness to unlock growth from previously unattainable markets. 

We look forward to making security and compliance scalable for organizations at every stage.

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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.

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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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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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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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