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October 4, 2021

What's New in Vanta 10.4.21

Happy fall everyone! In this round-up of product updates we’re excited to highlight several new integrations: AWS Inspector, Microsoft Intune, Namely (HR), and Insperity (HR).

The Documents tab for uploaded evidence received a big update and now supports recurring evidence. The Vanta platform also saw its share of enhancements, including the ability to view and export final audit reports within the Security Reports page.

That’s just the start of what’s new in Vanta! Read on to learn more.

AWS Inspector integration for vulnerability scanning

AWS Inspector integration for vulnerability scanning now available

Vulnerability scanning is an important tool for any organization that takes their security seriously. And for some security standards, it’s a hard requirement. Most Vanta customers already use AWS for their cloud infrastructure, and to better serve these customers we’re releasing an integration with AWS Inspector for general availability.


Users can now directly link AWS Inspector to Vanta to populate evidence that a vulnerability scanner is in place and that identified issues are being addressed properly. Vanta automatically fetches vulnerability findings from AWS Inspector and displays them within the Vulnerabilities page, where users can remediate or ignore flagged items. Vanta also automatically checks that vulnerability findings are addressed within your organization’s given SLA timeframe, and sends out reminders to help keep those commitments. 


Our AWS Inspector integration is one of several upcoming long term solutions to help ensure that your organization’s cloud infrastructure remains secure. With this launch, we intend to deprecate the Vanta Vulnerability Server Agent on December 1, 2021. For more information on this transition, please read our support articles here and here.


Don’t hesitate to reach out to your Customer Success Manager for help making this transition as smooth as possible for your team!

Recurrence for uploaded evidence

The Documents tab for uploaded evidence now supports recurring events. Because most compliance frameworks require proof of completion or documentation on a recurring basis, we’ve updated the Documents tab to support multiple document uploads, reminders for upcoming evidence due dates, and recurrence period setting (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually). 


Recurring evidence support for uploaded evidence


When it’s time for you to renew uploaded evidence, Vanta will surface the document based on your preferred timing or on our default setting. Once your new evidence is uploaded, the effective date is updated and your old document becomes inactive, but is maintained for record keeping.

In addition, you can now filter uploaded evidence by status, category, or standard – making it easy for your team to track progress and take action. We’re excited to release this update to make managing recurring evidence a little less painful. Let us know what you think!


New tests, integrations, and improvements


Tests

The following Tests enhancements have been rolled out to further automate your security and compliance:


  • Google Cloud Platform – Check that only authorized users can access tracked log sinks in GCP is now its own test.
  • Google Cloud Platform – Check that log sink destinations in GCP are tracked by Vanta is now its own test.


Integrations

The following Integrations have been released to further support your organization’s tech and business stack:



Improvements

  • HIPAA SAT (security awareness training) has been released for general availability 
  • Final audit reports can be viewed and exported from the Security Reports page
  • Policy templates can now be exported en mass as a single file 
  • Information on when a test has been deactivated and who deactivated it is now included in the test’s history chart as well as within compliance reports.

As always, we welcome your feedback on these changes! Please let us know what you think by reaching out to your Customer Success Manager.

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– The Vanta Team

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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.

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).

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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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