What's New in Vanta 4.4.22
Effectively managing a fast-growing security program requires both technical knowledge as well as the ability to empower others to take action on important security tasks. From understanding the impact of failing serverless functions to updating company policies, the breadth of activity required to run day-to-day security operations is vast. That’s why this month, we’re excited to highlight several new features that are designed to simplify daily operations and make it easier to use Vanta to run an evolving security program.
AWS Lambda serverless monitoring
As more companies take advantage of serverless computing, it’s important that businesses incorporate this innovative infrastructure solution into their security programs. To better support serverless monitoring, Vanta customers can now track their AWS Lambda functions, alongside other critical resources, such as storage buckets or relational databases.
AWS Lambda functions are continuously monitored by tests that check for error rate alerts ingested from AWS CloudWatch and Datadog. Customers can rest assured knowing their service’s critical Lambda functions are included in the holistic security view that Vanta provides.
Asana task creation
We recognize that much of the day-to-day work around security and compliance occurs outside of Vanta. To better integrate into your team’s existing workflows, Vanta now supports Asana task tracking. Easily create Asana tasks within Vanta test pages to better manage and distribute your team’s work.
With support for Shortcut, Jira, and now Asana, our growing collection of integrated task-tracking tools gives your team the flexibility to decide how to best incorporate Vanta into your team’s workflows.
Faster path to audit
Native policy editor
Policies play a crucial role in running an effective security program and are necessary for a successful SOC 2 or ISO 27001 audit. Vanta currently supports policy management with out-of-the-box templates, employee acceptance tracking, and easy policy renewal tools.
To enhance the policy management experience, Vanta now supports in-app editing of existing, new, and uploaded policies. The native editor makes it easy to update or create policies directly within Vanta.
With this update, we’re excited to make managing policies a more seamless experience and to help shorten your path towards a successful audit!
Tell us what you think
As always, we welcome your feedback on these changes! Please let us know what you think by reaching out to your Customer Success Manager. Let’s keep in touch on LinkedIn.
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.
Does your business offer services to customers who are interested in your level of PCI compliance?
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:
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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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
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
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