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RSA has been named a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Vendor Risk Management Tools. We believe this positioning speaks to the capabilities of RSA Archer in helping customers understand and manage risks that may arise from third party relationships. 

This is the fifth consecutive time* that RSA has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Vendor Risk Management

 

 

Register to download a complimentary copy of Gartner’s analysis of the IT Vendor Risk Management market and guidance on how to define requirements for IT Vendor Risk Management deployments.     

 

 

This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from RSA.

*Appeared as EMC (RSA) in Magic Quadrant for IT Vendor Risk Management, 2014, 2016. Appeared as Dell (RSA) in Magic Quadrant for IT Vendor Risk Management, 2017, Appeared as RSA in Magic Quadrant for IT Vendor Risk Management Tools, 2019. The report was not published in 2018.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for IT Vendor Risk Management Tools, Joanne Spencer, Edward Weinstein, 24 August 2020

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Consolidated compliance and security monitoring

Managing the security and compliance of an IT infrastructure has become one of the most time-consuming and important tasks for IT security professionals. Firewalls, vulnerability scanners, intrusion detection systems, and compliance checks are powerful tools for safeguarding your critical IT assets. However, these tools are only as effective as your organization’s capacity to monitor, prioritize, and respond to crucial events. These tools often produce thousands of findings each day, leaving security teams to sort through alerts from various devices and identify which findings require action.

 

AWS solves this problem by consolidating compliance checks and security findings from Security Hub, GuardDuty, and other products into a centralized location. Findings flowing into Security Hub from GuardDuty, IAM Access Analyzer, Macie, and partner offerings are all standardized into the AWS Security Findings Format. This standardized format eliminates the need for manual data conversion and simplifies the process of transferring data into external environments. The AWS Security Hub integration with RSA Archer enables organizations to automatically import data directly into RSA Archer.

 

How it works

AWS Security Hub runs automated configuration and compliance checks based on industry standards such as CIS, AWS Foundational Security Best Practices, and PCI DSS standards. The checks provide real time compliance scores and identify devices and accounts requiring attention.

 

GuardDuty is a managed threat detection service that uses machine learning to safeguard critical AWS accounts and services from malicious activity and other security threats. GuardDuty monitors activities and logs issues within the AWS environment, provides recommended remediation actions, and assigns numeric severity values to these issues. Issues are then categorized into three severity levels based on the criticality and type of threat detected.

 

Leveraging cutting-edge technology

Prior to being routed into RSA Archer, Security Hub and Guard Duty findings flow into Simple Queue Services (SQS) Queues, which is a distributed message queuing service developed by Amazon. These queues offer a nearly unlimited number of API calls per second, and due to their distributed nature, they provide virtually unlimited throughput. Server-side encryption is available to protect the contents in SQS queues and can be configured using the AWS Key Management Service. These queues are extremely affordable and future proof the RSA Archer integration. Additional AWS Security Hub products and third-party offerings can be directly transferred from these queues into RSA Archer.

 

From AWS Security Hub to RSA Archer

The RSA Archer integration with AWS Security Hub provides users with the ability to leverage compliance checks and security findings in their RSA Archer environment. The Security Hub data feed ingests findings from Security Hub into the Configuration Check Results application. Check Results are then mapped to the technology baselines such as CIS, AWS Foundational Security Best Practices, and PCI DSS standards. GuardDuty security findings are routed into the new Potential Unauthorized Activity on-demand application.

 

Both Security Hub and GuardDuty findings can be grouped into tickets and formally remediated through the RSA Archer exception requests and remediation plans workflows. The integration also leverages RSA Archer’s new charting engine, which was introduced in version 6.7.  

 

Security Hub Dashboard

 

Interested in learning more about the AWS Security Hub Integration with RSA Archer?

Listen to a recording or check out the presentation of a Free Friday Tech Huddle that covered the AWS Security Hub integration with RSA Archer. Free Friday Tech Huddles are only available to RSA Archer customers. if you are not yet a customer but are interested in learning more, please contact your local representative or authorized reseller - or visit us at www.rsa.com.

We’ve done it again! For the fifth consecutive time, Gartner has named RSA a Leader in the just-published Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management (ITRM).

 

RSA was previously named a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management in 2019, 2017, 2016 and 2015*. We believe our repeated recognition as a Leader represents our continued efforts to deliver innovative solutions that help our customer more effectively manage risk.

2020 Gartner MQ ITRM

We want to sincerely thank our customers for their participation in Gartner’s evaluation. We appreciate your support and acknowledge the key role our customers play in RSA receiving this Magic Quadrant Leader position.

 

Footnote:

*Appeared as EMC (RSA) in Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management 2015, 2016. Appeared as RSA in Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management 2017. Appeared as Dell Technologies (RSA) in Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management 2019. The report was not published in 2018.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for IT Risk Management, Khushbu Pratap, Brent Predovich, Claude Mandy, 11 August 2020

Today, we’re pleased to announce availability of RSA Archer Release 6.9, delivering new features and enhancements to streamline access to key data and provide a cohesive, actionable view of risk and compliance at all levels of your organization. This release introduces new and updated RSA Archer Platform features designed to provide a more intuitive user experience, efficient search and reporting, and easier administration.

 

In addition to Platform updates, Release 6.9 includes updates to several RSA Archer use cases. Enhancements to the RSA Archer Controls Assurance Program Management and RSA Archer IT Controls Assurance use cases help you quickly set up evidence collection and ensure that evidence of the control is captured on an ongoing basis, all in one location. Bringing RSA Archer closer to delivering near real-time evidence collection, these updates allow you to easily designate which controls you want evidence collected for and whether you want automated or manual collection. Dashboards have been added to enable the evidence collection process to be more readily monitored and to help provide users with a better understanding of overdue evidence requests, evidences currently due, and those pending approval.

 

Release 6.9 also includes updates to the RSA Archer Cyber Risk Quantification use case, leveraging the RiskLens Generation 3 platform to provide an improved data model for analyzing risks and a more streamlined data interchange between RSA Archer and RiskLens environments. And on the heels of last month’s announcement of our new Vendor Portal functionality, Release 6.9 updates to the RSA Archer Third Party Risk Management use case include added fields to connect the Engagement Risk Assessments questionnaire with Vendor Portal.

 

We invite you to attend the Free Friday Tech Huddles this Friday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Sept. 11 for demonstrations of RSA Archer Release 6.9 features. (Available only to RSA Archer customers. Pre-registration is required.) For more information about this release, please visit the RSA Archer Release 6.9 subspace on RSA Link.

When an organization provides products and services to their clients, they may become inundated with requests for information. Most of these requests come in the form of Requests for Information (RFIs) or Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from external organizations. In some cases, organization are provided with a list of requirements or questions to which they must respond. These answers are typically pulled from different areas within the responding organization and are typically managed through email inboxes, making it difficult to track the responses and ownership.

 

The RSA Archer Request & Response Tracker provides a more efficient way to manage requests and provide responses in a timely manner. It can help you document requests, import requirements, and assign ownership to gather the necessary responses. Frequently used responses can be added to a library with approval tracking for use in the future. This allows you to minimize the response cycle time.

 

With the RSA Archer Request & Response Tracker app-pack, you can:

  • Document and track requests for information, proposals, etc.
  • Import requests and assign ownership for response
  • Document and manage responses and supporting evidence 
  • Create and maintain a library of approved responses
  • Export responses using mail merge template

 

The RSA Archer Request & Response Tracker app-pack includes several useful benefits, including:

  • Consistent and repeatable automated process for managing and tracking requests for information
  • Ensure accountability and timeliness for responses through workflow automation
  • Minimize information silos within the organization

 

Interested in learning more about the RSA Archer Request & Response Tracker app-pack?

Register and join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle at 11:00 am Eastern Time on Friday, August 21 for a live demo. Free Friday Tech Huddles are only available to RSA Archer customers. If you are not yet a customer but you are interested in learning more, please contact your local representative or authorized reseller — or visit us at www.rsa.com.

 

RSA Archer Request & Response Tracker

Request Manager

 

 

RSA Archer Request & Response Tracker

Response Owner 

As more services gather more data about individuals in the course of doing business, concern grows about the problems that could arise in processing that data if it is not protected properly. Improper protection impacts the organization because the organization is responsible for securely collecting and storing the data. While good cybersecurity practices help manage privacy risks by protecting people’s information, privacy risks can also arise from how you collect, store, use, and share this information to meet your mission or business objectives, as well as how individuals interact with your products and services.

 

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) believes that organizations would be better able to address the full scope of privacy risk with tools that support better implementation of privacy protections. NIST has created the NIST Privacy Framework to help your organization identify your current privacy posture and your desired outcome. Using this framework, you can identify the gaps and develop action plans.

 

The RSA Archer NIST-Aligned Privacy Framework release 6.8 app-pack, which includes the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and utilizes the same methodology, allows you to assess both privacy and cybersecurity practices within your organization.

 

With the RSA Archer NIST-Aligned Privacy Framework app-pack, you can:

  • Create a Current Profile that indicates which privacy implementation tier is being achieved
  • Identify a Target Profile that describes the organization's desired privacy implementation tier
  • Conduct a Privacy Risk Assessment against Core activities in the NIST Privacy Framework
  • Analyze the Current Profile against the Target Profile to determine gaps
  • Implement an Action Plan to address privacy gaps
  • Conduct an assessment against the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

 

Benefits of the RSA Archer NIST-Aligned Privacy Framework app-pack include:

  • An enhanced privacy foundation built by bringing privacy risk into parity with broader enterprise risk portfolio
  • Improved protection of individual privacy and resiliency of critical infrastructure
  • Reinforcement of privacy risk management through a common language and consistent process for communicating requirements and progress
  • Ability to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements

 

Interested in learning more about the RSA Archer NIST-Aligned Privacy Framework app-pack?

Register and join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle at 11:00 am Eastern Time on Friday, August 21 for a live demo. Free Friday Tech Huddles are only available to RSA Archer customers. If you are not yet a customer but you are interested in learning more, please contact your local representative or authorized reseller — or visit us at www.rsa.com.

 

IoT Security Assessor Dashboard

RSA Archer NIST-Aligned Privacy Framework

Profile Owner Dashboard

 

RSA Archer NIST-Aligned Privacy Framework

Profile Scorecard

We're excited to share some updates. First, we have a new name - the RSA Archer Exchange - that emphasizes that our offerings, integrations and content are part of RSA Archer Suite. Second, we are simplifying the release naming convention and moving from "Release R#" to "Release Month Year," making "Release August 2020" the name for the latest Exchange release. Finally, following this release, we will begin working on a continuous release cycle. This means that we will be making RSA Archer Exchange offerings available as soon as the release activities for a particular offering have been completed.

 

With today's launch of RSA Archer Exchange Release August 2020, we're delivering new and updated offerings to help you manage security and risk. In today's environment, cybersecurity threats exploit the increased complexity and connectivity of critical infrastructure systems and NIST has developed a risk-based Cybersecurity Framework to combat these cyber risks. NIST has also introduced a Privacy Framework. We've created the new RSA Archer NIST-Aligned Privacy Framework app-pack to allow customers to streamline the workflow and assess privacy and cybersecurity to identify gaps.

 

Release August 2020 includes new integrations that enable customers to prioritize documents and manage third party information in RSA Archer. In addition, we've released the RSA Archer Multi-Record Publisher tool to help customers look for records that have been marked ready for publication, and then publish and merge multiple records at the same time.

 

This release is packed with many new partner offerings and updates to existing offerings. Here is a full list of the new and updated offerings available in Release August 2020:

 

 

  • Tools - pre-built functions enabling administrators to more easily manage their RSA Archer implementations

 

  • Integrations - pre-built data exchange configurations bringing data into and pushing data out of the RSA Archer Platform
    • Compliance.ai helps organizations prioritize documents through customized alerts and filters and integrates with the following use cases:
      • RSA Archer Issues Management
      • RSA Archer Policy Program Management
      • RSA Archer Corporate Obligations Management
    • Panorays integrates with the RSA Archer Third Party Catalog use case to synchronize cybersecurity risk, questionnaire status, and third party information and ratings between Panorays and RSA Archer.
    • RiskLens Gen 3 has been updated to leverage the new features introduced as part of the RiskLens Gen 3 platform and integrates with the following use cases:
      • RSA Archer IT Risk Management
      • RSA Archer Operational Risk Management
      • RSA Archer Top-Down Risk Assessment
      • RSA Archer Information Security Management System 
    • Tenable.sc integration with RSA Archer IT Security Vulnerabilities Program has been updated to leverage the Application Managed Output Writer for JavaScript Transporter.

 

 

For an overview of the RSA Archer Exchange Release August 2020 offerings, please join us at 11:00 am Eastern Time on Friday, August 21 for a Free Friday Tech Huddle (pre-registration required; available to customers only).

 

There is a wealth of documentation, downloads, and more on the RSA Archer Exchange on RSA Link. I recommend that you bookmark the listing of all RSA Archer Exchange offerings. And if you have new ideas for the RSA Archer Exchange, please submit them on RSA Ideas!

Each year, you impress us with the innovative, holistic and inspiring ways you successfully manage, promote and drive engagement for your risk management programs.

 

This year, we are again excited to hear your stories and to celebrate the most innovative among us. It’s my pleasure to announce that nominations for RSA Archer Summit 2020 Awards are now open, and will be until Friday, September 4, 2020.

 

Many of you deploy and utilize RSA Archer in remarkable ways to help your company or customers thrive in a world of new risk challenges.

 

We invite you to nominate your company for an RSA Archer Summit 2020 Award in one of the following categories:

  • Innovation Award: Recognizing an organization for using RSA Archer in innovative ways to build applications and integrations that support process automation, collaboration and other digital initiatives.
  • Return on Investment Award: Highlighting an organization whose investment in digital transformation and digital risk management can be measured not only in cost savings but also in efficiencies, headcount and other metrics.
  • Community Advocate Award: Acknowledging the efforts of an individual who evangelizes digital risk management, promotes RSA Link Community best practices, builds positive community relationships, and offers guidance and expertise.
  • Excellence Award: Singling out organizations that are setting the bar for implementing best-in-class integrated risk management programs.

 

The award winners will be announced at the RSA Archer Summit 2020 virtual event on October 6, 2020. Winners will receive the following:

  • A crystal trophy awarded virtually by an RSA executive, along with special VIP recognition
  • A published video case study on RSA.com and interviewed for a future RSA blog post
  • Invitations to speak at our webinar panels as well as press opportunities, as they arise

 

Thank you  RSA Archer customers and partners for participating in this annual event.  Remember: mark your calendars, your nominations are due by September 4, 2020.  And, if you haven’t done so as yet, be sure to register for the RSA Archer Summit 2020 – A Virtual Experience registration is free. Check out the Agenda at a Glance too; RSA Archer Summit 2020 information is updated often!

 

We can’t wait to review your applications- and to ‘virtually see’ you on October 6!

RSA knows risk management is a team sport, which is why we’ve made it our mission to “Inspire Everyone to Own Risk.” And these days, “everyone” includes the vendors that provide services and goods that help to support and fuel your business. To effectively to manage your third-party risk, it’s essential to foster engagement with your vendors and gain insight into their activities.

 

Launched today, the new Vendor Portal for RSA Archer Third Party Risk Management makes it easier to facilitate collaboration between business stakeholders, risk managers, and external vendors. As a feature enhancement for the Third Party Risk Management use case, Vendor Portal provides an intuitive interface for vendors to easily and securely complete assessments, upload documentation, respond to issues, and attest to performance, while minimizing the management burden for RSA Archer administrators. 

 

RSA Archer users can publish content to Vendor Portal with the click of a button. Automatic provisioning makes it easy for vendors to access the system and invite their peers to collaborate. When their work is complete, assessment or application responses are natively synchronized back into RSA Archer for review.

 

Vendor Portal is a SaaS-based feature that is compatible with RSA Archer on-premises, hosted, and SaaS implementations that are licensed for the RSA Archer Third Party Risk Management use case. Vendor Portal can be utilized for up to 50 vendors at no charge, and larger vendor quantities can also be supported at an additional charge.

 

Key features of Vendor Portal include:

  • An external interface and dashboard for secure collaboration with vendors
  • Native synchronization with RSA Archer to externally publish applications and questionnaires and retrieve responses
  • Self-service provisioning for vendor users

 

Customer benefits of Vendor Portal include:

  • More efficient engagement with vendors
  • Intuitive experience for vendors with nominal training
  • Reduced management burden for RSA Archer administrators

 

 

If you’d like a closer look at Vendor Portal, you can find more information on RSA Link. Customers are invited to join us for the upcoming Free Friday Tech Huddles (pre-registration is required):

  • July 24, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern -- Introducing Vendor Portal for RSA Archer Third Party Risk Management
  • July 31, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern -- Installing and Configuring Vendor Portal Service and Publish Custom Object

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed to encourage and enhance cardholder data security and facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally. PCI DSS provides a baseline of technical and operational requirements designed to protect account data. PCI DSS applies to all entities involved in payment card processing—including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers.

 

RSA Archer PCI Management enables organizations to streamline the compliance process, simplify stakeholder participation, and reduce overall compliance effort and cost. It allows organizations to jumpstart a PCI compliance program by conducting continuous assessments and providing visibility to manage and mitigate risk.

 

The PCI Standard Security Council (PCI SSC) released a new content set in the latest PCI DSS version 3.2.1. RSA Archer Release 6.8 includes updates to the RSA Archer PCI Management use case to leverage new content and self-assessment questionnaires (SAQs) available with PCI DSS version 3.2.1.

 

RSA Archer PCI Management guides merchants through the completion of relevant self-assessment questionnaires (SAQs). It also provides packaging and export of compliance program results and attestation articles in a properly formatted PCI Report on Compliance (RoC) for easy submission and review.

 

 

Customers can show compliance to the latest version of PCI DSS 3.2.1 by:          

  • Using the new content for PCI DSS 3.2.1 available in the Authoritative Sources, Control standards, Master Controls, Question library applications.
  • Completing the required, new PCI 3.2.1 Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). 
  • Performing a full Report on Compliance (RoC) assessment which has been updated to reflect version 3.2.1.
  • Using an update to the PCI Internal Stakeholder dashboard, which includes a new landing page iView and incorporates some of the new charting capabilities that were added in RSA Archer Release 6.7.
  • Leveraging documentation updates.

Financial controls compliance programs are an essential part of any publicly traded company.  The Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX") of 2002 set requirements for all US public companies in order to curb fraud in corporate financial reporting.  This law provides requirements to help ensure that financial information is certified and accurately reported, reducing opportunities for corporate fraud and setting severe penalties for companies that do not meet the requirements.  Many countries around the world have also adopted similar measures that mirror or closely follow SOX requirements.  

 

In RSA Archer 6.8 Release, we introduced the RSA Archer Financial Controls Monitoring use case to help customers manage their financial compliance programs in RSA Archer.  While some of the controls, processes and testing approaches that are part of financial compliance are shared with other programs, there are specific elements that are necessary to meet the guidelines of financial compliance regulations. The Financial Controls Monitoring use case is a refresh of the former RSA Archer Controls Monitoring Program Management use case.   The updates allow companies to perform the program-specific actions for a Financial Compliance program in tandem with other compliance initiatives.  This supports the common set of controls and "test-once/apply-many" approach across multiple compliance programs built on the Controls Assurance Program Management architecture implemented within RSA Archer. 

 

In addition to these architectural changes the RSA Archer Financial Controls Monitoring use case includes new applications/questionnaires and leverages features and functionality of the RSA Archer Platform that were not previously available in the former Controls Monitoring Program Management.  Capabilities of Financial Controls Monitoring have been expanded to allow for a full lifecycle of documenting, testing and updating Process Narratives, tracking the Provided/Prepared By Client ("PBC") requests and improved scoping to manage sending/communicating information with a company's External Auditors.

 

 

RSA Archer Financial Controls Monitoring provides:

  • Management of end-to-end financial compliance program for regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • Management of data requested and provided to external auditors
  • Tracking for changes and approvals of any modifications to key processes, controls and evidence utilized as part of a financial compliance program
  • Streamlining financial compliance obligations alongside other compliance programs

 

Interested in learning more about RSA Archer Financial Controls Monitoring? Join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, June 5, 2020 for a live demo. Free Friday Tech Huddles are only available to RSA Archer customers. If you are not yet a customer but you are interested in learning more, please contact your local representative or authorized reseller - or visit us at www.rsa.com.

With the increased use of IoT devices and constraints of security resources, organizations face issues with prioritization of risk and vulnerabilities. They need to focus on the appropriate security considerations to minimize risks and threats and ensure that the right security controls are in place. When organizations do not properly identify security gaps, they risk investing in unnecessary security measures.

 

Today's complex and changing security landscape makes deciding where to focus security resources a challenge for many organizations. To provide a framework to assess IoT security practices and implementation, the Security Maturity Model (SMM) was developed by the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). This framework helps organizations understand where they are as far as security is concerned and identify the gaps from where they would like to be.

Introduced to help you use the SMM framework, the RSA Archer IIC-Aligned IoT Security Maturity Assessment app-pack allows you to complete a security maturity assessment to determine your organization's current security posture and document your desired security outcome. This app-pack allows you to identify security gaps and develop action plans to reach your desired security posture while focusing on standards, guidelines, and practices that work best for your organization or implementation.

 

With the RSA Archer IIC-Aligned IoT Security Maturity Assessment app-pack, you can:

  • Create an IoT Security Risk Profile to capture security maturity assessment and results
  • Identify the scope of the maturity assessment
  • Determine current and target security maturity levels
  • Develop remediation plans to address gaps in security posture and maturity

 

The RSA Archer IIC-Aligned IoT Security Maturity Assessment app-pack includes several useful benefits, including:

  • Understanding the security posture for IoT implementations
  • Minimizing impacts to your organization through proper mitigation of security risks
  • Prioritizing security resources for IoT implementations
  • Compliance with standards and regulations through implementing appropriate security measures

 

Interested in learning more about the RSA Archer IIC-Aligned IoT Security Maturity Assessment app-pack?

Register and join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, May 29 for a live demo. Free Friday Tech Huddles are only available to RSA Archer customers. If you are not yet a customer but you are interested in learning more, please contact your local representative or authorized reseller — or visit us at www.rsa.com.

 

IoT Security Assessor Dashboard

RSA Archer IIC-Aligned IoT Security Maturity Assessment

IoT Security Assessor Dashboard

With today's launch of RSA Exchange Release R12, we are excited to share new and updated offerings to help you assess, prioritize and track your risks. The new Archer Scripts Timesheet app-pack enables RSA Archer users to enter time in a weekly view and store hours by the day for projects stored in any application within RSA Archer. Release R12 also includes the Crowe Pandemic Response app-pack that centralizes the data executives need to identify emerging risks, adapt business initiatives and care for their employees; the NTT ISMS Risk Assessment app-pack that helps you roll out and operate your ISMS and automatically define, prioritize and track risks; and the RSA Archer IIC-Aligned IoT Security Maturity Assessment app-pack that follows the Security Maturity Model framework to help you complete a security maturity assessment upon your IoT implementations to determine your current security posture and desired security outcome.

 

The release also includes two new integrations. The new AWS Security Hub integration allows you to view data from AWS Security Hub in RSA Archer to capture and prioritize security findings and generate findings from AWS accounts and services in a centralized location, perform configuration and compliance checks, and monitor AWS accounts for potential malicious activities and vulnerabilities. The Wolters Kluwer™ Insource® integration allows organizations in the insurance industry to automatically import the content directly into RSA Archer to monitor regulatory material and assess compliance impact.

This release is packed with many new partner offerings and updates to existing offerings.

 

Here is a full list of the new and updated offerings available in Release R12:

 

  • App-Packs – pre-built applications addressing adjacent or supporting Integrated Risk Management processes (e.g. niche, industry, geo-specific)
    • Archer Scripts Timesheet enables users to quickly enter time on a weekly view and integrates with records in existing RSA Archer applications.
    • ComplyTec NERC Compliance Management has been updated to improve the user experience and to add advanced workflow to the Events application, introduced the Reliability Standard Audit Worksheet mail merge template, added calculated functionality for review Frequency and Next Review Data, and a NERC Procedure Assessment and NERC Evidence Assessment questionnaires.
    • Crowe Pandemic Response aggregates external data, including government mandates, closures, virus cases and more, and correlates it with an organization’s internal data, such as employees, vendors, customers, products and facilities. This tool centralizes the data executives need to identify emerging risks, adapt business initiatives and, most importantly, care for their employees.
    • NTT ISMS Risk Assessment extends the NTT ISMS Control Assessment app-pack and helps automatically define, prioritize and track risks.
    • RSA Archer IIC-Aligned IoT Security Maturity Assessment documents security maturity assessments and action plans to address security gaps in IoT implementations.

 

  • Integrations - pre-built data exchange configurations bringing data into and pushing data out of the RSA Archer Platform
    • AWS Security Hub integration with RSA Archer IT Controls Assurance use case creates a centralized view for security and compliance posture across multiple AWS services or partner offerings.
    • Qualys Vulnerability Management integration with the RSA Archer IT Security Vulnerabilities Program use case has been updated to leverage the Application Managed Output Writer for JavaScript Transporter.
    • RiskRecon Own Enterprise Monitoring integration with RSA Archer IT Security and Vulnerabilities Program has been updated to support changes with JavaScript code and ingestion of RiskRecon Network Filtering issues.
    • RiskRecon Third Party Security Risk Monitoring integration has been updated to support changes in the JavaScript code and data feed and integrates with the following use cases:
      • RSA Archer Third Party Catalog
      • RSA Archer Third Party Engagement
      • RSA Archer Issues Management
    • SecurityScorecard integration with the RSA Archer Third Party Catalog use case has been updated to include enhanced data structures, automated data feeds, event log module, and triggered assessments and notifications.
    • Supply Wisdom integration with the RSA Archer Third Party Catalog use case has been updated to reduce the number of required on-demand applications, full integration with Supply Wisdom's API for automatic content updates, email notifications, and alert triage and tracking status. 
    • Thomson Reuters integration with the RSA Archer Corporate Obligations Management use case includes a number of updates.
    • Wolters Kluwer NILS™ Insource ® integration with the RSA Archer Corporate Obligations Management use case imports regulatory content for the insurance industry directly into RSA Archer. 

 

 

To learn more about each of these new and updated offerings, start by reviewing the Product Advisory. Also, please join me on Friday, May 29 for a Free Friday Tech Huddle for an overview of the RSA Exchange Release R12 offerings (available to customers only).

And last, but not least, there is a wealth of documentation, downloads, and more on the RSA Exchange on RSA Link.  I recommend that you bookmark the listing of all RSA Exchange offerings. And if you have new ideas for the RSA Exchange, please submit them on RSA Ideas!

In uncertain times, integrated risk management plays an even more significant role in organizations’ growth strategies. Likewise, responsibility and roles in risk management continue to extend well beyond those traditionally relegated to risk managers. Digital transformation has accelerated this transition, with a greater need for executives to have real-time visibility to risk information that helps drive critical business decisions.

 

In keeping with our vision to “Inspire Everyone to Own Risk,” RSA Archer Release 6.8 continues the evolution of the RSA Archer user experience. This release delivers new features and enhancements designed to streamline access to key data and provide a cohesive, actionable view of risk and compliance at all levels of an organization.

 

User experience enhancements in Release 6.8 include several updates to record and report headers, for greater consistency and easier access to key functions. Updated navigation options provide more usable space on-screen and enable users to easily view and edit recent records. Release 6.8 also includes a number of enhancements to improve search and reporting functions. Users can set a numerical limit or percentage for returned search records for regular, non-statistical searches, and date-based filters can be created without the need to navigate away from the page.

 

Administration enhancements in Release 6.8 include a new user interface for Data Gateway that supports the configuration of connectors to external systems and provides real-time visibility into external data sets. We’ve also introduced native SAML 2.0 support for single sign-on (SSO). This new SSO mode allows RSA Archer to natively process responses from any identity provider that supports SAML 2.0, as well as create and authenticate RSA Archer users directly based on their SAML identity. In addition, new Job Monitor capabilities in this release for RSA Archer SaaS and on-premises environments allow authorized users and administrators to view, sort, group, and filter information about data feed jobs.

 

We’ve also introduced the RSA Archer Financial Controls Monitoring use case, which replaces the Controls Monitoring Program Management use case. The Financial Controls Monitoring use case includes new applications, questionnaires, roles, and dashboards to assess and report on the performance of financial controls across all enterprise asset levels. These and other enhancements enable management of multiple financial compliance projects as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or similar financial regulations, as well as associated functions such as Provided By Client (PBC) lists, process narratives, and operating tests.

 

These are just some of the highlights of RSA Archer Release 6.8. You can get more information on the Release 6.8 subspace on RSA Link, and we invite customers to join us for upcoming Free Friday Tech Huddles for demonstrations and details of these and other features.

Mobile technology has become a business staple. Today’s workforce expects ubiquitous services, productivity and speed. RSA continues to work to provide customers mobile technology to quickly and efficiently complete risk management tasks anytime and anywhere.

 

Today, we are pleased to announce availability of the new RSA Archer Mobile app for iOS and Android. This new app is the next step in our mission to bring the power of RSA Archer and its data to users, where they are and in the form they want. With RSA Archer Mobile, business users can view and complete Advanced Workflow tasks assigned to them, easily edit a record, and provide additional information or comments.

 

The RSA Archer Mobile app is available to all RSA Archer customers running RSA Archer Release 6.7 or above. The app supports iOS versions 11, 12 and 13 and Android versions 7, 8, 9, and 10. To enable business users to use the app, RSA Archer admins will need to configure Advanced Workflow-enabled apps for mobile use.

 

iOS Task ListAndroid field optionsiOS Record Page

 

We are very excited to release this initial version of our native app as an addition to our other iOS apps, RSA Archer Assessments Mobile and RSA Archer Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery. But this is just the beginning of our mobility strategy to make users future ready and even more productive, anytime and anywhere. Stay tuned!

 

For more information on the new RSA Archer Mobile app, we invite you to register and join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on April 24 for a live demo. Free Friday Tech Huddles are only available to RSA Archer customers. You can also learn more about RSA Archer mobile apps on RSA Link. If you are not yet a customer but you are interested in learning more, please contact your local representative or authorized reseller — or visit us at www.rsa.com.

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