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Understanding how new regulations and standards impact your business is critical in order to reduce the risk of regulatory fines and ensure compliance of your organization. Unfortunately, the process is typically tedious, time consuming, and varies wildly depending on available resources.

 

When a new regulation is introduced, an analyst must read the new regulation and use past experience and knowledge of the organization’s internal controls and how they map to similar regulations to map controls to the requirements. In other words, this takes a lot of organizational knowledge and expertise to be done well -- and even then, it’s a spreadsheet exercise that’s a lot of copying and pasting.  While the analyst will get better at this task over time, their knowledge is lost when they move on from this position and new personnel will essentially be starting over.

 

If this were just an occasional task, this approach might be ok. But the regulatory burden for organizations has continued to grow at an increased pace over the past 20 years. Additionally, companies are making changes in their business -- geographical expansion, the addition of new kinds of business, or a digital transformation -- that open them up to new regulatory burdens..


To make this process more efficient and accurate, RSA has introduced the RSA Archer Regulatory Content Analysis use case. Utilizing machine learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP), Regulatory Content Analysis provides analysis of how you have demonstrated compliance with previous regulations by looking at the Controls in place for the requirements defined in them. Utilizing this library of information, the Regulatory Content Analysis algorithm provides you with personalized regulatory analysis, suggesting control matches for the new regulation. It also shows you analogous requirements from existing regulations to help analysts understand the similarities. All of this information is displayed in an intuitive interface that assists analysts through mapping and makes the entire process more efficient and more consistent.

 

RSA Archer Regulatory Content Analysis provides:

  • Automatically suggested controls for new regulations based on your compliance program
  • Natural language processing and machine learning to process and analyze text-based regulations
  • Highlights of similar new and existing regulations for analyst reference
  • Manually matching of content utilizing advanced search and mapping features

 

The RSA Archer Regulatory Content Analysis use case can be utilized with the RSA Archer Policy Program Management use case to demonstrate the effectiveness of the organizational controls you have in place. This combination delivers a complete solution for managing your compliance to the broad and changing landscape of regulations applicable to your organization.

Interested in learning more about RSA Archer Regulatory Content Analysis? Join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, September 27 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.

Complaints are inevitable for any organization.  Complaints management is required by various regulations and standards, including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in the United States and the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) in Canada, just to name a couple.  If not managed correctly, tracking complaints can be difficult and not resolved in a timely manner, which can result in risk to your organization.  Some of these risks include reputational damage or financial impacts to your organization.  Regulations and standards require organizations to adhere to their guidelines on how to handle the complaints, deal with them in a timely manner and report that information back to the governing body.  

 

On August 20th, the RSA Exchange introduced a new offering to help you minimize the risk of impact from complaints, internal and external to your organization.  With the RSA Archer Complaints Tracking app-pack, you can have a consistent and repeatable process for tracking and managing complaints so you can minimize dissatisfaction from employees and customers while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements in regards to how complaints are handled and how long it takes to resolve the complaints.  

 

RSA Archer Complaints Tracking allows you to:

  • Document complaints internal and external to the organization
  • Conduct an Investigation to determine impacts to the organization
  • Document findings and determine a course of action for resolution
  • Monitor complaint resolution and satisfaction
  • Report complaints for regulatory requirements

 

In addition, the RSA Archer Complaints Tracking app-pack can be utilized with the RSA Archer Speak Up app-pack to allow the ability to submit complaints anonymously to support whistle blower regulatory requirements.  To learn more about the RSA Archer Speak Up app-pack, please visit RSA Archer Speak Up on the RSA Exchange. 

 

Interested in learning more about the RSA Archer Complaints Tracking app-pack? Join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, August 23, 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 Complaints Tracking

Complaint Owner Dashboard

Conflicts of interest exist in the commercial world and cannot be avoided.  Every organization conducts business with another organization or individuals.  We must understand and identify conflicts of interest and the importance of managing those conflicts of interest.  Conflicts of interest arise when an individual or organization has a competing obligation, personal or financial interest, with the individual or organization in which they are conducting business with.  Examples of relational private or personal interests include, but are not limited to, family and other relatives and personal relationships in the workplace, board or industry association memberships, investments and shareholders, secondary employment, personal relationships with suppliers, third parties, and vendors.  In addition, monetary conflicts of interest include gifts and hospitality, which are not addressed with this offering.  However, it is addressed using the RSA Archer Gift Registration app-pack.  For more information on how to manage conflicts of interest regarding gifts, entertainment, and charitable donations, visit RSA Archer Gift Registration on the RSA Exchange.  

 

Failure to manage conflicts of interest can have negative consequences for your organization.  If these conflicts of interest are not identified and mitigated properly, it could put your organization at risk which could result in reputational damage, non-compliance with regulatory requirements, and even, financial loss.

 

On August 20th, the RSA Exchange introduced a new offering to help you address conflicts of interest in your organization.  With the RSA Archer Conflicts of Interest Management app-pack, you can have a consistent and repeatable process for identifying and managing relationships internal and external to the organization while understanding the risks that may occur from those relationships and be able to mitigate and prioritize those risks.

 

RSA Archer Conflict of Interest Management allows you to:

  • Create a Conflict of Interest Profile identifying conflicts of interest within the organization
  • Conduct an Assessment to determine risks and impacts regarding conflicts of interest
  • Document findings and determine a course of action to remediate conflicts of interest
  • Monitor conflicts of interest to minimize risks

 

Interested in learning more about the RSA Archer Conflict of Interest Management app-pack? Join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, August 23, 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 Conflicts of Interest Management

Conflict of Interest Owner Dashboard

Today, we’re pleased to announce availability of the RSA Exchange Release R9. Today also marks the 2nd anniversary for the RSA Exchange.  Let’s recap:

  • 2 years
  • 9 releases
  • 215+ offerings
  • 11 RSA Exchange Technology Partner offerings
  • 20 app-packs
  • 9 tools & utilities
  • 66 integrations
  • 120+ content offerings

The RSA Exchange is seeing amazing momentum, increasing our offering count with a release every quarter! We're so excited to share new app-packs, integrations, content, and much more to help you expand your journey with Integrated Risk Management (IRM).  

 

The RSA Exchange Release R9 continues to expand on our last release by adding another use case to support conflicts of interest.  In the RSA Exchange Release R8, we launched an offering to manage gifts, entertainment expenses, and charitable donations.  With this release, we expanded the conflicts of interest use case by developing an offering to manage conflicts of interest as it pertains to relationships internal and external to the organization.  In addition, we added another offering to manage complaints internal and external to the organization, while supporting whistle blower capabilities using the previously released RSA Archer Speak Up offering.

 

We have made lots of updates to existing content and integrations while continuing to add new content and integrations.  We previously released an integration with RiskRecon to help you monitor third party security risks within your organization.  With the RSA Exchange R9 release, you can now monitor your own company with the RiskRecon Own Enterprise Risk Monitoring integration.

 

Here is a full list of the new and updated offerings available in Release R9.

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about what Release R9 has to offer, start by reviewing the product advisory to learn a bit more about each of the new and updated offerings.  Don't forget to check out our Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, August 23 for an overview of the RSA Exchange Release R9 offerings. I'll be providing a demonstration of the new RSA Archer Complaints Tracking and RSA Archer Conflict of Interest Management app-packs.

 

Lastly, 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 send them our way on RSA Ideas!  Also, don't forget to visit us at RSA Charge at the RSA Exchange booth to learn more about all our offerings to date! 

Last year about this time, I reported that Gartner had named Dell / RSA Archer a Leader in its inaugural Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management. It has happened again! For the second consecutive year, Gartner positioned Dell Technologies (RSA) as a Leader in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management Solutions. We believe this positioning speaks to the strengths of the RSA Archer® Suite in addressing today’s complex and fast-moving digital risks.

 

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 A Big Thank You to Our Customers!

Participation in these analyst evaluations requires a significant commitment of time and resources, and we could not have achieved this Leader position without the support of our customers acting as references in Gartner’s evaluation. Our sincere thanks to all of you that have acted as a reference on our behalf.

 

I look forward to seeing you all at RSA Charge in September to celebrate in person!

 

Magic Quadrant for Integrated Risk Management; Published: 15 July 2019; Analyst(s):Brian Reed,  Jie Zhang

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.
 

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

I am happy to share that for the fourth time, RSA has been positioned as a Leader in the just-published Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) for IT Risk Management (ITRM) Solutions

 

The field for this year’s Gartner MQ for ITRM is comprised of ten vendors. Based on Gartner analysts’ evaluation of RSA Archer Release 6.5, which included an in-depth questionnaire, product demonstration, and interviews with RSA Archer customers, Dell Technologies / RSA was positioned highest in "Ability to Execute.”

 

 

We would like to sincerely thank our customers for sharing with Gartner their valuable insights and experiences using RSA Archer solutions. Our customers and community of users are truly what continues to make RSA Archer great!

 

The Garter MQ for ITRM is the first of four Gartner MQs this year that will include RSA Archer, including MQ reports for Integrated Risk Management and Business Continuity Management Planning in the coming months, as well as IT Vendor Risk Management Tools later this year.

 

If you are just beginning to explore IT risk management, or if you are already managing a successful integrated risk management program, we encourage you to read the full report.

 

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 Dell Technologies.

(Authored by Steve Schlarman, Portfolio Strategist, RSA)

It was Mark’s big shot. He finally had a meeting with Sharon, the CIO. Her schedule was so busy it was legendary, and for her to spend time with a risk analyst was a clear indicator she recognized the new challenges facing their company. Although he only had 15 minutes, Mark was prepared  – notepad at the ready, brimming with nervous energy. After some brief chit chat, he got down to business – ready to drill into a conversation about their company’s biggest obstacles; the most impactful concerns; the top of mind issues; the coup de grace that could spell disaster for the organization. He took a deep breath and went to his big money question… ‘So, what keeps you up at night? What are you worried about?’ 

Sharon beamed. She spun around to her whiteboard and spewed a litany of projects fueling their company’s digital transformation – an IoT project, SalesForce.com implementation, a massive VMWare migration and their hybrid cloud, the new employee work-at-home program, the impending customer mobile portal…

While that question got Sharon started, let’s think about this a bit differently.

With all the benefits the new digital world offers, there are a host of risks that must be managed. The major areas of risk remain the ‘usual suspects,’ such as security, compliance, resiliency, inherited risks from third parties and operational risk. However, digital business amplifies uncertainty for organizations today.  For example:

  • Digital business, by its very nature, increases the threat of cyber incidents and risks around your intellectual property and customer data.
  • The expanded connectivity and expectations of the ‘always on’ business stresses the importance of resiliency.
  • Business has evolved into an ecosystem of internal and external services and processes leading to a complex web of ‘inherited’ risks.
  • The disappearing perimeter and digital workforce is challenging how organizations engage their customers and employees.

Factors such as these are why digital initiatives are forcing organizations to rethink and increasingly integrate their risk and security strategies. 

The objective for today’s risk professional is not just about defending against the bad. Just like Mark discussing the parade of initiatives with Sharon that clearly impact their company’s future, you must be ready to help usher in a new age of digital operations. Merely riding the buzzword wave – IoT, social media, big data analytics, augmented reality... – is not enough. 

You must look at opportunities to enable innovation in your business while building trust with your customers and throughout your enterprise. Your business must be comfortable embracing risk and aggressively pursuing market opportunities offered by new technology. To do that, risk associated with the use of emerging or disruptive technology in transforming traditional business processes needs to be identified and assessed in the context of fueling innovation. You also must keep focus on the negative side of risk. Your business today demands an open, yet controlled, blend of traditional and emerging business tactics. You must help manage the ongoing risk as these transformed business operations are absorbed into the organization fully, i.e., the new model becomes the normal model of doing business.

Risk is, by definition, uncertainty. Everyone is concerned about uncertainty in today’s world. However, if we go back to the simple equation (risk = likelihood * impact), risk should be something we can dissect, understand, and maybe even calculate. While you are helping your organization embrace the advantages (positive risk) of technologies like IoT, data analytics, machine learning, and other emerging digital enablers, the volatile, hyperconnected nature of digital business amplifies the negative side of risk. It is anxiety about the unknown that leads us into that executive conversation, but it shouldn’t lead to worry.

Worry is about fear. Your executives shouldn’t be afraid in today’s world. They should have informed concerns. And you – as the security or risk person in the room – should be feeding insights to raise their visibility of the likelihood of events and diminish their distress on the negative impacts. Risk is part of riding the waves of business opportunities.

Risk is not something you should WORRY about... it is something you should ACT on.

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To learn more about digital risk management, click on our new Solutions Banners located in the right-hand column of each RSA product page: Third Party Risk, Cloud Transformation, Dynamic Workforce, and Cyber Attack Risk.

Many organizations establish policies to provide guidance regarding conflicts of interest when conducting business with outside organizations. A conflict of interest may occur when you have a personal or financial interest with the company or person you are conducting business with. As a part of managing conflicts of interest, it is important to manage and monitor the acceptance of gifts from both parties.  

 

Gifts, entertainment expenses, and charitable donations are used frequently to build and maintain good relationships between your organization and the companies you do business with. However, if not managed properly, conflicts of interest can impact judgement and the business relationship. Most organizations implement some form of anti-bribery or conflict of interest policy to ensure employees are conducting business in an honest and ethical manner when contemplating or entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit one party over the other. It is crucial to ensure that any gifts, entertainment expenses, or charitable donations are within the company's policies and do not pose a conflict of interest to protect the relationships between partners, customers, vendors, and anyone else you conduct business with.

 

On May 21st, the RSA Exchange introduced a new offering to help you address your organization's requirements for gift registration.  The RSA Archer Gift Registration app-pack helps monitor the risks against violations of conflict of interest with regards to gifts, entertainment expenses and charitable donations. In doing so, you can identify requests over the organization's threshold and manage the exceptions to identify areas with potential conflicts of interest and address the issue.

 

RSA Archer Gift Registration allows you to:

  • Track gifts, entertainment expenses, and charitable donations
  • Identify and manage non-compliant expenses
  • Manage and report exceptions for approved expenses outside of the organization’s threshold
  • Provide visibility into the status of the requests

 

Interested in learning more about the RSA Archer Gift Registration app-pack? Join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, May 31, 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 Gift Registration Dashboard

Strategies drive the overall direction of a company; therefore, one of the top priorities for every organization is to ensure strategies are executed according as planned and in a timely manner. Understanding and preparing for risks that pose a threat to your organization's strategy execution is crucial. To aid in successful strategy execution, you must implement a process to identify, assess, and mitigate any strategic risks that may impact your organization's strategy.  Some of these risks include but are not limited to:   

  • Shifts in consumer demand and preferences
  • Legal and regulatory change
  • Competitive pressure
  • Merger integration
  • Technological changes
  • Senior management turnover
  • Stakeholder pressure

 

Proper strategy execution requires prioritization of the strategic risks. With the RSA Archer Strategic Risk Management app-pack, your organization will find comfort in a consistent and repeatable process for identifying and mitigating strategic risks, while understanding the level of preparedness against risks that impact your organization's strategies, minimizing the risks for successful strategy execution.

 

This new app-pack helps you get the most from both the Risk Catalog and the Strategic Planning app-pack. With the RSA Archer Strategic Risk Management you can relate the strategic risks to the strategies defined in the RSA Archer Strategic Planning app-pack to get a holistic view of your organization's strategies and how the strategic risks impact the organization. In addition, the existing Risk Catalog lets you build an inventory of your risks, from the enterprise level down to the operational level through the Risk Register. It allows you to roll-up individual risks into macro-levels for analysis and reporting at the most relevant level. With the addition of the RSA Archer Strategic Risk Management app-pack, you now have another layer of analysis available to you. Once you have identified risks in your hierarchy that tie back to Strategic Risks, you can track them together in the new app-pack while still maintaining the hierarchical structure in the Risk Catalog. That way, you have insights both on how individual risks roll-up throughout the organization AND on how each risk can influence the strategic risks.

 

RSA Archer Strategic Risk Management allows you to:

  • Identify strategic risks within the organization
  • Relate strategic risks to organizational strategies
  • Conduct a Strategic Risk Assessment to determine risks, impacts, and level of preparedness
  • Implement Action Plans to remediate strategic risks outside of the organization’s tolerance levels
  • Monitor strategic risks to identify opportunities to mitigate risks 

 

Interested in learning more about the RSA Archer Strategic Risk Management app-pack? Join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, May 31, 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 Strategic Risk Management

Strategic Risk Manager Dashboard

Wouldn’t it be great if the size and resources of your third-party risk management team actually kept pace with your growing number of third parties? Hey, it never hurts to dream. But in case that dream never becomes a reality, RSA Archer has got your back.

 

Third-party relationships aren’t just growing in number and complexity -- they’re also growing in their potential impact to your business. As innovative companies lean into digital transformation, they’re increasingly leveraging third parties to host new infrastructure, improve customer experiences, and fuel digital-native products. So as our reliance on third parties grows, we have to ask ourselves how our risk management can work better, smarter, and faster.

 

Third-party risk management has traditionally been limited to questionnaires. These assessments remain important today, but they leave several gaps in effective risk management. First, they only tell you the risk at the "point in time" the assessment is conducted. Second, they only tell you what the third party knows and wants you to hear. They do nothing to illuminate security gaps that a vendor isn’t aware of. They tell you which controls are in place, but leave you with no assurance that those controls are operating effectively. And lastly, they’re just downright time-consuming for everyone involved, from respondents to reviewers. In a world where third parties are critical to bringing new products to market, that means hindering the pace of progress for the entire business.  

 

So how can we do risk better? The key is to maximize efficiency and minimize risk. Doing that means focusing on protecting value at risk. This requires having context for what matters to the business and where the value lies. But it’s not enough to just identify risk. Effective risk management also requires action.

 

That’s why we’re so excited to announce the new RSA Archer Third Party Security Risk Monitoring use case. While questionnaires and risk rating services alone only provide a partial view of risk, RSA Archer now enables you to build the complete picture. This new RSA Archer use case brings together business context, technical valuation powered by machine learning, objective verification of operating effectiveness, and actionable workflow to provide the most efficient, effective approach to risk management.

 

With both questionnaire-based assessments and new continuous monitoring of a third party’s internet presence, you can focus on how risk is actually implemented and operated. Prioritizing actions based on inherent business risk, asset value, and known defficiencies keeps you focused on what matters most. RSA Archer’s powerful workflow engine then ensures that the most critical issues get triaged both internally and externally for immediate response. As part of the broader RSA Archer platform for integrated risk management (IRM), you can also maximize the business value of your risk management program by providing a single place to share third party risk dashboards with stakeholders from the first line of defense, compliance, business resiliency, information security, and more.

 

Interested in taking your third-party risk program to the next level? Join us on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM Eastern for our webinar, "Third Party Risk Management: Making Sense of Your Vendor Data." To sign up, register here. Learn more about the new RSA Archer Third Party Security Risk Monitoring use case and be sure to join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on June 14, 2019.

With today’s launch of RSA Exchange Release R8, we’re excited to bring you new offerings that can help you in continuing to advance in your integrated risk management (IRM) journey.

 

One RSA objective for this year is delivering advanced IRM capabilities to help your organization achieve greater visibility and insights. RSA Exchange Release R8 is one of our largest releases to date and brings to market new capabilities in managing tax risk and strategic risk, as well as managing your organization’s conflict of interest policies with gift registration. In addition, 13 new and updated integrations offer enhanced insight from industry-leading software providers, and 6 new authoritative sources can help widen your view of risk.

 

The RiskRecon integration has been updated to optimize the new RSA Archer Third Party Security Risk Monitoring use case, which is now generally available.

 

Here is a full list of the new and updated offerings available in Release R8.

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many new capabilities available in Release R8, and I know it can be overwhelming.  My suggestion is to start by reviewing the product advisory to learn a bit more about each of the new and updated offerings.

 

Next, I invite you to join me for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, May 31 for an overview of the RSA Exchange Release R8 offerings. Christine Tran will also provide a demonstration of the new RSA Archer Strategic Risk Management and RSA Archer Gift Registration app-packs.

 

Lastly, 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 send them our way on RSA Ideas

Let's talk about entropy. No, I'm serious, we have to talk about it. Entropy is the natural tendency for things to become less organized over time, a natural decay of order and planning that creates chaos and uncertainty. And it is a natural tendency. As the work piles up, the new tasks, the urgent tasks will replace the mundane and old tasks at the top of your conscious mind. They have not become less important, they just are a victim of entropy.

 

I fight against entropy all the time, we all do. We try to create order and structure through a calendar, a to do list, reminders… Anything can become a tool in the fight against entropy. And that does bring us to a new feature in Archer 6.6, the automated metrics update.

 

Metrics are a great tool to monitor data, whether is it performance, risk or control data. It can give you a quick snapshot of a situation, it can give you early warning if something is not quite right, it can be used for trending, it has a lot of uses. The issue is that what you get from your metrics program is what you put in. If your metrics are not updated on a regular basis then you won't get anything of value out of them. Entropy is fighting against you, who will remember to go in an update a key indicator when there are ten new tasks to perform?

 

That is why we leveraged the new rules based enrollment feature in Advanced Workflow to implement an automatic upgrade of key indicators. Based on the update frequency and the last update date, metrics that are past their due update date are now going to be automatically enrolled in a workflow. The metric users will receive a notification, and have a task created for them to update their outstanding metrics. It’s a simple one step process that will ensure the key indicators stay up to date.

 

The end result is that since metrics will be more reliably up to date, all the information you use them for, dashboard, reports, trends, alerts will also be more up to date and reliable. So will the metrics you decide to feature on a dashboard through the new featured metric feature. The insights you will get from them will be better and timelier. And your fight against entropy will be made easier since there will be no need to chase metrics owners down to get them to update their data.

 

Now, this is only one illustration of how the new rules based enrollment workflow feature can be used, I am impatient to see what you will actually use it for. What do you think will be the first workflow you build using this?

Available beginning today, RSA Archer Release 6.6 represents our next step forward in creating a next-generation user experience that brings the power of RSA Archer to an evolving user base, where they are, with the context they need, and in the format they want.

 

With this release, we’ve focused on continuing to elevate the user experience with RSA Archer, with user interface, usability, and accessibility updates that support the growing scope and importance of risk and compliance at all levels of our customers’ organizations. Release 6.6 includes a number of improvements to key features of the main navigation, dashboards, and records pages for a more modern look and feel and enhanced functionality.

 

Other enhancements to the RSA Archer Platform include search and reporting improvements for easier and faster analysis. A new “Refine By” pane on the search results page – similar to what you would see in the left column on Amazon.com -- makes it easy to slice and dice initial search results by clicking attributes to filter the results without leaving the results page. Users can also add, remove, and reorder display fields directly from the search results page, for more efficient modifications to search results. To enable faster navigation and search, Global Search now provides search suggestions that appear in real-time as text is entered to enable faster navigation, and prioritizes content that matches the Key Field, Tracking ID, or both.

 

Release 6.6 includes workflow management enhancements for greater efficiency, including while on the move. As one of the customer-voted “Top 10” features on RSA Ideas, the new Advanced Workflow Actions by Email capability enables users to quickly and easily complete workflow actions, such as approving or rejecting a record, via email without the need to log in to RSA Archer. The release also includes performance improvements to optimize management of data at scale, support for an Application Managed Output Writer for JavaScript Transporter to enable more data in a single data feed, and removal of inactive jobs to reduce the job engine load.

 

RSA Archer Release 6.6 also includes updates for several use cases:

  • RSA Archer Key Indicator Management use case updates enable past due active metrics or metrics that do not have recorded results to be automatically enrolled into workflow. Metric owners are notified that action is required and can then determine the appropriate remediation actions for the metric.
  • RSA Archer Corporate Obligations Management and RSA Archer IT Regulatory Management use cases have been updated to remove pre-configured data feeds from the use case package, allowing customers to customize configuration based on their regulatory requirements. Data feeds are now available from the RSA Exchange on RSA Link.
  • RSA Archer Enterprise Catalog is a new package designed to simplify the process of updating releases by aggregating shared applications across multiple use cases.

 

Last, but certainly not least, for our global customers, RSA Archer Release 6.6 includes localization for the eight languages supported by RSA Archer. We’re very pleased to be able to provide localization with general availability for the first time with RSA Archer Release 6.6. Customers can immediately download RSA Archer in their language of preference, and translated documentation is also available.

 

For more details on RSA Archer Release 6.6 features and functionality, RSA Archer customers can review the product advisory. Customers are invited to join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, May 3. You can also read the blog series and check out the documentation available on the RSA Archer Release 6.6 subspace on RSA Link.

 

If you haven’t yet upgraded to 6.x to take advantage of these and other great features, please reach out to your account representative. You don’t know how much you’re missing!

 

Stay tuned for even more great things coming soon for the RSA Archer Suite.

In the RSA Exchange R6 release, we introduced the RSA Archer Speak Up app-pack which empowers your first line of defense to Speak Up regarding concerns in the form of ideas, issues, or complaints.  Using the RSA Archer Speak Up app-pack, your employees don't have to worry about how to classify the information or where to submit it and you can receive insights from your organization to improve the business.

 

In our most recent release of the RSA Exchange R7, we updated the RSA Archer Speak Up app-pack to allow capability for anonymous submissions.  Information can now be submitted anonymously to protect the identification of whistleblowers and management can solely focus on the issues at hand.

 

With the RSA Archer Speak Up App-Pack, you can:

  • Empower users within your organization to speak up regarding the business
  • Provide ownership and accountability for information reported
  • Employ a consistent governance process for reporting information
  • Be informed of organizational risks related to Speak Up requests
  • Inspire everyone to own risk

 

Interested in learning more about the RSA Archer Speak Up app-pack? Join us for a Free Friday Tech Huddle on Friday, April 12 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.

 

This is not an April Fools’ Day joke – RSA Charge registration fees go up from $595 to $995 on April 2. Trust us, you will not want to miss this year’s Charge event. REGISTER TODAY!

 

RSA Charge 2019 will provide you a place to discover game-changing business-driven security solutions to meet today’s greatest business challenges. Attendees will explore best practices and have opportunities to problem-solve and discuss ideas for product and service innovation to increase productivity. From customer case studies to training as well as one-on-one consultations and motivating keynotes, this year’s conference has something for everyone!

 

RSA Charge 2019 will deliver a host of new content and exciting opportunities through:

Customer-led case studies and hands-on workshops to share trends and issues specific to your industry

Thought-provoking keynote presentations that provides insights on RSA’s products, solutions and customer successes

Partner Expo highlights solutions that are driving high-impact business benefits using RSA’s solutions

Unparalleled Networking invites you to exchange ideas with your peers and RSA experts and save – early bird rates are $595 and available through April 1, 2019, then the regular registration price kicks in at $995. The RSA Charge 2019 website should be your go-to destination for all ‘Charge’ information - Call for Speakers, Agendas at a Glance, Full Agendas and speakers, Keynotes, and so much more.

 

RSA Charge 2019 will be in Orlando from September 16-19, 2019 @ Walt Disney World Dolphin & Swan Hotel, Orlando. 

 

REGISTER before April 2, save $400 and check out the RSA Charge 2019 website for continual updates like the one below:

 

Just Added: Looking for pre-conference training? Due to RSA Charge starting on a Monday and being on the Disney grounds, RSA has decided not to offer any pre-conference training this year but instead offer a whole RSA University track dedicated to your favorite training topics at no extra cost. That’s right, no additional cost!

 

There will also be RSAU representatives, onsite to talk shop and answer any and all of your questions, just another reason to attend RSA Charge 2019. We look forward to seeing you all in Orlando.

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