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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!

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