JULY 2020: RSA Archer Community News Update

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New: Vendor Portal for RSA Archer Third Party Risk Management, Upcoming Webinars & Replays, User Groups, Working Groups, Roadmap Session meetings, RSA University course schedule through December, plus two Master Class offerings, Events, and more all in the July News Update!

 

RSA ANNOUNCES NEW VENDOR PORTAL FOR RSA ARCHER THIRD PARTY RISK MANAGEMENT

 A feature enhancement for the Third Party Risk Management use case, Vendor Portal for RSA Archer Third Party Risk Management 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. 

 

Vendor Portal is a SaaS-based feature that is compatible with RSA Archer on-premises, hosted, and SaaS implementations 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

 

If you’d like a closer look at Vendor Portal, you can find more information on RSA Link including Vendor Portal FAQ, Vendor Portal and Vendor Service Release Notes, and Vendor Portal Service Guide, plus the blog, “New Vendor Portal for RSA Archer Third Party Risk Management Delivers  Easy, Efficient Collaboration with Vendors,” authored by Emily Shipman, RSA.

 

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

 

RSA ARCHER MOBILE APPS ‘ON THE GO’: RSA ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF RSA ARCHER MOBILE APP RELEASE 1.2 FOR iOS AND ANDROID DEVICES 

RSA Archer Mobile App Release 1.2 provides an update containing a number of enhancements and fixes. Enhancements include:

The Cross-reference field type is now available for selection or to view on the mobile app.

The Attachment field type can now be added and removed on the mobile app.

 

As background, now RSA Archer customers, partners and employees can access several mobile RSA Archer applications designed to empower users to leverage features on the go. We encourage to check them out!

 

The RSA Archer Mobile Applications include:

  • NEW: RSA Archer Mobile (iOS and Android)
  • RSA Archer Assessments Mobile (iOS)
  • RSA Archer Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (iOS)

 

To learn more, please visit the RSA Archer Mobile App page and the Product Advisory on RSA Link.

 

Additional Apps:

RSA Archer SaaS and Crowe Pandemic Response AppFREE Trial Offer

Quickly address pandemic-related issues to help protect your employees, your customers, and your organization (read RSA Archer SaaS offering article below for more information)

 

Konexus Mobile AppMobilize RSA Archer

Get insights on recent implementations with RSA Archer

 

RSA ARCHER SaaS

Leverage the power and scalability of the cloud to help address your business risk and global compliance challenges

 RSA Archer SaaS is a new offering and is completely different than the current hosted deployment option for RSA Archer. With the hosted deployment option for RSA Archer, customers own their own software and RSA provides hosting as a service to these customers. Hosted customers can license their software as either a term or perpetual license or decide to move to an on-premise deployment.  The new RSA Archer SaaS offering is a pay as you go subscription service (minimum contracts can be mandated).

 

On-premises deployments of RSA Archer will continue to be available for existing and prospective customers.

 

RSA Archer Hosting Services will continue to be available for customers who currently have a hosted deployment of RSA Archer, in accordance with existing licensing agreements.

 

With RSA Archer SaaS, customers can leverage the power and scalability of the cloud to help address their business risk and global compliance challenges.

 

Key Features

  • Increased cadence of innovation, improvement, and updates to the RSA Archer Suite
  • Provides the same solution and feature set available in RSA Archer on-premise
  • Prescriptive IRM solution options for customers
  • Enhanced security, performance, and scalability
  • Embedded Customer Success Program
  • Single sign-on
  • Global AWS data centers

 

Key Benefits

  • Time to value – stand up solution in days/hours
  • Flexibility and scalability to support growing integrated risk management (IRM) needs
  • Immediate access to the latest releases and functionality
  • Lower total cost of ownership for customers
  • Global datacenters: U.S., EMEA, Australia
  • Removes operational burden and expenditures for capital hardware and ongoing IT-related activities
  • Mission-critical resiliency and committed SLA

 

For more information about RSA Archer SaaS, please contact your RSA account representative.

 

Read the Blog: “RSA Archer SaaS – What It Is and What It Means to Youand, “What’s New for RSA Archer Saas? authored by Brian Schaefer, RSA

  

RSA ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF RSA ARCHER RELEASE 6.8 PATCH 2, AND RSA ARCHER RELEASE 6.7 PATCH 7

 Both Patch Releases contain a number of fixes to the RSA Archer platform. For Release 6.8 Patch 2, read the Release Notes for more information.

 

For RSA Archer Release 6.7 Patch 7, read the Release Notes for more information.

  

ATTN: RSA ARCHER SUITE JOBS LOSING SCHEDULES

(in case you missed this announcement on June 29)

In early 2020, Microsoft released a security operations defect patch that is impacting RSA Archer jobs. The result of the patch causes a job to drop its schedule within the RSA Archer Platform. This issue impacts all versions of the RSA Archer Suite.

 

A resolution to this issue is available and documented on the RSA Archer Knowledge Base:   000038982 - Jobs losing schedules in RSA Archer.  

 

EVENTS…EVENTS…EVENTS…EVENTS…

 

RSA ARCHER SUMMIT 2020 VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE: SETTING REGISTRATION RECORDS - DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

 Based on your feedback, and in light of the ongoing risks of the pandemic and our desire to put your safety first and foremost, we are pleased to announce the upcoming RSA Archer Summit 2020 Virtual Experience which replaces RSA Charge 2020 this year.

 

Though we are in unprecedented times, the RSA Archer team has come up with an event unlike any we have hosted before. For the first time, RSA Archer customers, partners, employees and prospects we be able to participate and engage in the RSA Archer Summit in innovative ways based on your time zone – from sunrise to sunset, and from the comforts of your home or office.

 

RSA Archer Summit 2020 Virtual Experience will begin on October 6 at 9:00 am AEST time (7:00 pm EST, Oct. 5) and continue around the clock, until it’s conclusion on October 6 at 3:30 pm EST.

 

And, we’ve kept the best for last: registration is free! Though it may be at no cost to you, you can still expect the same high level of inspiring keynotes, customer insights, interactive breakout sessions, and new product and technical innovations – all designed to help you navigate the changing risk landscape across the globe. There will also be plenty of ‘fun’ activities in each time zone and new opportunities to network across the entire Archer family from APJ to EMEA and of course, the US during any or all of the 14+ hours of RSA Archer Summit 2020 Virtual Experience. Your registration will allow you to come in and out of the sessions as your schedules permit.

 

Another first: Presentations will also be ‘recorded’ – the first time in more than 6 years and posted to RSA Link.

 

Check out the Agenda at a Glance and be sure to REGISTER today. The world of RSA Archer is open to you in ways that will amaze. We know you are ready to participate in this one-of-a- kind virtual experience!

 

RSA ARCHER VIRTUAL ROADMAP SESSION – AUGUST 12

 The RSA Archer August 12 registration link is available now. Registration links through December 2020 are also available to make it easier to plan your attendance for the rest of the year.

 

The monthly Roadmap sessions bring visibility into the product roadmap. The RSA Archer product team will present the product roadmap to registered invitees, solicit feedback, and answer questions that arise from the presentation.

 

Since the Roadmap sessions contain forward-looking information, the sessions are not recorded or posted to the RSA Archer communities. Therefore, we strongly recommend that every customer attend “one” Roadmap session per quarter; “one” per quarter is sufficient.

 

We invite you to register now for the August Roadmap Session and to pre-register for monthly sessions through December that best accommodate your schedules (remember, once per quarter per Roadmap session is sufficient). Registration must be completed at least “two (2) hours” prior to the start of each session.

 

Don’t delay; register today for the August 12 Session at 11:00 am EST.

 

 

RSA UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES TWO ‘MASTER CLASSES’ – REGISTER TODAY

 RSA University is pleased to offer its next Masterclass webinars. The training session is designed for RSAU students who have registered for on demand training and have a specific questions about class material or virtual labs.

Masterclass sessions will be hosted by RSA University‘s certified instructors and RSAU staff. Sessions are free of charge to RSA University students and are open to administrators and business users alike.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to interact with our instructors, so you gain more benefit from your RSA University On-Demand classroom experience.

We welcome your input and feedback about how we can improve our training delivery. Our goal is a fulfilling and exceptional student experience that propels your preparedness to take on digital risk.

  • Wednesday August 5th 11:00AM – 12:00PM EST | RSA Archer Advanced Workflow Beyond the Basics

https://Dell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TnHFRTpYSka7ISwvEpYtJg  

  • Wednesday September 23rd 11:00AM – 12:00PM EST | Archer Public Sector

https://Dell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qWHRGGNUSae0AtWKpQGTWg

 

NEW: UPCOMING WEBINAR

You won’t want to miss this upcoming webinar – you still have some time to register but time is running out!

 

June 23 @ 11:00 am EST:  Digiville DIY Spotlight: Adapt Compliance for Business Disruption; Steve Schlarman & Marshall Toburen, presenters

 

 WEBINAR REPLAYS: MANAGING DISRUPTION IN UNCERTAIN TIMES SERIES

Unavailable for one of RSA’s earlier webinars? Not to worry, all Replays are posted on rsa.com and are listed individually here for your convenience:

March 18:   Providing Business Continuity in Uncertain Times

March 31:   Best Practices for Standing up a Remote Workforce

April 2:       Cyber Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Risk

April 18:     Critical Steps to Help Build Business Resilience and Mitigate Third-Party Risk

April 21:     Fighting Fraud Amid Global Business Disruption

May 6:        Go Passwordless: FIDO for Dynamic Workforces

May 11:      Build Business Continuity by Accelerating Insights, Decisions, and Actions

May 14:      RSA Expert Panel: Business Operations in a Crisis – 6 Focus Areas

May 20:      Who’s at Home and Who’s on Your Network – Protect Your Expanding Attack Surface

June 18:     Digiville Investigative Report: Managing Distributed Workforce Risks in Time of Disruption (New)

July 9:        Tips to Sustain and Strengthen Critical Compliance Programs During a Crisis (New)

 

FREE FRIDAY TECH HUDDLES: REPLAYS & SCHEDULE

Biweekly webinars hosted by the RSA Archer Product subject-matter-experts, providing in-depth ‘free’ training regarding the RSA Archer Suite.

 

Please Note: Two new FFTHs have been added to the schedule for the release of the Vendor Portal for RSA Archer Third Party Risk Management. Regularly scheduled FFTHs will then return in mid-August.

Date

Title

Registration

May 8 @ 11:00 am EDT

Search & Reporting Enhancements

Audio/Video Replay

Presentation

QAs

May 15 @ 11:00 am ET

Native SAML 2.0 Support for RSA Archer Single Sign On

Audio/Video Replay

Presentation

QAs

May 22 – No Meeting; U.S Memorial Day Holiday

N/A

N/A

May 29 @11:00 am ET

RSA Exchange Next Release Overview & Highlights

Audio/Video Replay

Presentation & QA

June 5 @ 11:00 am ET

RSA Archer Release 6.8 Highlights: Financial Controls and PCI Management Use Cases

Audio/Video Replay

Presentation & QA

June 12 @11:00 am ET

RSA Exchange Next Release Overview & Highlights

Audio/Video Replay

Presentation & QA

June 26 @ 11:00 am ET

RSA Archer Release 6.8 Highlights – Data Gateway Configuration User Interface

Audio/Video Replay

Presentation & QA

July 4 – No Meeting; US Fourth of July Holiday

 

N/A

July 24 @ 11:00 am ET

Introducing Vendor Portal for RSA Archer Third Party Risk Management

REGISTRATION

July 31@ 11:00 am ET

Installing & Configuring Vendor Portal Service & Publish Custom Object

REGISTRATION

 

 

NEW: PLATFORM MODERNIZATION - Application Builder Working Groups

As a part of our ongoing Platform Modernization initiatives for the RSA Archer Suite, we continue to look for your feedback and thoughts on changes that we are making to the RSA Archer Platform. Our latest Platform Modernization initiative focuses on the Administration pages removing the dependence on Microsoft Silverlight through the use of React/Material Design to provide a cleaner user experience.

  

With the Administration > Application Builder pages, we are working on significant usability improvements including: 

  • Single listing page to manage applications, questionnaires and sub-forms 
  • New navigation to manage applications, levels and layout 
  • Ease of field management for both off-layout and on-layout fields 
  • Easier management of mobile layouts 
  • Easier visual representation of Rules and Actions relationships and many more… 

 

In addition, the RSA Archer teams are also in the process of designing simplified Administration > Notifications pages by consolidating all application related notifications. These changes represent significant improvements for the RSA Archer Admins.  Therefore, we are looking for your feedback to validate that our new designs provide value and are in sync with your expectations.  

 

To collect your feedback, we are conducting a series of Working Group sessions that will review the new Application Builder and Notification user experience. Through these sessions we would like to demonstrate some common admin user scenarios (such a creating a field, editing a layout) using prototypes. A series of sessions have been planned where each session will have a specific focus including:  

Topic 1: Application Builder – Applications and Notifications 

Topic 2: Application Builder – Rules, Actions and Mobile Layouts 

Topic 3: Application Builder – Questionnaires and Subforms 

 

To enable participation from our diverse, geographical RSA Archer community, we will conduct several sessions for each topic in multiple time zones. Each working group session will be limited to 20 registrants to enable open conversations and discussion of the features.  Please register for a single session. 

 

In order to enable participation from many customer organizations, we also ask that you limit the number of participants from your organization to one. 

 

NEW!!! APPLICATION BUILDER WORKING GROUPS

At this time, we are planning times for Topic 1: Application Builder - Applications and Notifications with the following available times:  

Topic 1 Session

Geographical Areas

Date / Time

Time Zone

Registration Link

APJ Session 1

July 21, 2020 2:00 PM

(GMT+10) Sydney 

Register here 

APJ Session 2

July 28, 2020 10:00 AM

(GMT+8) Singapore 

Register here

EMEA Session 1

July 22, 2020 

10:00 AM

(GMT+2) Berlin 

Register here

EMEA Session 2

July 29, 2020

2:00 PM

(GMT+1) London 

Register here

Americas Session 1

July 23, 2020 

10:00 AM

(GMT-4) Eastern Time 

Register here

Americas Session 2

July 28, 2020 

10:00 AM

(GMT-5) Central Time 

Register here

Americas Session 3

July 29, 2020 

10:00 AM

(GMT-6) Mountain Time 

Register here

Americas Session 4

July 30, 2020 

10:00 AM

(GMT-7) Pacific Time 

Register here

 

ADDITONAL WORKING GROUPS

July 28 @ 11:00am EDT    PRIVACY Working Group - Discuss GDPR vs CCPA

                                         REGISTER NOW

 

UPCOMING VIRTUAL USER GROUP EVENTS

JULY 22

CyberSecurity Maturity

Model Certification (CMMC)

12:00 pm EDT

REGISTER

July 23

Rocky Mountain & Social User Group – Technical Session

11:30 am PDT

REGISTER

July 30

Southeast User Group

12:00 pm EDT

 

REGISTER

August 13

Financial Services User Group

12:00 pm EDT

REGISTER

August 20

NY & NJ User Group

1:00 pm EDT

REGISTER

 

 

‘MUST’ READ BLOGS

"New Vendor Portal for RSA Archer Third Party Risk Management Delivers Easy, Efficient Collaboration with Vendors"authored by Emily Shipman, RSA

 

"RSA Platform Modernization: Retirement of Discussion Forum and Data Feed Sight Transport Features,"

authored by Chinmay Nanavati, RSA

 

RSA UNIVERSITY

COURSE SCHEDULE: JUNE - DECEMBER 2020 

Please Note (updated): All RSA Courses will now be virtual through December 2020. The schedule below is provided as a courtesy; we recommend that you check RSA University for updates to schedules.

 

Also, RSAU is accepting Customer scheduling requests, please contact Catherine.Robichaus@rsa.com for training scheduling requests.

Two New ‘Master Classes’ Offered by RSA University:

RSA Archer Advanced Workflow Master Class

Wednesday, August 5 11:00 am – 12:00 Noon EST

 

RSA Archer Public Sector Master Class

Wednesday, September 23 11:00 am – 12:00 Noon EST

 

NEW: RSA University now has a LinkedIn page; we invite you to visit and follow the page!

 

 

 

RSA COURSE

THEATER

START

END

LOCATION

RSA Archer 6 Administration I

 

 

 

 

 

Americas

8/4

8/7

Online

Americas

 

Americas

8/10

8/13

Online

Americas

 

Americas

8/17

8/20

Online

Americas

 

Americas

8/17

8/20

Online

Americas

 

EMEA

8/17

8/20

Virtual Online

EMEA

 

APJ

8/18

8/21

Virtual Online

9:00am

Sydney Time Zone

 

Americas

9/28

10/1

Online

Americas

 

 

APJ

9/28

10/1

Virtual Online

9:00 am

Singpore Time Zone

 

EMEA

9/28

10/1

Virtual Online

EMEA

 

APJ

10/5

10/8

Virtual Online

9:00 am

Australia Time Zone

 

Americas

10/19

10/22

Online

Americas

 

Americas

11/2

11/5

Online

Americas

 

Americas

11/9

11/12

Online

Americas

 

EMEA

11/9

11/12

Virtual Online

EMEA

 

EMEA

12/7

12/10

Virtual Online

EMEA

 

Americas

12/14

12/17

Online

Americas

RSA Archer 6 Administration II

 

 

 

 

 

EMEA

8/10

8/13

Virtual Online

EMEA

 

Americas

8/24

8/27

Online

Americas

 

APJ

8/24

8/27

Virtual Online

9:00 am

Sydney Time Zone

 

Americas

9/14

9/17

Online

Americas

 

Americas

10/12

10/15

Online

Americas

 

Americas

10/12

10/15

Online

Americas

 

EMEA

10/26

10/29

Virtual Online

EMEA

 

Americas

10/27

10/30

Online

Americas

 

APJ

11/9

11/12

Virtual Online

9:00 am

Singapore Time Zone

 

Americas

11/16

11/19

Online

Americas

 

Americas

11/16

11/19

Online

Americas

 

EMEA

11/16

11/19

Virtual Online

EMEA

 

Americas

12/7

12/10

Online

Americas

RSA Archer 6 Advanced Workflow and Navigation

 

 

 

 

 

Americas

12/3

12/3

Online

Americas

Developing RSA Archer Power Users and Business Analysts

 

 

 

 

 

EMEA

7/28

7/29

Virtual Online

EMEA

 

Americas

9/15

9/16

Online

Americas

 

EMEA

9/22

9/23

Virtual Online

EMEA

 

Americas

10/27

10/28

Online

Americas

 

Americas

12/1

12/2

Online

Americas

 

Americas

12/8

12/9

Online

Americas

RSA Archer New User Experience

 

 

 

 

 

Americas

9/14

9/14

Online

Americas

 

Americas

10/26

10/26

Online

Americas

 

Americas

11/30

11/30

Online

Americas

 

Americas

12/7

12/7

Online

Americas

RSA Archer Assessment and Authorization for Public Sector

 

 

 

 

 

Americas

9/21

9/22

Online

Americas

 

Americas

12/3

12/4

Online

Americas

RSA Archer Infrastructure Administration

 

 

 

 

 

EMEA

7/30

7/31

Virtual Online

EMEA

 

Americas

9/17

9/18

Online

Americas

 

EMEA

9/24

9/25

Virtual Online

EMEA

 

Americas

10/29

10/30

Online

Americas

 

Americas

12/10

12/11

Online

Americas

RSA Archer Assessment and Authorization for Public Sector

 

 

 

 

 

Americas

9/21

9/22

Online

Americas

 

Americas

12/3

12/4

Online

Americas

 

Please Note: RSA Archer Training Updates

NEW:

  • Leveraging the RSA Archer Suite (Free)
  • RSA Archer New User Experience (1,000 Training Credits)
  • Developing RSA Archer Power Users and Business Analysts (2,000 Training Credits)

UPDATED:

  • Getting Started with RSA Archer Foundational Video (Free)
  • RSA Archer APIs – A Practical Lab (500 Training Credits)

RETIRING SOON:

  • RSA Archer 6 Reporting and Navigation (1,000 Training Credits)
  • RSA Archer 6 Platform Fundamentals for Business Users (500 Training Credits

 

EOPS – END OF PRIMARY SUPPORT*

We are including the EOPS schedule in each issue of the RSA Archer News Update for the convenience our of customers. The Product Version Life Cycle for all RSA products, including RSA Archer, may also be viewed on RSA Link.

 

We strongly recommend you contact your local Existing Accounts Manager with assistance in upgrading to a supported 6.x version

 

ProductVersion

EOPS

Date

Extended

Support

Level 1*

Extended

Support

Level 2**

Upgrade

Path

RSA Archer Suite6.8Apr-2023NoNoTBD
RSA Archer Suite6.7Oct-2022NoNo6.8
RSA Archer Suite6.6Apr-2022NoNo6.7
RSA Archer Suite6.5Oct-2021NoNo6.6
RSA Archer Suite6.4Apr-2021No No6.5
RSA Archer Suite6.3Oct-2020NoNo6.4
RSA Archer Suite6.2Feb-2020NoNo6.3
RSA Archer Suite6.1May-2019NoNo6.2 P1
RSA Archer Suite
6.0***Nov-2018NoNo6.1
RSA Archer Suite5.5Dec-2017NoYes - Thru Jun-20196.1
RSA Archer Suite5.4Jun-2016NoNo5.5
RSA Archer Suite5.3 Oct-2015YesYes5.4
RSA Archer Suite5.2Dec-2014NoNo5.3
RSA Archer Suite5.1Jul-2014NoNo5.3
RSA Archer Suite5.0Jan-2014NoNo5.3
RSA Archer SmartSuite4.5Jun-2013YesNo5.3
RSA Archer SmartSuite Framework3.x-4.3Mar-2013NoNo5.3

*Expires one year beyond EOPS date unless otherwise stated. Includes Hot fixes for Severity 1 issues

** Expires two years beyond EOPS date unless otherwise stated. No Hot fixes; best effort support only

*** Version 6.0 is a Limited Availability release and not available to all customers

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