As organizations continue to move to the cloud, security concerns are playing an important role in selecting a cloud service provider. Achieving compliance in the cloud can be a daunting experience, especially as it pertains to determining whose responsibility it is to address cloud computing regulations and requirements, and to ensure security.

In this webinar, A-LIGN’s Director of Cyber Risk and Privacy, Petar Besalev, will discuss the evolving cloud computing environment, outline the top cloud compliance challenges, and guide organizations through the appropriate compliance audits and requirements.

In this webinar Petar will uncover:

• The cloud computing environment, highlighting security and compliance challenges
• The compliance risks between the cloud provider and customer
• Review the advantages and disadvantages of different audit options

The healthcare sector is regarded as one of the fastest evolving industries in the nation. This transformative environment is pushing organizations to provide unique solutions while handling new challenges. The drivers of this constant change can be attributed to the development of new services and jobs, an increase in regulations and policies surrounding healthcare, and the growing use of technology within the medical industry. This whitepaper highlights and discusses the evolving industry as it relates to data protection, information security risks, and regulatory obligations.

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In an effort to help title insurance and settlement companies, the American Land Title Association (ALTA) established a best practices framework and assessment procedure that can be used to help highlight policies and procedures in place to protect lenders and consumers, while ensuring a secure and compliant real estate settlement transaction.  While there is no one audit that fits all, nor is there an audit that is currently required within the industry, the answer to our question in the title of this whitepaper is driven by your stakeholder’s request and your organizational objectives.

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HITRUST, or the Health Information Trust Alliance, was established to create a certifiable standard to approach regulatory compliance and risk. Healthcare currently faces strict regulatory needs, causing many challenges when considering the options for risk management and mitigation. In order to ease these challenges, utilizing HITRUST in healthcare can be implemented to minimize risk and alleviate healthcare pain points.

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It is important for cloud service providers to understand its obligations first when selecting an audit. The key cloud service provider customer obligations include legal, regulatory and contractual. A-LIGN provides relevant audits for cloud providers that address each and in some cases multiple key obligations.

The whitepaper details some of the audits, with careful selection, that can meet cloud service provider needs as well as attract additional customers by demonstrating compliance with internationally accepted security standards and controls.

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Dr. Daniel Selby, PhD, CPA, CISA, professor-in-residence at A-LIGN, has written this whitepaper to inform professionals on nine issues that are critical to their ability to process payroll. More importantly, this whitepaper provides strategies that can help payroll professionals proactively mitigate these critical issues.

The issues discussed in this whitepaper are:

  1. Undocumented Best Practices
  2. Employer Compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  3. Inaccurate Taxpayer Data
  4. Third-Party Program Sick-Pay and Disability Administration
  5. Delinquent Tax Code Changes
  6. Inconsistent Application of Controversial Court Rulings across Domiciles
  7. Employee Privacy Issues
  8. Employee Self Service
  9. Employer Mergers and Acquisitions

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In this webinar, A-LIGN’s Director of Assurance & Compliance Services, Neil Gonsalves, and Senior Consultant, Vincent Booker provide a high-level overview of the key areas that Collection Agencies should focus on as they prepare for the CFPB Examination.

Join Neil and Vincent as they cover the following topics:

  • CFPB overview
  • Areas of risk and focus points
  • Guidance and preparation
  • Compliance management system
  • Ongoing compliance