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Archer Employee

Hello everybody! 2015 has us off and running with several big updates headed your way!


First and foremost, NIST 800-53A Revision 4 is ready to rock in Archer. If you’re unfamiliar with 53A (Assessment), it’s the companion to the 800-53 base standard that NIST publishes to assist with assessing control performance. NIST changed their approach to 53A this time around and made it much more granular. As such this latest version is a monster, having grown from only 600+ elements to over 3,000! We consumed this beast as a single set of Archer Control Procedures mapped to both the 800-53 Authoritative Source as well as Archer Control Standards to enable you to drive a fully tailored compliance program using NIST 800-53 Rev 4.


We also have an update to the FedRAMP authoritative source we released last year with additional control requirements and mappings to Archer Control Standards.


For those of you in financial services we have a new collection of assessments with over 1,400 questions targeting a variety of major regulatory requirements, including mortgage origination and disclosure, truth in lending, and more.


Lastly we have the latest [DEAD LINK]SIG 2015 Lite assessment available, this time mapped to Archer Control Standards. This is a great Question Library resource to enhance the already comprehensive 3rd party risk assessments available out of the box in the Archer Vendor Management solution.


Since this quarterly update includes both new content as well as updates to existing content elements that may already in your library, you’ll want to pay special attention to the release notes and supplemental documentation before processing them to ensure everything is well understood. The update page with release notes is here and content import packs are available through Customer Support. As always we’re here to answer questions too - whatever you need!


See how Archer stacks the deck in your favor with the latest customer and industry news here.


And please check out the latest blog from my buddy and fellow GRC Strategist, Patrick Potter.


Happy Spring!!