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Archer Employee
Archer Employee

Hello everybody! This has been one of the most exciting Octobers we’ve had here in Kansas City in a long time as our beloved Royals battled it out in the World Series for the first time in nearly 30 years! Although we came up a little short in the final game, win or lose we’re incredibly proud of our team and what they’ve done for our town.

Now onward to a special Archer content release that includes a big change to the Archer Control Standards Library. I’ll focus on the normal Q3/2014 cumulative content release items here and cover the Control Standards library changes in a separate blog post.

For starters we’ve added FedRAMP to our Authoritative Sources library. It neatly coincides with NIST 800-53 R4 and the NIST CSF by virtue of shared mappings to common Archer Control Standards. We also added the 2014 version of the Standard of Good Practice published by the Information Security Forum (ISF) with a whopping 9,200+ mappings to Archer Control Standards! This release is just in time for the 25th annual ISF World Congress event around the corner, this year being held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Other updates include a re-release of the NERC Reliability Standards with enhanced descriptors to the hierarchical name field values to improve filtering and corrections to some minor errors discovered in a handful of PCI v3 SAQ question records. As in the past this quarterly update includes both new content as well as updates to existing content elements that may already in your library. So you’ll want to pay special attention to the release notes and supplemental documentation before processing them to ensure everything is well understood. Once again 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.