risk management

  • Assessment Hints and Refactored Reactions

    Assessment Hints and Refactored Reactions

    Summary of Changes

    Assessments Hints

    1. Assessments Hints

    Assessment Managers can give hints for their Responders - per control, in all languages, can be inherited via templates.

    Risk history in Reports

    2. Risk history in Reports

    A Report now remembers when a risk was created from it and by whom - great for avoiding duplicates and improving collaboration.

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    3. Refactored Reactions

    We completely overhauled the underlying tech of our Reactions - faster realtime updates and better scalability.

  • Best Practices in Risk Mitigation

    Alyne is a powerful tool that can be leveraged by organisations to makerisk management far easier. This post will discuss a vital aspect of every organisation’s risk management: best practices in setting up and managingmitigation plans.

  • Can Risk Management and Compliance be digitalized?

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    Digitalization is a seemingly new buzz word on the agenda in many organizations as well as in pitch decks of savvy consultants. It describes the introduction of digital technology to an organizational process to make existing activities more effective or deliver a new service to the organization. Avoiding manual steps, human intervention and any unnecessary interfaces are commonly a focus point. Over the past decades, the term has been used in various contexts, from actually transforming physical processes like type setting to digital printing or using computer aided design instead of pencil and paper. However, in today’s practice, businesses usually mean leveraging X-as-a-Service offerings to apply flexible and scalable technology to optimize a specific business outcome when talking about digitalization.

  • Cooler Risk Tags, Task notifications and more

    Assessment Hints and Refactored Reactions

    Summary of Changes

    Risk Tag Updates

    1. Risk Tag Updates

    Many updates and improvements for the handling for Risk Tags in the Alyne Risk Management.

    Controls by Standard

    2. Controls by Standard

    Control Sets and Assessments are now displayed either by Topic or by Standard/ Regulation.

    Task Notifications

    3. Task Notifications

    We introduce automatic reminders for due tasks - if you want.

  • Customer Case Study - LEDVANCE

    Customer Case Study with LEDVANCE, a leading supplier of innovative lighting products pursues the group's modern overall strategy by implementing Alyne, a cloud-based risk management solution. 

  • CyberRisk New Alyne Partner in Australia

    Melbourne / Munich, 25th of January, 2018 - CyberRisk, one of Australia's leading information security, technology risk management and privacy consulting firms today announced that it has been approved as a reseller and partner of Alyne. CyberRisk has been assisting clients with managing their risk since it was established in 2015.

  • Doing Risk Assessments Right

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    Most organisations follow a sample based approach to identifying risk or gaining assurance for reasons of cost and practicality. Risk Assessments are already widely used and accepted as a method for risk identification and assurance and can be an extremely powerful and cost effective tool when done right and an utterly useless tool if done wrong. Consider the global practice of filing tax returns as a highly effective way of getting billions of people to declare their income and deductibles through a self assessment process. The previous Safe Harbor scheme, on the other hand, is an example of applying self assessments without any controls or meaningful oversight and using self assessments very poorly.

  • Fighting Bias in Risk Management

    Why we struggle to evaluate risk in life and business.

  • FinTecSystems leverages Alyne for PSD2 License

    FinTecSystems are leveraging Alyne’s Software as a Service to prepare for their license under the new Payment Service Directive (PSD2). FinTecSystems' Legal and Compliance team is taking advantage of the out of the box content to document and improve practices in key areas such as Operational Risk Management, Cyber Security Management, Business Continuity Management and Data Protection.

  • Funky upgrades to Risk Management

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    Summary of Changes

    Segmente Risk Tags

    1. Segmented Risk Tags

    Alyne introduces segmented risk tags that allow enterprises fine-granular ways to categorise their risks, restrict access control and enable hierarchical risk reporting and governance.

    Risk Management upgrades

    2. Risk Management upgrades

    Risk trends, risk heatmaps and risk exports are truly a cool bunch of new features in our current pro offering.

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    3. Tech Check

    At the login page a tech check brings technical issues to your attention that need to be resolved for the best Alyne experience.

  • Incident Management & Funnel Updates

    Assessment Hints and Refactored Reactions

    Summary of New Features

    1. Incident Management

    We've built a new Incident Management module. You can now use Alyne to document, analyse, investigate and track incidents that have occurred.

    2. Funnel Outcome Reviews

    You now have the ability to add a reviewer to each Funnel outcome, creating an effortless and scalable review process for procedures like vendor conflict checks, business impact assessments and privacy impact assessments.

    3. Funnel Tool Tips

    We've added a number of tips within Alyne to help you complete Funnel Object details.

  • Library Update - BAIT KRITIS

    The Alyne library has been updated to cover the KRITIS extension module of BAIT (Bankaufsichtliche Anforderungen an die IT), published by BaFin.

  • Library Update - OWASP SAMM v1.5

    The Alyne library has been updated to cover the SAMM v1.5, published by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)

  • Library Update - VAIT KRITIS

    The Alyne library has been updated to cover the KRITIS extension module of VAIT (Versicherungsaufsichtliche Anforderungen an die IT), published by BaFin.

  • Library Update: BAIT

    The Alyne library has just been updated with new content to meet the requirements published by the German Financial Regulator BaFin for governing IT in regulated banks known as BAIT

  • Library Update: Essential 8

    The Alyne library has just been updated with new content to meet the Essential Eight requirements published by the Australian Signals Directorate

  • Library Update: PSD2

    The Alyne library has just been updated with new content to help banks and FinTechs meet the requirements ofon the Security Measures for Operational and Security Risks of Payment Services as stated in Article 95 (3) of Directive (EU) 2015/2366 on payment services in the European Union (PSD2).

  • Make Assessments flexible again!

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    Summary of Changes

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    1. Add Assessment Recipients

    For running or even closed Assessments you can add new recipients and Assessment Objects.

    Controls from scratch

    2. Controls from scratch

    If you want to cover Controls outside of our Cyber Security, Data Privacy and IT Risk space, you can now create Controls from scratch using our well known Controls editor.

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    3. Currencies

    Alyne now supports 3 currencies: Euro, British Pound and Dollar - whatever Dollar.

  • Mitigation Task View, Control Set PDFs and super-fast Risk Graphs

    Mitigation Task View

    Summary of Changes

    Mitigation Task View

    1. Mitigation Task View

    The Risk Management comes with a different view: Mitigation Tasks

    Control Set PDFs

    2. Control Set PDFs

    Control Sets can now be exported to nicely formatted PDF.

    Risk Graph

    3. Dagger

    All Risk Graph-related activities in the app are now 50 times faster.

  • New cool Report features and Radars for Responders

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    Summary of Changes

    Risk Heatmap and Compliance Summary

    1. Report Updates

    We revamped the most popular Report sections: Risk Heatmap and Compliance Summary.

    Implement Control

    2. Implement control mitigation

    We introduce a new mitigation action type: "Implement Control".

    Responder Radar

    3. Responder Radar

    Assessment recipients can view their results in a private radar diagram (if you allow it).

  • Post "Rogue One" Incident Security Audit Report

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    Disclaimer: This report contains highly classified information pertaining to Imperial security. To be distributed only to personnel with security clearance for the "Rogue One" incident.

  • Quantifying Operational Risk

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    Quantifying operational risk is not an easy task - especially without a methodical approach. Poor measurement is getting increasingly expensive for many organisations, so we would like to discuss solutions using integrated risk management. 

  • Real-time, baby! But in control.

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    Summary of Changes

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    1. Real-time

    Alyne real-time technology updates the screen within a second or less whenever you collaborate with colleagues.

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    2. Access Control

    Read and write access rights on Control Sets, Assessments, Controls and Reports enable fine-grained access control policies in your organisation.

    Risk Archive

    3. Risk Archive

    Risk Management now supports archiving of Risks and even Risk Tags.

  • Risk Management to the rescue

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    Summary of Changes

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    1. Risk Management

    Risk Management is our new module that makes the Alyne platform ready for a full-blown GRC journey.

    Task Management

    2. Task Manangement

    Alyne's Risk Management module is tightly coupled with the new Task Management that is the new general vehicle for managing action plans and task delegation.

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    3. Secure Files everywhere

    We took our top notch Secure Evidence technology for Assessments and make it available to all the other features at Alyne.

  • Risk Tags 2.0 and PDF Reports

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    Summary of Changes

    Risk Tags 2.0

    1. Risk Tags 2.0

    We made the handling of Risk Tags in the Risk Management more powerful and easier to use at the same time.

    PDF Risk Reports

    2. PDF Reports

    Our reports are now also available as a downloadable PDF.

    Scoped Risk Reports

    3. Scoped Reports

    Reports can be limited to a selection of Controls now.

  • Single sign on, more speed and power features

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    Summary of Changes

    Single Sign On

    1. Single Sign On

    Alyne now supports enterprise single sign on and authentication via Active Directory, Google G-Suite, Office 365 and others.

    Controls from scratch

    2. Speed

    We tuned our web interface and give you the fastest Alyne user experience ever.

    Archive Assessments

    3. Power User Features

    For our power users, we hide our templates initially and allow creating from templates as well as archiving of Assessments with one click.

  • Standards Radar for Responders and Realtime Access Control

    Standards Radar for Responders and Realtime Access Control

    Summary of Changes

    Sorted Radar Diagram

    1.... and again improved Radars

    Responder Radars now feature the standards radar. All Radars are sorted alphabetically now.

    Realtime Access Control

    2. Realtime Access Control

    Removing a user or changing the user type is enforced in realtime.

    Configurable Session Timeout

    3. Configurable Session Timeout

    Admins of an Alyne org can configure the inactivity timeout individually.

  • Stay Nimble in Managing Risk and Compliance

    Here are Alyne’s top 5 tips for small and medium financial services businesses dealing with increased risk and compliance challenges in their organisational growth.

  • Taking traditional GRC to agile and integrated Risk Management

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    Are you getting flash backs of your Motorola flip phone ringing during your risk meetings? Are your spreadsheets still colour coded in the original 16 colours Excel offered? Are your risk management and governance processes still stuck in the early 2000s?

  • Task Notifications, Funnel Pie Charts and More

    Assessment Hints and Refactored Reactions

    Summary of Changes

    1. Reactions for Control Sets

    Alyne users can now add reactions to Control Sets (in addition to individual Controls), allowing customers to engage with members of their organisation more effectively.

    2. Task Notifications & CSVs

    Alyne users are now notified when Tasks are delegated or completed, giving customers better oversight over their organisation, including the organisation's risk management activities. Also, Risk Mitigation Tasks may now be downloaded as a CSV file.

    3. Funnel Pie Charts

    Funnel outcomes can now be presented in a pie chart, allowing users to get a quick visual snapshot of outcomes for active Funnels.

  • Translating laws into action - Alyne’s Secret Sauce

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    In the development of Alyne we put a lot of thought into how to make rules, their implementation and measurement of maturity smarter and easier to grasp.

  • We are hiring a Risk and Compliance Expert

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    Join our team as a Risk and Compliance Expert to design new features and enhance our Software as a Service and support our customers in being successful with Alyne.

    Your Role

    You will engage both with our customers and our technology team to identify functional needs, interpret these into software functionality and coordinate with the CTO team to develop or enhance the capability in our Software as a Service. Your understanding of risk and compliance processes will guide you in this task. Additionally, you will support in understanding regulatory changes and curating and adapting our content library to remain at the cutting edge. You will quickly become an expert in Alyne and will be a key resource in helping new organisations implement Alyne in their risk and assurance processes. Your portfolio will include tasks reporting to the CEO as well as our Chief Customer Officer in a full time capacity.

    Your Profile

    You have 3 - 5 years of experience in professional services or industry working with risk and compliance processes. You have a sound understanding of operational risk management practices and an affinity for technology. You approach new challenges with an open mind, creativity and curiosity and can self-sufficiently find solutions for partially defined tasks. Your English language skills are excellent, strong proficiency in a further language can be an asset.

    What we offer

    We are a highly motivated, agile and professional team and have built a well funded and rapidly growing business based on more than 10 years of experience in the industry. You have the opportunity to help design and enhance one of the leading RegTech products on the market. We want this role to be the next step in your career - offering you responsibility and the space to progress to an executive role in the company.

    About Alyne

    Alyne delivers a Software as a Service for Risk Management and Compliance. We make gaining risk insights as easy as browsing social media - through a next generation GRC solution. Since our launch in summer 2015, the four founders have built the company to a recognised leader in the RegTech industry. Large banks, insurance and manufacturing companies as well as FinTechs rely on our powerful risk analytics, extensive content libraries and easy usability for operational risk, cyber security, privacy or vendor governance processes. The company is funded through our customer base as well as prominent institutional, corporate and private investors and is an alumni of the highly competitive Barclays Techstars London program. Alyne has offices in Munich and London.

    Start Date

    Now

    Location

    Munich or London

    Please send your CV with a letter of motivation to Karl Viertel,[email protected]. We look forward to your application.

  • We are hiring a Sales Director

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    Join our team as a Sales Director to drive business development, sales and customer success of our Software as a Service GRC solution across Europe.

    Your Role

    You will be responsible for driving sales of a next generation Governance, Risk and Compliance solution to medium and large businesses as a full time position. You will shape the sales organisation as it grows, apply your experience in enterprise sales to build a high performing, international sales team and develop a sales pipeline from lead to closing. Within the next 12 months you will onboard a team of supporting sales staff and start expanding to geographies beyond Europe. Each Sales Director reports to the CEO.

    Your Profile

    You have a proven track record of building a sales organisation and selling GRC solutions or related products to senior corporate stakeholders. Your network extends internationally and you are highly motivated to build a best of class sales organisation for a fast paced and dynamic young company. You have excellent proficiency of English and ideally good language skills relevant to the markets in your network.

    What we offer

    We are a highly motivated, agile and professional team and have built a well funded and rapidly growing business based on more than 10 years of experience in the industry. We want you to accelerate our growth and share in our success. You will benefit from a compensation package without caps. In addition to your base salary, you will be rewarded for your current sales, your team’s sales and recurring contracts through a variable bonus component. As an early joiner of Alyne, your earning potential is as large and successful as you can grow your sales team.

    About Alyne

    Alyne delivers a Software as a Service for Risk Management and Compliance. We make gaining risk insights as easy as browsing social media - through a next generation GRC solution. Since our launch in summer 2015, the four founders have built the company to a recognised leader in the RegTech industry. Large banks, insurance and manufacturing companies as well as FinTechs rely on our powerful risk analytics, extensive content libraries and easy usability for operational risk, cyber security, privacy or vendor governance processes. The company is funded through our customer base as well as prominent institutional, corporate and private investors and is an alumni of the highly competitive Barclays Techstars London program. Alyne has offices in Munich and London.

    Start Date

    Now

    Location

    Munich or London

    Please send your CV with a letter of motivation to Karl Viertel,[email protected]. We look forward to your application.

  • We are hiring an Operations & Organisation Manager

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    Join our team as an Operations & Organisation Manager to support our rapid growth, keep our business efficient and be an ambassador of our team’s culture as we continuously onboard more people.

    Your Role

    You will be responsible for a wide range of tasks and adapt to new challenges as the size and complexity of our team increases. Your day to day tasks will include the formalisation of business processes, direct support of our executives as they engage with globally leading businesses and our investors as well as the onboarding and coordination of new team members. You will work closely with Alyne’s founders and learn our culture and values so that you can reinforce them throughout our team.

    Your Profile

    You have strong organisational skills and have gained at least 2 - 3 years of professional experience in relevant areas. You have an affinity for technology and can operate proficiently in a corporate environment. You approach new challenges with an open mind, creativity and curiosity and can self-sufficiently find solutions for poorly defined challenges. Your English language skills are excellent.

    What we offer

    We are a highly motivated, agile and professional team and have built a well funded and rapidly growing business based on more than 10 years of experience in the industry. We want you to help shape Alyne. You will have the opportunity to work closely with founders and executives of the company and take on responsibility. In a growing organisation your portfolio of tasks will be shaped only by your motivation and ability.

    About Alyne

    Alyne delivers a Software as a Service for Risk Management and Compliance. We make gaining risk insights as easy as browsing social media - through a next generation GRC solution. Since our launch in summer 2015, the four founders have built the company to a recognised leader in the RegTech industry. Large banks, insurance and manufacturing companies as well as FinTechs rely on our powerful risk analytics, extensive content libraries and easy usability for operational risk, cyber security, privacy or vendor governance processes. The company is funded through our customer base as well as prominent institutional, corporate and private investors and is an alumni of the highly competitive Barclays Techstars London program. Alyne has offices in Munich and London.

    Start Date

    Now

    Location

    Munich

    Please send your CV with a letter of motivation to Karl Viertel,[email protected]. We look forward to your application.

  • What can you learn about Governance and Risk Management from Game of Thrones?

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    If you’re not a total recluse, you might have heard about this show called Game of Thrones, a.k.a. building up loyal lovable characters over complex, multi-year story arcs only to have them brutally slaughtered, burned, or decapitated without any warning.