Alyned Thinking

Why new thinking is needed and how we are putting our expertise to work.

Report Editing, Advanced Filtering and a New Shiny Button

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Summary of Changes

Alyne Report Remove Risks (BYOD program)

1. Remove Risks from Reports

Removing Risks from Reports is new feature that includes a documented reason and a history log. Of course you have the ability to reinstate those risks again.

Alyne Filter Reactions and Comments (removing risks from reports)

2. Filter by Comments and Reactions

Last time we introduced Reactions on Controls. You now can filter Controls by Reaction and Comments. You also can filter Assessment Responses by Comments.

Alyne Hold Button to Delete, filter buttons hold and delete (personal cyber check)

3. Secure Delete

"Do you really want to delete ...?" is pretty old-fashioned. Instead of a confirmation popup the user presses and holds the button for 2 seconds and releases to execute the delete.

Changes in detail

New features

Remove Risks from Reports

Removing Risks from a Report was a feature idea from one of our customers. Imagine you got a Report with lots of Risks and you want to remove some of those based on your Risk appetite and want to focus on a subset for further analysis. You enter the Report edit mode, select Risks in the heat map and press the remove icon next to the Risk description. You can then enter a reason for removing that risk which will be added to the Risk Revision Log section of the report. If you or a colleague want to reinstate that risk again - no problem. You can do it right away in the Risk Revision log.

Alyne Report Remove Risks & risk revision log

Filter by Commments and Reactions

Let's assume you use Reactions and Comments a lot - our cool social style features for Controls. Then you want to filter all Controls where your people have reacted with a "implemented" reaction or even a "confused" reaction. This is now just a click away in your Control Set view. Click on one of the icons of the Reaction Summary to filter by this reaction and click again to remove that filter. This works for Comments as well.

You want to quickly filter all the Assessment Responses of an Assessment Recipient where Comments were added - same feature, just one click.

Secure Delete

We are introducing a new user interface pattern for "dangerous" activities like deleting Control Sets, Assessments and Reports: Instead of bulky popup windows asking you "Do you really want to ..." we created buttons that you need to hold for 2 seconds before releasing the button will trigger the delete. During holding the button, it will change its color into deep red so that you have visual cue when it is ready to fire. That is easy, leaves out popups and still prevents accidentally deleting your hard work.

Logout on inactivity

Our app logs you out after one day automatically. To further increase security, we detect inactivity for time span of four hors and log you out right away.

Removed the credit system

As we moved away from the credits-based billing system, we purged that from the user interface. We still keep the org log for Admin users to see what happened in the org.

Bug fixes

  • We hardened the API for user updates.
  • We improved the Assessment recipient screen on mobile.
  • Some German translations were just too long for buttons. We shortened them.
  • We improved some visuals in Reports, e.g. in the Deviation Radar table.

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Manuel Reil
Author: Manuel Reil
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer
About the author
Co-founder and CTO of Alyne, IT security and architecture expert, 20 years web technologist, traveller