GRC

  • 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.

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    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.

  • GRC Maturity Levels

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    As explained in the previous article, GRC typically is a practice of tying together governance, risk, and compliance activities in an integrated program supported by organization, processes, and tools. In some form or other, organisations of all shapes and sizes are already engaged in GRC activities. However, depending on their industry and overall size, they might have different stages of advancement.

  • How to avoid an abandoned wreck

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    In our lives before Alyne, we spent our days designing, implementing and reviewing security, governance and risk management solutions for companies of many sizes and industries across many different countries. We recently got to comparing notes on organisations that were highly successful in this space and others that we felt should have accomplished more and of course the companies that failed miserably.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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. 

  • Reactions, Advanced Search and Improved Speed

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    Summary of Changes

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    1. Reactions

    Reactions are a revolutionary feature that integrates social interactions to the Alyne Cyber Security, Risk Management and Compliance solution. Get insights which Controls are understood, supported, implemented or even seem to be confusing for your organisation.

    Reactions on Control Sets (Personal Cyber Check)

    2. Reaction Summary

    You get consolidated statistics on reactions per Control Set to get an overview about how many members of your organisation have read, implemented, are supporting your Controls or even are confused with them.

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    3. Advanced Search

    Since product launch, the search always has been a powerful feature to filter Control Sets based on keywords. Now we are adding Standards and Regulation to the search.

  • 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.

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    3. Risk Archive

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

  • RegTech will disrupt Regulatory Compliance in unexpected ways

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    There is a new buzzword rocking the financial services industry: RegTech.

    According to the easy algorithm of combining a short form of an industry to be disrupted with the suffix “-Tech”, RegTech stands for “Regulation Technology”. To explain it, we have to make a little excursion to last week’s hot topic in the form of FinTech (Financial Technology).

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Secure File Evidence, Report Status and some comfort enhancements

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    Summary of Changes

    Secure File Evidence (usage of cryptography)

    1. Secure File Evidence

    Proudly, Alyne introduces Secure File Evidence as a top notch way of securely encrypting and storing files as evidence for Assessments and other Alyne features - in one of 12 storage locations (your choice).

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    2. Report Status and Sign-off

    We brought draft, review and sign-off status to Reports including a secure audit log history about the changes made in the Report: who, what, when.

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    3. Topic Sort in Assessments

    When setting up the Assessment questions, you might want to have a different sort order for your topics. Here you go.

  • 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.

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    2. Speed

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

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    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.

  • State of RegTech - Part 1: Emerging Categories

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    Emerging Categories

    Since the emergence of the term RegTech in mid 2015, we have been actively monitoring the market as well as shaping it as much as we can through our product Alyne and thought leadership in this space. In the following, I would like to share my observations by attempting a categorisation of some of the players and providing some predictions for the future of the market and giving some insights into our own strategy at Alyne for the next months and years in the following blog posts of this series.

  • State of RegTech - Part 2: Market Predictions

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    Market Predictions

    The term RegTech turned one year old a few weeks ago and in its short lifetime has already lived through a quick hype that I believe may be giving way to a touch of reality. In the second part of our blog series about the State of RegTech, I would like to attempt some predictions for the future of the RegTech market.

  • 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?

  • Thoughts on GRC Content Marketing

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    One of the essential steps in starting any business is creating awareness for your brand. You can have the greatest product in the world, but if your target group doesn't know about it, you will never make a sale. For me, marketing is also not at all about this traditional advertising pushing, which many people associate with the topic. It starts much earlier in identifying promising market potential, shaping a product to fit this demand, and then telling people about it in the least annoying way possible.

  • 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 is GRC?

    In today’s business world depending on the industry, you will come into contact more and more with the term GRC or “Governance Risk Compliance”. In certain circles this has come to be almost a kind of new management philosophy, that fills the whole working day of entire departments.

    We will launch an article series on this blog examining the various facets of IT security, Risk Management practices and the governance thereof and how they are currently applied within various organisations. During this examination, we hope that the esteemed reader will be able to recognise cases, pitfalls, and successes from their own areas of influence and take some value out of this content, to apply to their future endeavors in this topic.