Unified Compliance

Since 1992, Unified Compliance has developed innovative tools that further the science of compliance, including harmonization methods, metrics, systems continuity and governance. By applying the scientific method to compliance — rigorously testing best practices and methodologies as well as analyzing and organizing information into a rational format — Unified Compliance has developed a scientific approach to compliance that reduces cost, limits liability, simplifies the compliance process, and leverages the value of related technologies and services across the enterprise.

Unified Compliance’s flagship product is the Unified Compliance Framework® (UCF®), a massive database of more than 200,000 individual mandates from 800+ laws and standards from around the globe, covering IT, privacy, physical security, records management, and supply chain regulations.

The Common Controls Hub™ (CCH™) is the SaaS portal which was designed to make extracting data from the UCF quick and efficient. The CCH simplifies the need to research, interpret, and reconcile new and evolving mandates by giving compliance professionals the ability to centrally scope, define, and maintain regulatory demands online. It provides targeted, harmonized research on what an organization needs to do — and not do — to achieve and maintain compliance with industry, government, and best practice demands. Organizations can automatically compile and compare custom, harmonized Common Controls lists in minutes selected by vertical industries, market segments, and geographies. Sorting through the most up-to-date regulations, figuring out which controls need to be implemented, and understanding how they overlap is now a quick process with a few simple mouse clicks.

Unified Compliance’s newest product, UCF Mapper™, enables compliance professionals to further customize compliance programs that support their unique business requirements by providing the ability to map publicly available regulations into the Unified Compliance Framework. Mappers can be assured that they will be using the same patented process the UCF team uses to create the most accurate and defensible compliance mappings available!


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Introduction to the UCF Mapper

Compliance teams can now customize their compliance programs to include any publicly available Authority Documents relevant to their organization, but not currently available in the Unified Compliance Framework®. Compliance teams will use the same patented processes the UCF Team uses to create the most accurate and defensible compliance mappings available anywhere. Certified mappers may access the UCF directly through the Common Controls Hub (the SaaS portal to the data in the UCF) or with one of the widely available GRC tools. Vendors such as ServiceNow, MetricStream, IBM OpenPages, LockPath, and Aruvio integrate directly with the CCH.

Introduction to the Unified Compliance Framework and the Common Controls Hub

Is it difficult to keep up with ever-increasing compliance requirements and enforcement? Are you still dealing with managing compliance with spreadsheets? Do you have audit overload? The only realistic way to solve those problems is to leverage the UCF Common Controls Hub™. With the Common Controls Hub, you get the whole package--the structure, the content, and the methodology. Compliance regulations and controls are presented in a legal, hierarchical framework which lets you easily understand what specific steps must be taken in order to meet the controls. With a focus on IT Compliance, Physical Security, Privacy, Records Management, and Supply Chain Management, the CCH gives you rapid access to the Unified Compliance Framework's library of more than 90,000 individual mandates from 800+ laws and standards from around the world. Use the Common Controls Hub to: • Hit the ground running with a curated list of regulations already located, interpreted, organized, and ready for research • Select the regulations you need to follow and create customized controls sets and compliance templates in minutes • Easily compare any two sets of Authority Documents for an instant gap/overlap analysis to eliminate redundant controls and reduce audit requirements • Generate hundreds of custom compliance templates and checklists for organizational standards, policies, roles, and events based on the regulations you need to follow • End the endless auditing cycle by auditing once to measure compliance across a multitude of domains at the same time • Have an automatic connection to the most popular GRC software ...all in a fraction of the time it took before. Sign up for your Starter account now at commoncontrolshub.com! There’s nothing to download, nothing to install. Even if you don’t subscribe, you can still use the Starter account for compliance research, including access to compliancedictionary.com, the foundation for all our mapping that links words to controls.