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Scope, define, and maintain your compliance framework

Get immediate insights into redundant controls and requirements, and identify the blind spots in your current compliance.

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What is the Unified Compliance

And how does it relate to the Common Controls Hub?
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The Unified Compliance Framework contains:
check-icon 1,000 Mapped authority documents
check-icon 1,000,000+ Individual mandated
check-icon 10,000+ Common controls
check-icon 250,000 Interconnected words and phrases in the dictionary
The Common Controls Hub® (CCH®) is the dynamic Software-as-a-Service portal built on the Unified Compliance Framework to easily to extract the data you need. Authority Documents are mapped into the UCF, and the data is viewed and extracted through the CCH.


Mapping Regulations

How to keep pace with regulatory demands.
Unified Compliance maps global regulatory Controls across Authority Documents covering Information Technology, Physical Security, Records Management, Privacy, and Third Party Supply Chain. To search Authority Documents we have mapped, follow this link over to our corporate site. To search Controls, go here. If you don’t see the regulation you need, request it here. Or ask our Professional Mapping Services team to map it for you.


Be a compliance hero

The Common Controls Hub helps you simplify and centralize your compliance efforts
while reducing costs, time, and effort:
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Common Language
Helps IT teams, compliance pros, and lawyers understand each other easily
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Create your own custom framework and compile custom, harmonized Authority Document lists, and Common Control lists in minutes. Select and create lists by specific vertical industries, market segments, geographies, or document search

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Drill down for detailed information, explanations, and sources for each Common Control
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Gap Analysis

Drastically reduce audit requirements (typically by as much as 60%) by comparing Authority Documents to find overlaps and gaps between regulations and eliminate redundant Controls. Understand the impact of new laws and standards and integrate new regulations easily without starting the entire process over

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Audit once and attest multiple times. Compliance tasks and regulatory demands are often redundant across multiple requirements; with the CCH, you can eliminate duplicate efforts by asserting compliance across multiple Authority Documents simultaneously
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Supply Chain Management
Reduce the complexity of monitoring and managing third-party and supply chain compliance to regulations. Route your compliance requirements with as many third-parties and supply chain members as needed and track their attestation with immediate reporting on their regulatory compliance adherence.


Authority document defined

An authority document is simply a document that your organization must comply with.

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Different Authority Document types we have identified are:
check-icon Audit Guideline
check-icon Best Practice Guideline
check-icon Bill or Act
check-icon Contractual Obligation
check-icon Organizational Directive
check-icon Regulation or Statute
check-icon Safe Harbor
check-icon Self-Regulatory Body Requirement
check-icon Organizational Directive


Starter account vs. Basic subscription

Understand the difference so you can make the right decison.
One User
Quickly customize lists for your company.
Figure out which controls overlap.
Nothing to Download or Install.
Basic Subscription
Three Users
Advanced reporting and analytics
Authority Document Comparisons
Priority chat and email support


Comparing authority documents

Create a gap overlap analysis to drastically reduce audit elements.

You can quickly and easily compare any Authority Documents or AD lists. This is very useful for gap/overlap analysis and can also be used to gauge the impact of new initiatives, geographies, laws, and more.
In order to reduce the burden (and cost) of compliance, you have to de-duplicate the mandates in the Authority Documents so they don’t overlap. When you compare Authority Documents or AD lists and find the overlaps between the regulations, you can eliminate redundant Common Controls that show up in multiple regulations. Just comply once with them all simultaneously, which saves you lots of time and energy! Here’s how: Select Authority Documents or an AD list for Column A. 

This could be your “baseline” set of requirements. Pick ADs or an AD list for column B. This could represent your risk, a new initiative, a new law, a third party’s compliance profile and more. To see the overlap of Common Controls that are in both List A and List B, click on the arrow next to Both AB (and check out the information icon on the Common Controls for Both AB). Once you have your A/B comparison, just click Export Compare List and then click the Download button to copy it to your computer. To determine how much time and money you are saving by comparing Authority Documents, click the green dollar sign in the middle column, next to Controls. For step-by-step directions on how to compare Authority Documents and screenshots.


Track your progress

How does it relate to the Common Controls Hub?
One of the keys to a successful compliance campaign is tracking your compliance. This means gathering the necessary evidence that the multiple mandates your organization is required to follow are being completed. Instead of manually tracking Controls completion in spreadsheets, you can efficiently track it all online in the CCH. From the Workspace, just click the Tracking tab, select the
Authority Document or list that contains the Controls you are working to comply with, and check the ‘Done’ or ‘Not Applicable’ checkbox; otherwise, incomplete Controls will still be on your To-do list. Instead of waiting for an update status, you can conveniently check on your progress in your Dashboard Overview section.
As soon as a team member or a third-party service provider or vendor completes a task and complies with the Control, they click the checkbox, and that status update is reflected in your Dashboard; you will clearly see what percentage of Controls are complete.


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