LAFAYETTE, Calif., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Unified Compliance, the premier provider of compliance mapping, announced ComplianceDictionary.com which simplifies and standardizes compliance language, unifies compliance terms and governance requirements from hundreds of Authority Documents containing thousands of controls, and provides unified compliance with a concrete methodology that maintains the integrity of Common Controls data and mapping.
Hundreds of authority document authors create their own unique terms, but don't define them, or they describe the same subject with different terminology. These wide variances lead to confusion, misinterpretation, and a lot of extra work in the worldwide compliance community with which they are shared.
"All of my teams are instructed to bookmark compliance dictionary. As a result, employees bring me ideas instead of problems. It's a real enabler," said Robin Basham, Enterprise GRC.
The Compliance Dictionary's radical new patented approach makes up for this lack of language consistency and use of non-standard terms. Each visual, interactive search returns multiple definitions categories, displays term's acronyms, non-standard terms, and most important, the hierarchical terms relationships to other words and phrases such as synonyms, categories, linguistic parent, antonyms, etc.
In addition, it displays, when appropriate, direct links to the Authority Document Common Controls and Citations containing the term, giving the people writing compliance guidelines and all those tasked with understanding and implementing them, a way to efficiently check their language choices and standardize terminology.
With recent articles in CIO, Forbes, and the blogging community, the advancements Unified Compliance has made with the Compliance Dictionary's Natural Language Processing, Part of Speech Tagging, and Named Entity engines provide us with the tools and processes we use to analyze, tag, and map Citations to the Common Controls in Authority Documents, and identify overlaps between compliance mandates, dramatically simplifying the process of scoping, defining, and maintaining compliance.
About Unified Compliance and the Unified Compliance Framework®
Since 1992, Unified Compliance has developed ground-breaking tools to support IT best practices with a focus on solutions and processes that further the science of compliance, including harmonization methods, metrics, systems continuity and governance. The Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) was created by Dorian Cougias and his research partner, Marcelo Halpern of the international law firm Perkins Coie, which oversees all legal aspects of the UCF.
The UCF's architecture was specifically designed for the delivery of all of the information necessary to establish governance methodologies. Customers using the UCF can document and leverage the links between harmonized controls, records, assets (and their configurations), events, metrics, and roles.
More information can be found at compliancedictionary.com and commoncontrolshub.com.
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