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Here’s what GDPR means for your business

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Published 03/19/2018

The term “business as usual” takes on a whole new meaning May 25, when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. This complex, game-changing law will mandate new ways of doing business in virtually every area of operations, from human resources to marketing, to technology and cybersecurity. In fact, according to a PwC survey, 92 percent of U.S. companies consider preparing for GDPR compliance a top priority. Is your enterprise ready? The first-ever global privacy and security law, GDPR outlines new rules—99 of them– for protecting EU citizen data. These provisions: Broaden the scope of the term “personal data”; Grant EU citizens absolute rights over their personal data, including the “right to be forgotten”; Set stringent requirements…

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Better Than Yoda: CIOs, GRC Tools, Principled Performance

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Published 12/22/2016

A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack. – Yoda To be a true GRC Yoda, an organization must enact a principled performance based program using knowledge as a defense. However, any good Star Wars fan knows that learning how to use The Force is more important than The Force itself. Yoda, the knowledge-based expert, guided his Padawans to defending the galaxy through knowledge. In the same way, an organization’s CIO can protect a company using the GRC Principled Performance approach. What is Principled Performance? Principled performance is defined as “reliable achievement of objectives while addressing uncertainty and acting with integrity.” This means that for an organization to succeed, it must find ways of consistently evaluating unknowns. These…

ZenGRC v2.4 Release Features New Audit and Evidence Request Dashboards, and More

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Published 08/16/2016

Our latest ZenGRC product release continues to deliver improvements designed to simplify the management of your compliance program. New capabilities now available in v2.4 include: Audit Dashboard Running audits requires a lot of work. Due to a large amount of evidence and correspondence, audits are difficult to project manage and even more difficult to report on. We are pleased to announce our new Audit Dashboard that addresses these hardships. Our goal with this dashboard is to enable a compliance team the ability to project manage and report on an audit. It fulfills 3 main functions: Visibility into Audit Posture: How effective are my controls testing? Visibility into Audit Progress: How close am I to completing assigned objects? Project Management capability,…

“Competent Compliance” Webinar Recording Now Available, Learn How to Move Beyond Spreadsheets

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Published 08/02/2016

Last week, Reciprocity’s resident GRC expert, Aaron Kraus hosted a webinar along with Tim Schmutzler, who heads up the GRC practice at OneGlobe. Titled “Competent Compliance: 3 Ways to Move Beyond Spreadsheets,” Aaron and Tim talked about how to overcome the early hazards of running a compliance program, the pitfalls of Microsoft Excel as a compliance tool, and when and how to move to a cloud-based GRC tool. Some key highlights from the discussion: Every compliance program will eventually outgrow Excel. While Excel has many strengths, it wasn’t meant to manage compliance initiatives. As your program grows in scope and complexity, your manual, spreadsheet-based system will become unmanageable. You CAN manage your compliance program more efficiently with these three easy…

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Join Our Live Webinar – Competent Compliance: 3 Ways to Move Beyond Spreadsheets

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Published 07/26/2016

Some companies can get away with using an Excel spreadsheet to track simple compliance requirements. While Microsoft Excel is flexible and powerful, it’s not designed to track compliance initiatives. As organizations mature, companies move away from Excel and towards a compliance software solution. And knowing when you need to make the leap to a more sophisticated compliance management process and comprehensive GRC tools can make a huge difference in terms of audit costs and a pass or fail outcome. What are the signs that using spreadsheets to track your compliance program has become totally impractical? And how do you know when you’ve outgrown Excel? Join Aaron Kraus, Head of GRC Services for Reciprocity, and Timothy Schmutzler, Global Practice Director at…

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Get your Quick Guide to ZenGRC

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Published 07/18/2016

Many companies don’t have the time or the budget to properly handle their compliance needs. Traditional compliance software is complex and expensive, but trying to manage compliance with spreadsheets, emails, documents and manual processes is frustrating and inefficient. Enter ZenGRC, a user-friendly GRC tool designed to help you build a scalable, cost-efficient compliance program with minimal setup time and no hassle. If you’re ready to solve your biggest compliance headaches with an easy-to-use, affordable GRC solution, check out our Quick Guide to ZenGRC and learn how we can help you turn corporate compliance from a cost center into a strategic asset. Get your Quick Guide to ZenGRC now!

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ZenGRC v2.2 Release Features New System of Record Dashboard, Tree View Updates

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Published 06/10/2016

In the latest ZenGRC product release we continue to add new and enhanced capabilities designed to make it easier and more efficient to manage your compliance program. Enhancements in v2.2 are now available and include: A New System of Record Dashboard The System of Record Dashboard tracks your progress as you build out ZenGRC as your compliance system of record, and allows you to monitor the status of ongoing updates to the system as requirements and business needs change. It shows the status of three ZenGRC objects: controls, objectives, and programs. The dashboard displays the completion status of each of these objects as they move from draft to final, and help you determine if controls are in scope. The System…