IT Compliance Institute Launches The Unified Compliance Project

Initiative looks to align more than 60 regulations and standards and deconstruct their requirements into a consolidated IT compliance view.

Mitch Irsfeld, Contributor

July 12, 2005

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IT Compliance Institute, a division of media company 101communications LLC, has launched its Unified Compliance Project (UCP), a cooperative research and development effort by the IT Compliance Institute and compliance consultancy Network Frontiers, to reveal the overlap between complex regulatory requirements.

The project's goal is to deconstruct the requirements of the major corporate regulations -- including Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II, HIPAA, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley -- and present them in a holistic IT compliance view that exposes commonalities across compliance efforts. Such a view will help companies reduce compliance costs and maximize the value of investments in compliance-related technologies and services, according to the Institute.

The Unified Compliance Project will break down regulatory and standards requirements into twelve critical IT impact zones, according to the Institute. These include: Leadership and High Level Objectives; Audit and Risk Management; Design and Implementation; Systems Acquisition; Operational Management; IT Staff Management and Outsourcing; Records Management; Technical Security; Physical Security; Systems Continuity; Monitoring, Measurement and Reporting; and Privacy.

Each IT Impact Zone features: IT control objectives mapped to over 60 standards and regulations; query functionality to identify what types of control objectives are required for multiple sets of regulations and standards; foundation-building webinars; original articles, related news, and white papers; and information on leading technologies.

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