Dorian J. Cougias is the Lead Analyst of the Unified Compliance Framework (UCF)
and co-founder of Network Frontiers (dba Unified Compliance), a company focusing on the science of compliance, including harmonization methods, metrics, systems continuity, and governance.
Over the last sixteen years, Dorian has overseen the establishment, sale, and re-launch of Network Frontiers, has served as CIO of two of the leading advertising agencies in the world, and has served as CEO of an international software company. He has written and spoken extensively on all matters of information technology, is a leading expert witness, and has won numerous writing and speaking awards.
Dorian serves as an adviser or working group member to the Payment Card Security Council, Financial Technology Forum, and other industry organizations. He is also an Emeritus Professor of Technology, lecturing and serving on the board of advisers for the University of Delaware; College of Human Services, Education, and Public Policy.
As the primary architect of the Unified Compliance Framework® (UCF), Dorian and his research partner, Marcelo Halpern of the international law firm, Perkins Coie, have created the first and largest data structure and repository of regulatory compliance content for governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management. The UCF (and its Software-as-a-Service portal the Common Controls Hub) provide a structure, a methodology, and the evidence needed to prove
compliance, allowing companies to easily and transparently accelerate their IT compliance and governance.
- GRC Innovator Award, GRC 20/20, 2015
- Global Business Excellence Award, Acquisition International, 2015
- GRC Innovator Award, GRC 20/20, 2014
- Computer Book of the Year, Book Expo America, 2003
- Internet Book of the Year, Book Expo America, 2003