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  • ARMA is the strongest community of professionals in the information management industry, providing educational resources and networking opportunities at home and around the world.

    When it comes to managing an organization’s vital asset – information, ARMA has the most comprehensive approach. We set the standards and best practices that address the full information lifecycle.

    ARMA is focused on educating all records management stakeholders as to the role RIM can and should play in the GRC environment to make GRC efforts as effective as possible. A large percent of all GRC controls relate to establishing and maintaining control over some type of documentation or record, so it’s impossible to reach security, privacy, and risk goals effectively without managing the records first.

    Why We Partner with the UCF® and the CCH®

    ARMA joined forces with the UCF to promote Records Information Management (RIM) and Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) interaction. The Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® (the Principles), developed by ARMA International are the established best practices of information governance and are often cited in case law.

    ARMA integrated the Principles into the Unified Compliance Framework (accessible through the Common Controls Hub) to help information governance, risk management, and compliance professionals deliver end-to-end records management services in their organizations.

    The integration of the Principles into the UCF facilitates complying with the Principles, and optimizes the interface between RIM and GRC.

    ARMA licensed the CCH for their global member base. If members subscribe to the CCH through ARMA, they will also receive a complimentary license to the ARMA Audit Questions and Controls Authority Documents, which they can include in their CCH Build Documents. With this integration, ARMA members can:

    • Reduce the amount of effort needed to understand compliance requirements
    • Instantly create a set of Common Controls
    • Easily identify overlaps and gaps between RIM and GRC concerns
    • Use the attestation functionality to demonstrate compliance with the required controls
    • Add the ARMA Audit Questions and Controls to their builds
    • Reinforce the importance of RIM and GRC working together to create end-to-end records management

    Who We Serve

    ARMA members represent companies that span the globe, and come from many different industries, including Government, Finance/Insurance, Utilities/Energy, Legal Services, Education, Manufacturing, Consulting, Technology, and Pharmaceuticals.

  • ARMA Information Governance Assessment Controls and Audit License documents available as a Purchase Add On.

    These two documents have a combined 147 mandates stated as both Controls and Audit Questions.

    Click HERE to purchase this document if you already have a Common Controls Hub account.

    Click HERE to purchase a Common Controls Hub account with this document pre-installed for you.

  • How ARMA International Members Can Create a CCH Account

    Welcome to the ARMA branded version of the UCF Common Controls Hub which is licensed for use to our global member base. The CCH will make it simple for you to understand how to comply with regulations, create custom compliance documents, incorporate the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles®, and more.

    ARMA members can use the UCF Common Controls Hub to:

    • easily identify GRC controls relating to establishing and maintaining control over
    • documentation or records
    • discover the gaps and overlaps between RIM and GRC concerns
    • recognize the importance of records management in daily operations
    • With a paid subscription, members will also have receive a complimentary license to the ARMA Audit Questions and Controls Authority Documents (an $895 value) and be able to include them in their CCH Build Documents.

    How to Sign up

    Just visit https://arma.commoncontrolshub.com/account-create.php to sign up for a complimentary Starter account. There’s no time limit, nothing to download or install, and no credit card needed. Just fill out the information on the form, and click “Create Account.” A verification email will be sent to you. When you receive it, use the ‘Click here’ link to verify your account, and get started!

    Do These Three Things Immediately to Set Up Your Account

    1 Create an Authority Document List

    Your Authority Document list will contain all the mandates your organization needs to comply with. Add Authority Documents by geography, subject matter, or simple search.

    2 Compare Authority Documents

    Compare Authority Documents to find the gaps and overlaps, and save time by eliminating redundant controls, reducing your requirements to the bare minimum needed to comply, and drastically reducing audit requirements.

    3 Invite users to your team

    If you need help managing your organization’s compliance requirements, or if more people in your organization need to participate in your compliance initiatives, then invite them into the Hub! Starter accounts may add as many additional users as they would like.

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  • January 2018

    Thursday 01/11/18 | 8:00 am (PST) - 9:00 am (PST)

    Fill Your GDPR Compliance Gaps Today!

    You probably don’t know it, but you have holes in your GDPR compliance! There are 181 GDPR Mandates that focus on information governance that are not included in any other Authority Document, or addressed by any standard GDPR solution! Attend a joint webinar hosted by ARMA and Unified Compliance to learn about the GDPR Audit Guide that will allow you to stay in compliance and avoid heavy fines.

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    September 2017

    Thursday 09/07/17 | 8:00 am (PST)

    How to Use the UCF to Optimize the RIM/GRC Interface

    Join us on Thursday, September 7, 2017, 8 am – 9am PDT, 11 am – 12pm EDT for a one 1-hour webinar on the integration of the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® into the Unified Compliance Framework® (UCF®).

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    • 03/01/18
      GDPR Audit Guide for Information Governance and Records Management Professionals!

      Enforcement of the GDPR will start on May 18, 2018, and fines for non-compliance are heavy. You’re probably received an avalanche of emails about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Everyone who has any type …

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