Test Once, Satisfy Many With the Risk Cloud® Controls Repository

Streamline your controls compliance program by identifying gaps and redundant requirements across more than 25 frameworks and regulations. Risk Cloud’s Controls Repository creates a single source of truth for evaluating and visualizing risk across your entire enterprise.

Centralize and Automate Controls Compliance

Centralize and Automate Controls Compliance

Save time and remove data silos by mapping controls to over 25 security and privacy frameworks and regulations in one platform. Then, automatically collect evidence and calculate residual risk. Risk Cloud helps mature and scale your program by:

  • Identifying overlapping controls to reduce duplicative work
  • Accelerating control evaluations and audit cycles with automated workflows and assessments
  • Visualizing control effectiveness and residual risk with pre-built reports

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I input my company’s internal control framework into Risk Cloud? icon

Yes, you can import internal controls into Risk Cloud via a CSV file. From there, you can link internal controls to one or many control frameworks to further streamline control evaluation and management.

Does Risk Cloud include access to all control framework content? icon

LogicGate’s team of GRC subject matter experts manages a specific subset of all available control framework content — prioritized by inputs like industry use cases and customer needs. If you would like to leverage a framework that is not pre-built within Risk Cloud, your LogicGate team can help you import the appropriate controls and related data.

How is control content in Risk Cloud updated? icon

LogicGate’s GRC Content Team provides updates related to the latest version of Risk Cloud Standards and Regulations Content provided to you, upon request, via spreadsheet within 120 days of a major release published by the authoritative source.

If requested, they will also make sure that this new version maps to the primary control set (e.g., Secure Controls Framework or HITRUST) to maintain relevant control mappings.

What is the Unified Compliance Framework (UCF)? icon

The Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) helps organizations map compliance requirements across multiple control frameworks via the largest available library of interconnected compliance documents. This leads to faster and more informed compliance decisions, streamlined compliance initiatives, and an estimated 40% to 50% net reduction in compliance-related costs.

What is the Secure Controls Framework (SCF)? icon

The Secure Controls Framework (SCF) is a comprehensive catalog of cybersecurity and privacy controls that map across various statutory, regulatory, and contractual frameworks. By reducing thousands of frameworks down to 1,168 common controls, the SCF is a one-stop-shop that enables companies to maintain security and privacy across all of their processes, systems, and applications.

What is the HITRUST CSF? icon

The HITRUST Common Security Framework (HITRUST CSF) is a prescriptive set of controls that meet the requirements of multiple regulations and standards (e.g., HIPAA, PCI) related to data management, information risk, and compliance. The HITRUST CSF harmonizes multiple frameworks, standards, regulations, and leading practices into a single framework to reduce the need for multiple reports.

The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) was founded in 2007 to help organizations effectively manage data, information risk, and compliance. While originally developed as a healthcare framework, HITRUST has become industry-agnostic to support organizations from all industries to effectively manage controls and evidence.

What is the difference between the SCF and UCF control frameworks? icon

The Secure Controls Framework (SCF) specializes in cybersecurity and data privacy controls, mapping to over 100 laws, regulations, and frameworks. This community-built tool is regularly updated by the SCF’s council of cybersecurity experts to reflect the latest regulations and best practices.

The Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) is a great solution for organizations with compliance needs that extend beyond cybersecurity and data privacy — thanks to the breadth and depth of their framework mapping. UCF customers also benefit from timely requirement updates due to the UCF platform including an algorithm that automatically connects new requirements to the existing control library.

What are the benefits of FedRAMP certification and how can a System Security Plan (SSP) help? icon

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®) was launched in 2011 to help standardize cloud security requirements within state and local agencies. If your organization is a cloud service provider (CSP), you will need to become FedRAMP certified in order to do business with Federal agencies.

A System Security Plan (SSP) is a key component of any FedRAMP Authorization Package — outlining your organization’s current risks and controls. Learn how you can automatically generate a FedRAMP-ready SSP that accurately reflects security control information with Risk Cloud.

What is the difference between ISO 27001 and SOC 2®? icon

ISO 27001 provides requirements for an entire information security management system while SOC 2® is more focused on specific data security controls. If you’re looking for a more rigorous assessment that applies across all industries and regions, ISO 27001 may be the right fit for your organization. SOC 2® is generally recommended for organizations that primarily do business in North America and are looking for a more targeted, industry-specific approach.

What is the difference between GDPR and CCPA? icon

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) led the charge into data privacy regulation in 2018 by enforcing institutional regulations to protect the personal information of European citizens. GDPR includes six lawful bases for processing that individuals must opt into. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was introduced in 2018 and amended in 2020 with a similar goal — protecting personal data of California residents — but there is no opt-in system surrounding lawful processing. Instead, individuals must proactively opt-out of their information being sold by for-profit organizations.

How does CMMC differ from NIST frameworks? icon

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a formal certification program required for organizations that do business with the Department of Defense. ​​CMMC includes three levels of maturity — each aligning with widely accepted National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity standards.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is voluntary and focused on five areas: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. NIST has also produced special publications focused on specific control sets — like NIST 800-53 and NIST 800-171. These two special publications are required for federal agencies and defense contractors.

Do I need to be compliant with NIST, CMMC, and FedRAMP to sell to U.S. government suppliers? icon

The short answer is yes — but it depends. If you plan to do business with U.S. government suppliers, at minimum you will need to be CMMC, NIST 800-53, and NIST 800-171 compliant. If you specifically offer a product or service that is cloud-based, you will need to add FedRAMP to your list! While a growing list of frameworks may feel overwhelming, the good news is that Risk Cloud can help you automate evidence collection, evaluate redundant controls, and shorten audit cycles.

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