Unified Compliance Framework

The Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) is a complex database with multiple elements. These elements reflect over 400 authority documents and are beneficial as stand-alone references, or as intertwining templates that address requirements through the linking of sources to harmonized controls. For example, the information is beneficial as a framework in a Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC) program.

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The UCF corporate package is distributed with files stored in eleven folders that represent core elements. Below is a description of each element in the directory:

  1. Research Sites Report
    The Research Sites report contains the list of all online compliance sites used to investigate UCF content. The report summarizes information by category, and is sorted by each individual site and document type. This information is a great reference guide for researching compliance issues.
  2. Authority Documents
    The Authority Document List includes every statute, regulation, safe harbor, audit guideline, best practice, and any other documents mapped in the Unified Compliance Framework (UCF), whether redacted or current. This list includes the Authority Document name, the number of citations mapped to UCF controls, and the release date.

    In addition, the Authority Documents In-Depth Reports offer comprehensive information tracked by the UCF. Each report provides an overview of the Authority Document, as well as various charts and lists depicting practices.
  3. Language of Compliance
    The Lang