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    ARMA Integrates its Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® into the Unified Compliance Framework

    Aug 21, 2017

    ARMA/Unified Compliance webinar will discuss the addition of its principles of the best practices in information governance to the UCF®

    ARMA International is integrating the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® (the Principles) into the Unified Compliance arsenal of tools that help information professionals in their battle to govern the explosion of data even while protecting it from cyber-crooks.

    The Principles, developed by ARMA International, are the established best practices of information governance and are often cited in case law. 

    The integration of the Principles into the Unified Compliance Framework will help information governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) professionals deliver end-to-end records management services in their organizations. 

    Executives from ARMA and Unified Compliance will team for a web seminar that fully discusses the benefits of this key integration. Jocelyn Gunter, CEO of ARMA, and Dorian Cougias, founder of Unified Compliance, will present “How to Use the UCF to Optimize the Records & Information Management/GRC Interface,” at 11 a.m. Eastern time on September 7.

    Gunter, who assumed the CEO role of ARMA in April of 2017, has made educating records management stakeholders to the role RIM can play in the GRC environment a top focus.

    “It can be difficult to illustrate the concept of this integration if an organization doesn’t recognize the importance of records management in daily operations,” says ARMA’s Gunter. “We want all stakeholders, including CSOs and CIOs, to understand that the information behind the records controlled by GRC is a critical resource to the organization.”

    Cougias sees the value of including the best practices of information management with the other documents of authority that GRC professionals must comply with. 

    “A large percent of all GRC controls relate to establishing and maintaining control over some type of documentation or record,” he says. “It’s impossible to reach security, privacy, and risk goals effectively without managing the records first.”

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