ComplianceForge: Innovative, Comprehensive and Affordable Cybersecurity and Privacy Documentation
ComplianceForge has been providing businesses with cybersecurity-related documentation since 2005. While it started focused on framework-specific policies and standards, it evolved into offering a myriad of cybersecurity and privacy documentation products. As compliance requirements have expanded over the past few years, companies are reporting that they need products that can help them with their evolving needs. “Our innovation efforts generate much-needed products that are focused on immediate business needs. For example, nearly every organization has requirements for documented procedures, but that is often neglected due to the enormous time constraints associated with the task. In response to that need, ComplianceForge developed the Cybersecurity Standardized Operating Procedures (CSOP),” states Cornelius. The CSOP is an editable catalog of templatized procedure statements that is targeted at being an “80 percent solution”. This means ComplianceForge did the heavy lifting of writing the bulk of each procedure statement for frameworks that include NIST 800-53, ISO 27002, NIST CSF, and the Secure Controls Framework (SCF).
ComplianceForge’s Microsoft Office-based documentation provides organizations with a proven way to obtain their cybersecurity and privacy compliance documentation. Being Microsoft Word and Excel-based documentation formats, ComplianceForge’s content can be integrated into a variety of third-party GRC platforms and other applications. ComplianceForge works with several GRC platforms, providing “premium content” for these technology solutions so their clients may have quality policies, standards, controls and procedures specific for their needs, without having to go through the time and expense of writing their documentation.
Cybersecurity documentation is generally considered “less-exciting” when compared to other aspects of the cybersecurity industry that garner headlines. However, the documentation provided by ComplianceForge addresses a fundamental requirement for businesses and can help shape the overall cybersecurity posture for an organization towards more secure practices. While documentation requirements are not new, regulations such as NIST 800-171 and CMMC created an immediate business impact that non-compliance with cybersecurity requirements can lead to the loss or cancellation of a government contract. “ComplianceForge established itself as a leading-provider of NIST 800-171 and CMMC compliance-focused documentation. Through listening to our clients, we have enterprise-class solutions targeted for the Fortune 500, as well as tailored solutions for small and medium businesses,” states Cornelius. ComplianceForge can provide fully-mapped documentation to address NIST 800-171, CMMC, CCPA, PCI DSS, SOC 2, EU GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, NY DFS, and many more compliance requirements.