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Keep up with the latest news, updates and views from the team here at PolicyCo.

    Link Evidence to External Controls

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    Link Evidence to Exernal Controls

    We did it! Link your evidence gathering activities to multiple external controls. This incredible feature allows you to carefully manage coverage of your evidence gathering activities back to each relevant control.

    Frameworks and Bug Fixes

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    Frameworks and Bug Fixes

    We decided to make frameworks more visible to all the users in your organization. They still exist in the settings area, specifically for activation and deactivation of the controls that matter to your organization, but it’s become clear to us that allowing everyone the ability to search across frameworks outside settings is a huge improvement.

    Many to Many Procedures

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    Many to Many Procedures

    When we first developed the PolicyCo platform, we made the assumption that there should be one procedure for one article. We soon realized both through customer conversations and our own personal experience that this was not a very scalable architecture. Articles tend to be general while procedures are highly prescriptive.

    Version Control Button Update

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    Version Control Button

    This morning we released an update to the Version Control Buttons within our platform.

    Our platform manages changes to policy language through an approval workflow. Each new version can only be approved by designated managers after a review process has been completed.

    Dashboard Improvements

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    Dashboard

    The PolicyCo dashboard is designed to keep track of your overall team effort related to your policy and compliance goals. Every article, procedure and evidence template is displayed with badges that indicate which articles need to be reviewed, which procedures still need to be written or when evidence needs to be gathered.

    NIST CSF Framework Added

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    NIST CSF

    PolicyCo now includes the NIST CSF framework.

    We recently added the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) to the PolicyCo platform, complementing HIPAA, SOC2, and HITRUST.

    Introducing My Procedure Manual

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    My Procedures

    Our latest update gives managers the ability to assign procedures to specific departments or individuals.

    Bulk Control Management

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    If you’ve dealt with compliance frameworks, you understand that not every available control applies to your company. There may be controls that reference regional requirements or PCI compliance that don’t apply to your organization.

    Annual Reviews

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    Policies must be reviewed annually by designated personnel in the organization. With PolicyCo, you can set a date and a list of one or more authorized reviewers.

    Departments

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    Now you can manage your teams by creating departments. This feature is a stepping stone towards being able to assign company procedures to the appropriate members of your organization.

    Assign Users and Departments to Procedures

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    It’s now possible to assign your users to specific procedures. This is a stepping stone towards our vision of allowing for custom procedure manuals within your organization.

    Hyperlink Articles and Procedures

    New feature

    Policies and Procedures commonly need to reference other areas of policies. A great deal of planning went into this feature. Standard hyperlinks are inadequate because it’s not possible to view the information behind the link without navigating to it.

    HITRUST 9.4 Added

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    For those of you who are following the latest HITRUST 9.4 guidlelines, we recently added them to the our HITRUST library. PolicyCo makes it easy for you to migrate to new versions of HITRUST without disrupting your existing mappings.

    Inline Images

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    Wireless Access Policy

    We’re excited to announce our newest feature, Inline Images. Yes, most platforms already allow users to place images into their narrative, but this is something we de-prioritized while working on other key functions.

    New Features!

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    So much has happened since our last announcement. It’s incredible that a year has passed. I think we all can agree that 2020 has been a strange one with a surprise almost every month.

    If this year taught us anything, it’s that when things change, we’ve got to keep up. Remote workers need new Policies and Procedures in a timely manner to keep things moving. Read on to learn more. 

    PolicyCo Weekly Update - 10.11.2019

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    It has been another busy week here at PolicyCo.

    This week the team has been focused on making updates to the dashboard, article editor, and some work under the hood.  Here’s a quick look at what’s gotten some attention this week.